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Van Zandt County

Population in July 2007: 6,892.
Males: 3,460  (50.2%)
Females: 3,432  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $40,755 (it was $34,745 in 2000)
Ben Wheeler-Edom:

$40,755
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,987

Ben Wheeler-Edom CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $96,534 (it was $65,300 in 2000)
Ben Wheeler-Edom:

$96,534
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $137,286; Detached houses: $163,356; Townhouses or other attached units: $223,072; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $248,566; Mobile homes: $78,157; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $70,599

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Ben Wheeler-Edom races chart
  • White alone - 5,382 (83.8%)
  • Hispanic - 509 (7.9%)
  • Black alone - 316 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 169 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 40 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.1%)

Races in Ben Wheeler-Edom detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ben Wheeler-Edom: 142.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 141.7 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Ben Wheeler-Edom:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ben Wheeler-Edom CCD:

  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 69.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Texas:  16.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Ben Wheeler-Edom CCD:  0.9% ($617)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (21.8 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Garland, TX (66.8 miles , pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (71.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Edom, TX (1.7 miles ), Brownsboro, TX (2.6 miles ), Murchison, TX (3.0 miles ), Van, TX (3.1 miles ), Chandler, TX (3.5 miles ), Moore Station, TX (3.9 miles) , Canton, TX (4.0 miles ), Athens, TX (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 32.39 N, Longitude: 95.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 903

Ben Wheeler-Edom household income distribution Ben Wheeler-Edom home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Average climate in Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Ben Wheeler-Edom-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 202% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Ben Wheeler-Edom place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1954, a category F3 tornado 11.6 miles away from the place center injured 4 people.

Earthquake activity:

Ben Wheeler-Edom-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from Ben Wheeler-Edom center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Van Zandt County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 3, Storms: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ben Wheeler-Edom:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 18 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,707)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 23 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 6,186)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 25 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 4,172)
  • Kilgore College (about 47 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 2,977)
  • Navarro College (about 54 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 4,283)
  • LeTourneau University (about 55 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 61 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 5,138)

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Notable locations in Ben Wheeler-Edom: Bear Creek Branch Library (A), South Van Zandt Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Van Zandt - Midway Volunteer Fire Department (C), Edom Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ben Wheeler-Edom include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Stanger Springs Church (B), Pleasant Hill Church (C), Pleasant Ridge Church (D), Sexton Chapel (E), Smith Chapel (F), County-Line Church (G), Hobbs Church (H), Watts Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Carter Cemetery (1), Cox Cemetery (2), Jacob Cemetery (3), New Harmony Cemetery (4), Liberty Cemetery (5), Hill Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Pounders Lake (A), Mitchell Lake (B), Lowrie Lake (C), Dubose Lake (D), Hand Lake (E), Smart Lake (F), Payne Ranch Lake (G), Bass Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Steve Creek (B), Diffy Creek (C), Coppers Branch (D), Madcat Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Van Zandt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.7. This is about average.
City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.69
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

28.3


Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.9%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ben Wheeler-Edom, TX


167 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Ben Wheeler-Edom compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ben Wheeler-Edom (based on Van Zandt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.30%
Here57.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents51.6%16.0%12.7%6.3%6.0%
Congregations27.2%19.6%16.3%15.2%3.3%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.4%1.6%1.4%0.8%1.2%
Congregations6.5%2.2%1.1%3.3%5.4%
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: 6
Here:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Van Zandt County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
This county:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Van Zandt County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Van Zandt County:

8.9%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.5%
State:

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

14.9%
Texas:

15.7%

8.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from Dallas County, TX  1.64% ($38,899 average AGI)
from Kaufman County, TX  0.87% ($36,496)
from Smith County, TX  0.80% ($33,794)


7.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
Texas average:

7.44%

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:
to Dallas County, TX  1.19% ($30,161 average AGI)
to Smith County, TX  0.97% ($28,523)
to Kaufman County, TX  0.92% ($33,608)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ben Wheeler-Edom:

  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVCI (1510 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANTON, TX; Owner: CANTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZEY (690 AM; 1 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ben Wheeler-Edom:

  • KDOK (92.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKUS (104.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVNE (89.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KGLY (91.3 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KPXI (100.7 FM; OVERTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • K201DJ (88.1 FM; ATHENS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KNUE (101.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K259AQ (99.7 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYYK (98.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KISX (107.3 FM; WHITEHOUSE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOYE (96.7 FM; FRANKSTON, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KYFP (89.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBLZ (102.7 FM; WINONA, TX; Owner: S.O. 2,000, LC)
  • K243AE (96.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Ben Wheeler-Edom:

  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KLTV (Channel 7; TYLER, TX; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KFXK (Channel 51; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTPN-LP (Channel 48; TYLER, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K20DL (Channel 20; TYLER, TX; Owner: PROGRESSIVE CABLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • K26GA (Channel 26; TYLER/JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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