For population 25 years and over in Blossom:
For population 15 years and over in Blossom city:
81 residents are foreign born (4.8% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $909 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (67.2 miles , pop. 81,381).
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:
Latitude: 33.66 N, Longitude: 95.38 W
Area code: 903
Population change in the 1990s: -147 (-9.3%).
Work and jobs in Blossom: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Blossom, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Eugene Black (Texas politician) - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Blossom:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blossom:
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Public elementary/middle school in Blossom:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.2%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Black residents, 10.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 19.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Blossom compared to Texas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Blossom (based on Lamar County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.36%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,939 average adjusted gross income)
0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($-306 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,399 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Blossom:
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TV broadcast stations around Blossom:
Blossom fatal accident list:
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
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blossom)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.