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Population in 2012: 306 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.0%
 

Males: 153  (50.0%)
Females: 153  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  44.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79506.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,562 (it was $29,659 in 2000)
Blackwell:

$47,562
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,785

Blackwell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,431 (it was $21,900 in 2000)
Blackwell:

$46,431
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $47,067; Detached houses: $47,641; Mobile homes: $43,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $408.

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  • White alone - 270 (86.8%)
  • Hispanic - 36 (11.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blackwell: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (16.0%), German (14.5%), Irish (14.2%), United States (7.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.7%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2120 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 512 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blackwell:

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blackwell city:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Blackwell, Texas as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Blackwell to the number of sex offenders is 306 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $573 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $404 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (41.8 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (180.1 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (211.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Blackwell-Nolan, TX (2.7 miles) , Bronte, TX (3.7 miles ), Robert Lee, TX (4.0 miles ), Winters, TX (4.8 miles ), Sweetwater, TX (5.2 miles ), Jim Ned, TX (5.2 miles) , Roscoe, TX (5.3 miles ), Trent, TX (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 32.09 N, Longitude: 100.32 W

Area code: 325

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+6.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Blackwell-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Blackwell city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 159 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackwell-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 70.3 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 63.9 miles away from Blackwell center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nolan County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Blackwell:

  • BRONTE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BRONTE, TX)
  • BRONTE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BRONTE, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Blackwell, TX

Local government website: www.cityofblackwell.wtxs.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackwell:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 45 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,947)
  • Angelo State University (about 46 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 119 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • Tarleton State University (about 124 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • Texas Tech University (about 138 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 139 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Weatherford College (about 155 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 2,623)

Public high school in Blackwell:

  • Blackwell School (Students: 164; Location: 610 N ALAMO; Grades: PK-12; Our rating: 39)
See full list of schools located in Blackwell, School District: BLACKWELL CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT


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

Tourist attraction: Fort Chadbourne Foundation (Historical Places & Services; 651 Fort Chadbourne Road).

 
Nolan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blackwell that have no violations reported:

  • SPORTSMANS LODGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.0%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blackwell, TX

Blackwell compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blackwell travel time to work - commute


Blackwell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Blackwell city (based on Nolan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.62%
Here74.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents54.6%14.2%10.5%9.2%2.1%
Congregations31.7%7.3%12.2%19.5%2.4%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Baptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.1%1.7%1.2%1.1%3.3%
Congregations4.9%2.4%2.4%2.4%14.6%
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: 1
Here:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nolan County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Nolan County:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.6%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
State:

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

11.9%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 0$0 1$250


7.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from Taylor County, TX  0.94% ($22,809 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.48% ($31,208)
from Fisher County, TX  0.40% ($21,900)


8.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
Texas average:

7.44%

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:
to Taylor County, TX  1.35% ($28,456 average AGI)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.52% ($20,808)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.40% ($29,150)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackwell:

  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackwell:

  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KCRN-FM (93.9 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KORQ (96.1 FM; WINTERS, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP)
  • KUTX (90.1 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)
  • KULL (92.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Blackwell:

  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIDY (Channel 6; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • KPTA-LP (Channel 63; ABILENE-SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIDB-CA (Channel 35; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)

Blackwell fatal accident list:

May 17, 1997 03:15 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 12, 1997 01:20 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blackwell)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WNQU202
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.825 MHz, 461.825 MHz, 466.825 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/1999, Expiration Date: 11/09/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2003
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Company, Tulsa, OK 74102-0201, Phone: (918) 599-2014, Fax: (918) 599-3438, Email:
  • Lat: 32.085833 Lon: -102.366528, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: KKM90
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/2003, Expiration Date: 02/09/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2003
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Company, Tulsa, OK 74102-0201, Phone: (918) 599-2014, Fax: (918) 599-3438, Email:
  • 1000 N Hwy 53 3 Mi S Hwy 126 (Lat: 32.216806 Lon: -100.260111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 98 m, Call Sign: WPDV814
    Assigned Frequencies: 937.400 MHz, 937.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/13/2003, Expiration Date: 09/15/2013, Certifier: David Poole
    Registrant: Hcl / Efh, 1601 Bryan Street - 26th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201, Phone: (214) 812-5230, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA5QYR, Licensee ID: L00450678
    Grant Date: 02/26/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014, Certifier: John C Tomlinson
    Registrant: John C Tomlinson, Blackwell, TX 79506
  • Call Sign: KB5VEW, Licensee ID: L00516807
    Grant Date: 09/24/2012, Expiration Date: 09/15/2022, Certifier: Richard L Whitworth
    Registrant: Richard L Whitworth, Blackwell, TX 79506
  • Call Sign: KE5IPN, Licensee ID: L01153656
    Grant Date: 05/19/2006, Expiration Date: 05/19/2016, Certifier: Kathie L Whitworth
    Registrant: Kathie L Whitworth, 279 Eds Rd, Blackwell, TX 79506
  • Call Sign: AE5IX, Licensee ID: L01420310
    Grant Date: 07/30/2008, Expiration Date: 07/30/2018, Certifier: Thomas P Davis
    Registrant: Thomas P Davis, Blackwell, TX 79506


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5


Most common first names in Blackwell, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1573.4 years
William1277.6 years
Robert1181.5 years
John570.6 years
Mary581.2 years
Joseph475.3 years
Lewis480.7 years
Melvin477.5 years
Willie481.7 years
Thelma486.7 years
Most common last names in Blackwell, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1178.4 years
Moore876.3 years
Mcrorey676.2 years
White577.2 years
Ware583.4 years
Barnes570.6 years
Taylor572.4 years
Jones573.4 years
Jordan586.6 years
Lanier490.2 years
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