Briggs, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 1,850.
Males: 930  (50.3%)
Females: 920  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 78608

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,098 (it was $35,433 in 2000)
Briggs:

$45,098
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,540 (it was $18,838 in 2000)

Briggs CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $159,167 (it was $91,400 in 2000)
Briggs:

$159,167
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $260,115; Detached houses: $263,924; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $150,837
Briggs races chart
  • White alone - 1,321 (90.5%)
  • Hispanic - 91 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Briggs: 157.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 225.4 square miles.

Population density: 8.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Briggs, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Briggs:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Briggs CCD:

  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 72.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.2%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Briggs, Texas as of May 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Briggs to the number of sex offenders is 1,850 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Briggs CCD:  0.5% ($471)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Briggs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Killeen, TX (18.3 miles , pop. 86,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (45.4 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (107.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Kempner, TX (3.2 miles ), Southwest Bell, TX (3.4 miles ), Florence, TX (3.4 miles ), Copperas Cove, TX (3.7 miles ), Bertram, TX (3.8 miles ), Lampasas, TX (4.0 miles ), Fort Hood, TX (4.2 miles ), Killeen, TX (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 30.93 N, Longitude: 97.96 W

Area code: 512

Briggs household income distribution Briggs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Customer service representatives (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Briggs, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Briggs-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Briggs place center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 3/10/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the place center injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Briggs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% 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 219.5 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 325.1 miles away from Briggs center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from the city 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 318.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 139.3 miles away from Briggs center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.7 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 Burnet County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Sam Langford (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Briggs:

  • GREENLEAF CTR INC KILLEEN (Hospital, about 13 miles away; KILLEEN, TX)
  • METROPLEX HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; KILLEEN, TX)
  • TRINITY HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; COPPERAS COVE, TX)
  • HILL COUNTRY REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; COPPERAS COVE, TX)
  • BERTRAM COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BERTRAM, TX)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE LAMPASAS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LAMPASAS, TX)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Briggs:

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Amtrak stations near Briggs:

  • 19 miles: FORT HOOD (BLDG. 108, 76 TANK BATTALION AVE.) - Bus Station
  • 19 miles: KILLEEN (ARROW TRAILWAYS, 200 E. AVENUE C) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Briggs:

  • Central Texas College (about 16 miles; Killeen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,911)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 31 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Concordia University-Texas (about 37 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Temple College (about 38 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • Austin Community College District (about 45 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 25,957)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 47 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 45,500)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 51 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 4,308)

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Notable locations in Briggs: Blacks Fort (A), Briggs Fire Department (B), Oakalla Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Bailey Cemetery (2), Mahomet Cemetery (3), Ethridge Cemetery (4), Gillum Cemetery (5), Strickling Cemetery (6), Toby Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Panther Den Branch (A), Burnet Branch (B), Campbells Branch (C), Rocky Creek (D), Ramsey Nursery Branch (E), Pool Branch (F), Olive Branch (G), Miller Branch (H), McDaniel Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.5. This is about average.

City:

81.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Briggs and their reported violations in the past:

JS MARKET (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.1%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Briggs compared to Texas 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Briggs CCD (based on Burnet County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.62%
Here: 52.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents46.5%22.4%10.7%7.3%4.8%
Congregations24.0%10.0%16.0%24.0%4.0%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.1%1.7%1.2%1.2%2.0%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%4.0%6.0%
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: 5
Burnet County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Burnet County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Burnet County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Burnet County:

26.3%
Texas:

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

15.2%
State:

15.7%

8.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,757 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.42%
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 Travis County, TX  1.10% ($52,809 average AGI)
from Llano County, TX  1.08% ($28,247)
from Williamson County, TX  1.03% ($46,158)


8.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,409 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
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 Travis County, TX  1.33% ($38,805 average AGI)
to Williamson County, TX  1.09% ($32,327)
to Llano County, TX  0.83% ($31,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Briggs:

  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KCYL (1450 AM; 1 kW; LAMPASAS, TX; Owner: RONALD K. WITCHER)
  • WMOP (900 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • KVET (1300 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KHLB (1340 AM; 1 kW; BURNET, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Briggs:

  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KSSM (103.1 FM; COPPERAS COVE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNCT-FM (91.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KFMK (105.9 FM; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLT (88.5 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUSJ (105.5 FM; HARKER HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBEY (92.5 FM; BURNET, TX; Owner: MUNBILLA BROADCASTING PROPERTIES, LTD.)
  • KHFI-FM (96.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAMX (94.7 FM; LULING, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KKMJ-FM (95.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KMFA (89.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC)
  • KASE-FM (100.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLFX (107.3 FM; NOLANVILLE, TX; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KHLB-FM (106.9 FM; BURNET, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KVET-FM (98.1 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLBJ-FM (93.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Briggs:

  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KNCT (Channel 46; BELTON, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXAM-TV (Channel 14; LLANO, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC)
  • K16CY (Channel 16; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTBC (Channel 7; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KTBC LICENSE, INC.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KEYE-TV (Channel 42; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KVUE (Channel 24; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KVUE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KLRU (Channel 18; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITAL OF TEXAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • KXAN-TV (Channel 36; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KNVA (Channel 54; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: 54 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLE-LP (Channel 31; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KILLEEN CHRISTIAN B/CING.CORPORATION)
  • KBVO-CA (Channel 49; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KHPX-CA (Channel 48; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KHPZ-CA (Channel 64; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)

Briggs fatal accident list:

Apr 19, 2010 04:05 PM, Us-183, Lat: 30.88351, Lon: -97.92147, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 23, 2009 04:55 PM, Us-183, Lp308, Lat: 30.88889, Lon: -97.92998, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 29, 2006 04:50 AM, Us-183, Lat: 30.88980, Lon: -97.93291, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 15, 1999 10:04 PM, Loop308, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 24, 1978 11:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KI4KOA, Licensee ID: L01027816
    Grant Date: 06/09/2005, Expiration Date: 06/09/2015, Certifier: Henry M Davis Jr
    Registrant: Henry M Davis Jr, 5562 Fm 2657, Briggs, TX 78608
  • Call Sign: KF5SSV, Licensee ID: L01746693
    Grant Date: 11/16/2012, Expiration Date: 11/16/2022, Certifier: Mary Elizabeth Kirick
    Registrant: Mary Elizabeth Kirick, 791 Mill Creek Ranch Rd, Briggs, TX 78608
  • Call Sign: KF5STD, Licensee ID: L01746701
    Grant Date: 11/16/2012, Expiration Date: 11/16/2022, Certifier: Timothy L Cannavan
    Registrant: Timothy L Cannavan, 890 Mill Creek Ranch Rd, Briggs, TX 78608

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Hazardous Condition: 26
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Briggs

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