Blanket, Texas

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Population in 2014: 381 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 172  (45.3%)
Females: 209  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 76432.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,823 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Blanket:

$31,823
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,226 (it was $16,611 in 2000)

Blanket town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $46,389 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Blanket:

$46,389
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $56,269; Detached houses: $53,183; Mobile homes: $65,486

Median gross rent in 2013: $577.

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  • Races in Blanket, TX (2010)

    Blanket races chart
    • 33084.6%White alone
    • 4912.6%Hispanic
    • 61.5%Two or more races
    • 20.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.5%Other race alone
    • 10.3%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blanket: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.1%), Irish (10.2%), German (5.4%), United States (4.6%), Italian (2.7%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 663 people per square mile   (low).

Blanket,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Blanket:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blanket town:

  • Never married: 10.3%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 20.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $989 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $413 (0.9%)

Blanket satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (70.6 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (105.9 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (134.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Early, TX (3.3 miles ), Comanche, TX (3.5 miles ), Brownwood, TX (3.7 miles ), Thunderbird Bay, TX (3.9 miles ), May, TX (4.2 miles ), Lake Brownwood, TX (4.2 miles ), Mullin, TX (4.5 miles) , Rising Star, TX (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $30,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.83 N, Longitude: 98.79 W

Area code: 325

Blanket household income distribution Blanket home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+5.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (53%)
  • Management occupations (28%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Blanket, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blanket-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Blanket town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blanket-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 76% 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 142.3 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 291.6 miles away from Blanket 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 255.2 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 238.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 212.3 miles away from Blanket center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.6 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 Brown County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blanket topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blanket:

  • CMS HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; EARLY, TX)
  • WESTERN HILLS HEALTHCARE RESIDENCE LTD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COMANCHE, TX)
  • COMANCHE COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; COMANCHE, TX)
  • MEDSHARES HOSPICE OF CENTRAL TX INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BROWNWOOD, TX)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BROWNWOOD, TX)
  • PLANTATION NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BROWNWOOD, TX)
  • GIRLING HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BROWNWOOD, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blanket:

  • Cisco College (about 42 miles; Cisco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,687)
  • Tarleton State University (about 43 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 70 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Central Texas College (about 76 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Weatherford College (about 86 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 95 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • McLennan Community College (about 97 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)

Public high school in Blanket:

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

Park in Blanket: Switzer Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Brown County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.2%
(24.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

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

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Blanket town (based on Brown County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,60779
Mainline Protestant3,60912
Catholic2,5001
Other4583
Black Protestant371
None7,895-
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: 7
Brown County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Brown County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Brown County:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

8.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brown County:

25.1%
Texas:

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

16.2%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blanket:

47.5%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blanket:

42.6%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blanket:

21.9%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blanket:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blanket:

37.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Blanket:

52.6%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Blanket:

75.7%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blanket, 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 0$0 2$1,265
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$1,262
Water Supply 0$0 1$731
Totals for Government 0$0 6$3,258

Blanket government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($123.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($41.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($94.49)

Blanket government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $26,000 ($68.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($123.36)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $12,000 ($31.50)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($18.37)
    Property: $7,000 ($18.37)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Taylor County, TX  0.34% ($28,119 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.32% ($33,385)
from Coleman County, TX  0.30% ($23,000)


6.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
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 Tarrant County, TX  0.41% ($31,549 average AGI)
to Taylor County, TX  0.38% ($33,745)
to Travis County, TX  0.31% ($26,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blanket:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KBWD (1380 AM; 1 kW; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXYL (1240 AM; 1 kW; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blanket:

  • KPBE (89.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • KYOX (94.3 FM; COMANCHE, TX; Owner: 377 BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KHPU (91.7 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY)
  • KOXE (101.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPSM (99.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: LIVING WORD CHURCH OF BROWNWOOD, INC.)
  • KBUB (90.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: LIVING WORD CHURCH OF BROWNWOOD, INC)
  • KXYL-FM (96.9 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blanket:

