Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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: Callender Lake, TX (1.6 miles ), Edom, TX (1.7 miles ), Brownsboro, TX (2.6 miles ), Murchison, TX (3.0 miles ), Van, TX (3.1 miles ), Redland, TX (3.1 miles ), Chandler, TX (3.5 miles ), Hideaway, TX (3.8 miles ).
Latitude: 32.39 N, Longitude: 95.67 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 903
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Ben Wheeler-Edom: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ben Wheeler-Edom:
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.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
167 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
Ben Wheeler-Edom compared to Texas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Ben Wheeler-Edom CCD (based on Van Zandt County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,625 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:
7.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,192 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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