For population 25 years and over in Benjamin:
For population 15 years and over in Benjamin city:
14 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 0.8% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $478 (1.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (76.7 miles , pop. 104,197).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (153.9 miles , pop. 534,694).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (182.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Knox City, TX (3.4 miles ), Munday, TX (3.7 miles ), O'Brien, TX (3.8 miles) , Goree, TX (4.2 miles ), Rochester, TX (4.4 miles ), Weinert, TX (4.4 miles) , Guthrie, TX (5.2 miles ), Crowell, TX (5.3 miles ).
Latitude: 33.58 N, Longitude: 99.79 W
Area code: 940
Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+17.3%).
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Average climate in Benjamin, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Benjamin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 118% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/13/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Benjamin city center killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/1/1954, a category F4 tornado 27.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Benjamin-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 97% 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 68.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from Benjamin center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Knox County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Benjamin:
Local government website: www.knoxcountytx.net
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Benjamin compared to Texas state average:
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Religion statistics for Benjamin (based on Knox County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 119.73%
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 (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,091 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:
8.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,709 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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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:7
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
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