For population 25 years and over in Booker:
For population 15 years and over in Booker town:
342 residents are foreign born (20.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,304 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (113.6 miles , pop. 173,627).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (181.0 miles , pop. 506,132).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (330.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Darrouzett, TX (3.4 miles ), South Beaver, OK (3.7 miles ), Perryton, TX (3.9 miles ), Lipscomb, TX (4.6 miles) , Follett, TX (4.7 miles ), Beaver, OK (5.0 miles ), North Beaver, OK (5.5 miles ), Forgan, OK (5.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 36.45 N, Longitude: 100.54 W
Area code: 806
Population change in the 1990s: +85 (+6.9%).
Work and jobs in Booker: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Booker, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Booker-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 139% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/18/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Booker town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/30/1978, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Booker-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 9.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from Booker center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1999 at 23:19:58, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 16.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2008 at 12:08:15, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from Booker center
On 9/27/2007 at 15:21:02, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lipscomb County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Airports located in Booker:
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Local government website: www.bookertexas.org
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Booker:
Public high school in Booker:
See full list of schools located in Booker, School District: BOOKER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Public elementary/middle school in Booker:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.0%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.3% for American Indian residents, 18.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
45 people in nursing homes in 2000
Booker compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Booker (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Booker (based on Lipscomb County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 83.81%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Booker government finances in 2002(per resident):
11.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,053 average adjusted gross income)
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:
11.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,676 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:
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Booker fatal accident list:
Aug 18, 1980 09:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 30, 1978 09:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Booker)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Booker)
FAA Registered Aircraft:6
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: