Benjamin, Texas

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Population in 2017: 256 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 117  (45.8%)
Females: 139  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79505.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,003 (it was $31,023 in 2000)
Benjamin:

$46,003
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,774 (it was $13,138 in 2000)

Benjamin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $57,769 (it was $26,100 in 2000)
Benjamin:

$57,769
TX:

$172,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $695.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benjamin: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.7%
(30.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 72.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Benjamin, TX (2010)
    • 19977.1%White alone
    • 5420.9%Hispanic
    • 31.2%Black alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Benjamin, Texas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benjamin is 268 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (23.3%), English (6.3%), Irish (6.3%), German (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.04 square miles.

Population density: 247 people per square mile   (very low).

Benjamin, Texas map

18 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America).

This city:

6.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $683 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $416 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Benjamin, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benjamin, TX in 2017
Benjamin satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+17.3%).
Most common industries in Benjamin, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (21.0%)
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Public administration (17.0%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (34.4%)
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Public administration (16.4%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (35.9%)
  • Public administration (17.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Benjamin, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (19.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.3%)
  • Cashiers (10.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (7.7%)

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 the city 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benjamin topographic map

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:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Benjamin Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

For population 15 years and over in Benjamin:

Marital status in Benjamin, TX
  • Never married: 8.0%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

For population 25 years and over in Benjamin:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benjamin, TX (based on Knox County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,12917
Catholic7252
Mainline Protestant4525
None413-
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: 2
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

11.8%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

26.9%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Knox County:

23.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benjamin:

50.5%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Benjamin:

46.8%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Benjamin:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Benjamin:

10.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Benjamin:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Benjamin:

35.1%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

55.0%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benjamin, TX Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$3,224$38,6881$1,758

Benjamin government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $142,000 ($554.69)
    Central Staff Services: $69,000 ($269.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($121.09)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($7.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $69,000 ($269.53)

Benjamin government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($125.00)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($46.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $142,000 ($554.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $249,000 ($972.66)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($101.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,000 ($39.06)

Benjamin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $97,000 ($378.91)

6.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,757 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.0mTotal length
  • 5,450Total average daily traffic
  • 2,018Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,660Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 33.605889 Lon: -99.793194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: KVT906,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.217 MHz, Grant Date: 06/04/2015, Expiration Date: 08/23/2025, Registrant: Texas Department Of Public Safety, 5805 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78773-0259, Phone: (512) 424-7134, Fax: (512) 424-5320, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BENJAMIN, 101 West Collins Street (#274559) (Lat: 33.592056 Lon: -99.794361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WQRR572,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2013, Expiration Date: 07/15/2023, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • ROSSRANCH, .5 Mile North Of Route 82, 15 Miles West (Lat: 33.572778 Lon: -100.038889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 98 m, Overall height: 102.7 m, Call Sign: WQSI895,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6271.36 MHz, Grant Date: 09/25/2013, Expiration Date: 09/25/2023, Cancellation Date: 10/09/2018, Certifier: Kevin B Coyne, Registrant: Fiberlight, LLC, 4360 Beltway Pl, Suite 230, Arlington, TX 76018, Phone: (972) 832-3176, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 12/13/2007
    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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benjamin, TX
  • 56.5%Utility gas
  • 29.0%Electricity
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benjamin, TX
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 44.4%Electricity
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Benjamin compared to Texas 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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