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Population in 2012: 1,547 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.5%
 

Males: 719  (46.5%)
Females: 828  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  36.6 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75416.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,901 (it was $28,235 in 2000)
Blossom:

$36,901
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,406

Blossom city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,884 (it was $37,900 in 2000)
Blossom:

$62,884
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,867; Detached houses: $70,351; Townhouses or other attached units: $13,156; Mobile homes: $35,155

Median gross rent in 2012: $700.

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  • White alone - 1,354 (90.6%)
  • Hispanic - 75 (5.0%)
  • Black alone - 35 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blossom: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (15.1%), Irish (15.0%), German (7.8%), English (3.8%), Scottish (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 539 feet

Land area: 2.51 square miles.

Population density: 616 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blossom:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blossom city:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

68 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Blossom, Texas as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Blossom to the number of sex offenders is 103 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $958 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $671 (0.9%)

Blossom satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McKinney, TX (79.3 miles , pop. 54,369).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Garland, TX (89.2 miles , pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (100.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Sun Valley, TX (1.6 miles) , Reno, TX (2.3 miles ), Detroit, TX (2.6 miles ), Paris, TX (3.1 miles ), Deport, TX (3.2 miles ), Biardstown, TX (3.4 miles) , Powderly, TX (3.6 miles) , Toco, TX (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $52,700
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,900
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,900
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,900
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,900
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $34,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000

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Latitude: 33.66 N, Longitude: 95.38 W

Area code: 903

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -147 (-9.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Blossom-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 202% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Blossom city center killed 10 people and injured 170 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1981, a category F4 tornado 12.6 miles away from the city center injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blossom-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 91.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Blossom center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/1/1995 at 04:49:29, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from Blossom center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Eugene Black (Texas politician) - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Blossom:

  • RED RIVER HOMECARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; RENO, TX)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE OF PARIS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • MILLENNIUM HOME CARE OF NE TEXAS (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PARIS, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Blossom, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blossom:

  • Paris Junior College (about 9 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,649)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 43 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 63 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,111)
  • Grayson County College (about 72 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • Texarkana College (about 77 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • LeTourneau University (about 92 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (about 92 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 10,442)

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

Church in Blossom: Church of God (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Knights of Honor Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: City Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lamar 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 2012: 17.0%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blossom, TX

Blossom compared to Texas state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blossom travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Blossom city (based on Lamar County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.36%
Here65.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents55.6%10.9%8.6%7.5%6.9%
Congregations34.8%15.2%1.1%16.3%6.5%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%1.2%1.2%1.2%4.4%
Congregations2.2%1.1%4.3%1.1%17.4%
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: 6
Lamar County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Lamar County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Here:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.6%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

26.5%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,392$28,7040$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,702$32,4240$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,525
Sewerage 1$3,455$41,4600$0
Water Supply 1$2,347$28,1640$0
Totals for Government 4$10,896$32,6881$1,525


5.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($-306 average AGI)
Lamar County:

0.21%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Red River County, TX  0.65% ($26,660 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.46% ($34,520)
from Fannin County, TX  0.26% ($27,405)


5.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
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 Dallas County, TX  0.55% ($22,667 average AGI)
to Red River County, TX  0.42% ($25,971)
to Denton County, TX  0.23% ($31,474)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blossom:

  • KPLT (1490 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPJC (1250 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, TX; Owner: PARIS JUNIOR COLLEGE)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blossom:

  • KBUS (101.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLT-FM (107.7 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOYN (93.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHCP (89.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K217CP (91.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • KITX (95.5 FM; HUGO, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KGAP (98.5 FM; CLARKSVILLE, TX; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Blossom:

  • K42DA (Channel 42; PARIS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K08KK (Channel 8; PARIS, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • K15AA (Channel 15; HUGO, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Blossom fatal accident list:

Feb 5, 2010 07:25 PM, Us-82, 13200, Lat: 33.66140556, Lon: -95.40218333, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jun 22, 1999 03:55 PM, Us-82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 27, 1997 08:30 AM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Oct 8, 1989 05:45 PM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 16, 1982 00:30 AM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 8, 1979 10:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blossom)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Blossum ES, 310 High St. (Lat: 33.659889 Lon: -95.385750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 37.5 m, Call Sign: WQGB691
    Assigned Frequencies: 19400.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2006, Expiration Date: 12/01/2016, Certifier: Scott Kirby
    Registrant: Trillion Partners, Inc., Under Receivership, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd., Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blossom)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4538R , Serial Number: 28-21242, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 50 County Road 13200, Blossom, TX 75416
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8308T , Serial Number: 17557008, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1961
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gene C Svoboda, 50 County Road 13200, Blossom, TX 75416, Other Owners: Lynne E Svoboda


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 108
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Blossom


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Most common first names in Blossom, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2276.8 years
James2176.2 years
William1676.6 years
Robert1567.0 years
John1578.5 years
Ruby1182.7 years
Thomas875.7 years
Charles870.8 years
George774.1 years
Willie783.6 years
Most common last names in Blossom, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Allen1673.5 years
Smith1571.9 years
Crawford1479.1 years
Williams1079.7 years
Brown687.2 years
Lee669.7 years
Bailey680.8 years
Moore687.3 years
Miears582.2 years
Whitley581.4 years
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