Barstow, Texas

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Population in 2013: 369 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 180  (48.8%)
Females: 189  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79719.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,344 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Barstow:

$27,344
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,393 (it was $7,642 in 2000)

Barstow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $24,932 (it was $12,300 in 2000)
Barstow:

$24,932
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $30,160; Detached houses: $32,551; Townhouses or other attached units: $8,945; Mobile homes: $14,313

Median gross rent in 2012: $313.

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Barstow races chart
  • Hispanic - 274 (78.5%)
  • White alone - 71 (20.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.6%)

Races in Barstow detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Barstow: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (3.6%), English (3.3%), Irish (3.1%), German (2.7%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2566 feet

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 552 people per square mile   (low).

Barstow, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Barstow:

  • High school or higher: 56.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barstow city:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 8.6%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

13 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.0%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Barstow, Texas as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Barstow to the number of sex offenders is 178 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.8%)

Barstow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (66.7 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (179.8 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (322.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Pecos, TX (2.6 miles ), Pyote, TX (4.1 miles) , Wickett, TX (4.9 miles ), Wink, TX (5.0 miles ), Coyanosa, TX (5.0 miles) , Toyah, TX (5.1 miles) , Mentone, TX (5.2 miles) , Thorntonville, TX (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 31.46 N, Longitude: 103.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 432

Barstow household income distribution Barstow home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -124 (-23.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (25%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Food processing workers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Work and jobs in Barstow: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Barstow, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Barstow-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.0 miles away from the Barstow city center killed 30 people and injured 121 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.6 miles away from the city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barstow-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from Barstow center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 188.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from Barstow center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ward County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Barstow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Barstow:

  • AMERICAN HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PECOS, TX)
  • REEVES COUNTY HOSPITAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; PECOS, TX)
  • REEVES COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PECOS, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barstow:

  • Odessa College (about 66 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 70 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Sul Ross State University (about 78 miles; Alpine, TX; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Midland College (about 86 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Howard College (about 127 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 145 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • South Plains College (about 159 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)

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Ward County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.6%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Barstow compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Barstow travel time to work - commute Barstow mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Barstow city (based on Ward County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.24%
Here: 78.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents38.3%35.2%8.4%5.4%3.5%
Congregations25.0%6.3%9.4%21.9%3.1%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.4%1.6%1.4%1.3%2.5%
Congregations6.3%3.1%3.1%6.3%15.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ward County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Ward County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Ward County:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Ward County:

27.8%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$247
Fire - Other 12$107$1070$0
Water Supply 1$2,100$25,2000$0
Totals for Government 13$2,207$2,0379$247

Barstow government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $3,000 ($8.13)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $178,000 ($482.38)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($13.55)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($10.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($102.98)

Barstow government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($16.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($10.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $104,000 ($281.84)

Barstow government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $120,000 ($325.20)

7.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ector County, TX  1.40% ($32,560 average AGI)
from Midland County, TX  0.59% ($34,905)
from Reeves County, TX  0.45% ($36,938)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ector County, TX  1.46% ($42,115 average AGI)
to Midland County, TX  0.90% ($47,250)
to Reeves County, TX  0.28% ($28,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barstow:

  • KIUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; PECOS, TX; Owner: PECOS RADIO CO,INC)
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KERB (600 AM; 1 kW; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barstow:

  • KPTX (98.3 FM; PECOS, TX; Owner: PARADAY, INC.)
  • KKLY (97.3 FM; PECOS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K217CC (91.3 FM; PECOS, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Barstow:

  • K64EC (Channel 64; PECOS, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CASTING, INC.)

Barstow fatal accident list:

Jul 10, 2001 07:25 AM, Brantst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 15, 1984 07:35 PM, Fm516, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 9, 1983 08:00 AM, Brant, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Barstow)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 31.499306 Lon: -103.331000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 98 m, Call Sign: WPEG779
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/2010, Expiration Date: 10/05/2020, Certifier: Carl T Speight
    Registrant: Pros Rf, 6160 Song Breeze Trace, Duluth, GA 30097-1470, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 7 Mi Ne (Lat: 31.569306 Lon: -103.281000), Call Sign: WNKN253
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/09/2003, Expiration Date: 09/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2012
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Mivida Plant 7 Mi Nne Of Pecos (Lat: 31.525694 Lon: -103.467667), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPAU327
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/1997, Expiration Date: 10/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2002
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 3 Mi Ne Twr 3 (Lat: 31.499167 Lon: -103.331111), Type: Other, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPTP805
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2011, Expiration Date: 11/19/2021, Certifier: Bruce M Williams
    Registrant: Energy Transfer, 800 East Sonterra Blvd., Suite 400, San Antonio, TX 78258, Phone: (210) 572-0518, Email:
  • Lat: 31.424694 Lon: -103.231111, Call Sign: WQIV952
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.112 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2008, Expiration Date: 05/30/2018, Certifier: Barbara Rhodes
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • MP 636.9, Mp 636.9 (Lat: 31.472944 Lon: -103.338389), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQPW968
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.800 MHz, 160.320 MHz, 160.410 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 09/05/2022, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB5AKC
    Grant Date: 05/14/1991, Expiration Date: 05/14/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2003
    Registrant: Ernest T Travland, Box 71, Barstow, TX 79719

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5526P , Serial Number: 24-589, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 12/10/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 2, Barstow, TX 79719
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 88 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5790M , Serial Number: 340-0044, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/2001
    Registrant (Government): Ward County Irrigation District No 1, Po Box 325, Barstow, TX 79719

Most common first names in Barstow, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John580.8 years
James467.0 years
George483.2 years
Manuel378.7 years
Pedro388.0 years
David265.0 years
Domingo269.0 years
Juan273.4 years
Alice283.5 years
Josephine269.0 years
Most common last names in Barstow, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia869.8 years
Abila771.6 years
Hignojos581.6 years
Contreras570.8 years
Gonzales473.3 years
Crawford376.4 years
Avila386.7 years
Davis380.3 years
Bustillos388.3 years
Olivas382.3 years
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