Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in July 2007: 6,892.
Males: 3,460  (50.2%)
Females: 3,432  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 75754

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,924 (it was $34,745 in 2000)
Ben Wheeler-Edom:

$42,924
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,882 (it was $16,703 in 2000)

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

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,148 (it was $65,300 in 2000)
Ben Wheeler-Edom:

$97,148
TX:

$132,000
  • Races in Ben Wheeler-Edom, TX (2000)

    Ben Wheeler-Edom races chart
    • 5,38283.8%White alone
    • 5097.9%Hispanic
    • 3164.9%Black alone
    • 1692.6%Two or more races
    • 400.6%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ben Wheeler-Edom: 84.2 (less than average, 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).

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%

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: 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

Ben Wheeler-Edom household income distribution Ben Wheeler-Edom home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

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, Texas average temperatures Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas average precipitation Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas humidity Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas wind speed Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas snowfall Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas sunshine Ben Wheeler-Edom, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Ben Wheeler-Edom-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 103% 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 slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 300.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from Ben Wheeler-Edom center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 276.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 278.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from Ben Wheeler-Edom center
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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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, Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Ben Wheeler-Edom:

  • VAN HEALTHCARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VAN, TX)
  • VILLA SIESTA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VAN, TX)
  • COUNTRY INN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VAN, TX)
  • COUNTRY INN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VAN, TX)
  • CHANDLER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CHANDLER, TX)
  • CANTON OAKS (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CANTON, TX)
  • US RENAL CARE CANTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CANTON, TX)

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

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 18 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,333)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 23 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 25 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Kilgore College (about 47 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Navarro College (about 54 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • LeTourneau University (about 56 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 61 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)

Click to draw/clear place borders

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.4. This is about average.

City:

79.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.11
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0
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%
167 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Ben Wheeler-Edom compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Texas average:

15.6

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

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,79185
Mainline Protestant3,23115
Catholic1,9453
Black Protestant7155
Other5782
None27,319-
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: 6
Van Zandt County:

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.
State:

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
Van Zandt County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Zandt County:

25.5%
Texas:

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

14.9%
State:

15.7%

7.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
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 Dallas County, TX  1.12% ($31,125 average AGI)
from Smith County, TX  0.92% ($36,603)
from Kaufman County, TX  0.90% ($36,268)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
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 Smith County, TX  1.11% ($26,585 average AGI)
to Dallas County, TX  1.05% ($27,803)
to Kaufman County, TX  0.81% ($34,142)

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)
Cost of Living Calculator