For population 25 years and over in Barstow:
For population 15 years and over in Barstow city:
21 residents are foreign born (5.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.4%)
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 ), Lindsay, TX (3.3 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) .
Latitude: 31.46 N, Longitude: 103.40 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 432
Population change in the 1990s: -124 (-23.4%).
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
Barstow-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 42% 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 above Texas state average. It is 91% 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 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from Barstow center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Barstow:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barstow:
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.149. This is significantly better than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 16.2. This is significantly worse than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 31.1. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 26.5. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 25.8%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Barstow compared to Texas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Barstow (based on Ward County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.24%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Barstow government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,637 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,747 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Barstow:
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
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
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
FAA Registered Aircraft:2