Barstow, Texas

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Population in 2017: 370 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 185  (50.1%)
Females: 185  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

33.7 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79719.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $22,243 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Barstow:

$22,243
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $11,502 (it was $7,642 in 2000)

Barstow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $27,224 (it was $12,300 in 2000)
Barstow:

$27,224
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $36,006; detached houses: $38,672; mobile homes: $25,793

Median gross rent in 2017: $710.

March 2019 cost of living index in Barstow: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.2%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.5% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Barstow, TX (2010)
    • 27478.5%Hispanic
    • 7120.3%White alone
    • 20.6%Black alone
    • 20.6%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Barstow, Texas as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Barstow is 308 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (2.1%), German (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2566 feet

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 553 people per square mile   (low).

Barstow, Texas map

41 residents are foreign born (5.8% Latin America).

This city:

6.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $245 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $274 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Barstow, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Barstow, TX in 2017
Barstow satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Barstow, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (16.7%)
  • Food (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.5%)
  • Utilities (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (20.5%)
  • Food (14.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.2%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Truck transportation (8.0%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.0%)
  • Gasoline stations (12.0%)
  • Utilities (12.0%)
  • Food (10.0%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
Most common occupations in Barstow, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (25.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12.0%)
  • Cashiers (10.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.0%)
  • Food processing workers (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)

Average climate in Barstow, Texas

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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 Barstow 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 the city 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 Barstow 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 Barstow 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 a lot smaller than the US average (13).
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
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

For population 15 years and over in Barstow:

Marital status in Barstow, TX
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Barstow:

  • High school or higher: 54.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.3
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Barstow, TX (based on Ward County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,36420
Catholic2,5253
Mainline Protestant6906
Other1622
None3,917-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ward County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
Texas:

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

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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:
Here:

14.0%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.6%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.5%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Barstow:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Barstow:

13.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Barstow:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

39.7%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

49.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.7%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Barstow, TX Residents
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
Fire - Other 12$107$1070$0
Water Supply 1$2,100$25,2000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$247
Totals for Government 13$2,207$2,0379$247

7.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ector County, TX  1.13% ($40,783 average AGI)
from Midland County, TX  0.52% ($62,190)


9.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.89%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ector County, TX  1.49% ($52,726 average AGI)
to Reeves County, TX  0.67% ($45,571)
to Midland County, TX  0.50% ($73,857)

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 367ft / 112mTotal length
  • $13,000Total costs
  • 122,940Total average daily traffic
  • 44,874Total average daily truck traffic
  • 146,370Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Barstow, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 241960-1969
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Barstow, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 Broadcast 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: Frances Kilborne, Registrant: Regency Field Services LLC, 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: 03/07/2018, Expiration Date: 05/30/2028, Certifier: Barbara Rhodes, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, 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, 161.265 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 09/05/2022, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

32 (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:

2
  • 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
  • Call Sign: KF5ZBW, Licensee ID: L01823999, Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 11/13/2023, Certifier: Cary D Hannsz, Registrant: Cary D Hannsz, 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, Airworthiness Date: 12/10/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 07/26/2013
    Registrant (Government): Ward County Irrigation District #1, Po Box 2, Barstow, TX 79719
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7525P , Serial Number: 24-2727, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 08/03/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Calvin G Willson, Po Box 173, 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Barstow, TX
  • 77.2%Utility gas
  • 15.0%Electricity
  • 7.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Barstow, TX
  • 66.0%Utility gas
  • 34.0%Electricity


Barstow compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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