  • K61CV (Channel 61; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65BC (Channel 65; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KIDU-LP (Channel 56; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K26AP (Channel 26; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Blanket fatal accident list:

Jun 11, 1976 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 11, 1975 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $6,000Total costs
  • 390Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blanket)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Mi Sw (Lat: 31.777083 Lon: -98.842000), Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: KNHK823
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.062 MHz, 856.112 MHz, 857.062 MHz, 857.112 MHz, 858.062 MHz, 858.112 MHz, 859.062 MHz, 859.112 MHz, 860.112 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2002, Expiration Date: 10/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/27/2012Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi E (Lat: 31.818750 Lon: -98.733111), Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WNIB741, Licensee ID: L00004077
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.937 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2012, Expiration Date: 04/02/2022, Cancellation Date: 06/23/2015Registrant: Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc, 7616 Bagby Ave., Waco, TX 76712, Phone: (254) 750-6385, Fax: (254) 750-6590

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA5LBO, Licensee ID: L00257781, Grant Date: 07/19/2011, Expiration Date: 07/19/2021, Registrant: Catharene G Morrison, 108 Main Street, Blanket, TX 76432
  • Call Sign: KB5VZA, Licensee ID: L00743330, Grant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 11/10/2022, Certifier: Shirley E Day, Registrant: Shirley E Day, 8100 Hwy Us 377, Blanket, TX 76432
  • Call Sign: KC5AVD, Licensee ID: L00179709, Grant Date: 01/25/2014, Expiration Date: 02/03/2024, Registrant: Linda G Griffith, 13625 Cr 358, Blanket, TX 76432
  • Call Sign: N5AG, Previous Call Sign: KB5UNY, Licensee ID: L00173888, Grant Date: 05/09/2007, Expiration Date: 07/11/2017, Certifier: Allen B Griffith, Registrant: Allen B Griffith, 13625 Cr 358, Blanket, TX 76432
  • Call Sign: N5RVU, Previous Call Sign: KB5NYO, Licensee ID: L00299116, Grant Date: 12/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/12/2021, Certifier: Gaylon L Day, Registrant: Gaylon L Day, 8100 Hwy 377, Blanket, TX 76432
  • Call Sign: KD5LVH, Licensee ID: L00290004, Grant Date: 08/13/2010, Expiration Date: 10/05/2020, Certifier: Ben A Berres, Registrant: Ben A Griffith, 13625 Cr 358, Blanket, TX 76432
  • Call Sign: KF5GWJ, Licensee ID: L01569723, Grant Date: 05/17/2010, Expiration Date: 05/17/2020, Certifier: Chandra L Stearns, Registrant: Chandra L Stearns, 6700 County Road 334, Blanket, TX 76432

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 267AC , Serial Number: 7AC6561, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Victor L Barber, 650 County Road 161, Blanket, TX 76432
  • Aircraft: VAN DUYN ROBERT D VANS RV10 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: MATTITUCK TMX-540 (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 329DR , Serial Number: 40460, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Keith K Marshall, 6951 County Road 350, Blanket, TX 76432
  • Aircraft: RANS S-6ES COYOTE II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912UL (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4336Q , Serial Number: 09021455, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Keith K Marshall, 6951 County Road 350, Blanket, TX 76432

Most common first names in Blanket, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1374.6 years
John1378.5 years
Mary1083.1 years
William880.2 years
Thomas874.6 years
Robert566.8 years
Charles569.4 years
George477.5 years
Grace487.0 years
Dorothy370.3 years
Most common last names in Blanket, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Eoff982.7 years
Smith882.4 years
Hobson779.7 years
Strickland777.4 years
Switzer680.3 years
Crouch576.8 years
Brewster586.4 years
Caldwell571.2 years
Dabney583.6 years
Moore583.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Blanket 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 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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