Benjamin, Texas

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Population in 2013: 263 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 
Males: 114  (43.4%)
Females: 149  (56.6%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79505.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,751 (it was $31,023 in 2000)
Benjamin:

$30,751
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,753 (it was $13,138 in 2000)

Benjamin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,265 (it was $26,100 in 2000)
Benjamin:

$39,265
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $114,721; Detached houses: $89,658; Mobile homes: $432,312; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,672

Median gross rent in 2012: $472.

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Benjamin races chart
  • White alone - 199 (77.1%)
  • Hispanic - 54 (20.9%)
  • Black alone - 3 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)

Races in Benjamin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benjamin: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.2%), United States (12.3%), English (11.6%), Irish (7.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Swiss (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.04 square miles.

Population density: 254 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Benjamin:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benjamin city:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.9%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

12 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.1%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $440 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $383 (0.8%)

Benjamin satellite photo by USGS

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

Benjamin household income distribution Benjamin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+17.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (8%)

Work and jobs in Benjamin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Benjamin, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benjamin-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 47% 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 above Texas state average. It is 63% 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 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 310.2 miles away from Benjamin 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 210.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 208.1 miles away from Benjamin center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Benjamin:

  • MUNDAY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MUNDAY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benjamin:

  • Vernon College (about 49 miles; Vernon, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,216)
  • Midwestern State University (about 77 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 78 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 80 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Cisco College (about 95 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Cameron University (about 106 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 119 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)

Public high school in Benjamin:

  • Benjamin School (Students: 86; Location: 300 HAYS ST; Grades: PK-12; Our rating: 30)
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Notable location: Benjamin Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.6%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
11 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Benjamin compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Benjamin travel time to work - commute Benjamin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Benjamin city (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 119.73%
Here: 119.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents47.8%23.4%12.2%8.5%8.0%
Congregations30.8%7.7%19.2%26.9%15.4%
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: 2
Knox County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Knox County:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

26.9%
Texas:

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

23.6%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,224$38,6881$1,758
Totals for Government 1$3,224$38,6881$1,758

7.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


8.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
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 Haskell County, TX  1.31% ($29,125 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benjamin:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSEY (1230 AM; 1 kW; SEYMOUR, TX; Owner: MARK V. AULABAUGH)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benjamin:

  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benjamin)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • .15 Mi W Of Courthouse (Lat: 33.583417 Lon: -99.795917), Call Sign: KLP898
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/04/2021
    Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Rd Bldg D, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-8096, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:
  • .4 Mi E State Hwy 6 And 1.5 Mi N (Lat: 33.271778 Lon: -99.793417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KVT906
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.460 MHz, 159.090 MHz, 159.210 MHz, 155.467 MHz, 159.097 MHz, 159.217 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/16/2005, Expiration Date: 08/23/2015
    Registrant: Texas Department Of Public Safety, 5805 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78773-0259, Phone: (512) 424-7134, Fax: (512) 424-5320, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: HUBER GEORGE FP202 KOALA (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 447 (40 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 243RB , Serial Number: 2206, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 01/18/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Coy R Barnett, Po Box 44, Benjamin, TX 79505

Most common first names in Benjamin, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William581.8 years
James467.5 years
Mary486.8 years
Jessie383.0 years
Don260.0 years
John269.0 years
Dorothy272.0 years
George276.0 years
Elnora292.1 years
Bobby280.0 years
Most common last names in Benjamin, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moorhouse985.5 years
Benson674.0 years
Patterson583.6 years
Hertel482.8 years
Hudson473.0 years
Hamilton382.7 years
Duke373.7 years
Idol388.3 years
Cartwright370.7 years
Clower368.3 years

Benjamin on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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