Buchanan Dam, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,519. Population change since 2000: -10.0%
Males: 749  (49.3%)
Females: 770  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  62.4 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78607, 78609.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,091 (it was $32,586 in 2000)
Buchanan Dam:

$38,091
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,220 (it was $25,812 in 2000)

Buchanan Dam CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $141,319 (it was $90,700 in 2000)
Buchanan Dam:

$141,319
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $880.

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  • Races in Buchanan Dam, TX (2010)

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    • 1,40192.2%White alone
    • 956.3%Hispanic
    • 90.6%Two or more races
    • 60.4%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 30.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Buchanan Dam: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.5%), English (15.1%), Irish (13.3%), United States (11.8%), French (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1054 feet

Land area: 7.61 square miles.

Population density: 200 people per square mile   (very low).

Buchanan Dam,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Buchanan Dam:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buchanan Dam CDP:

  • Never married: 13.2%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

11 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.0%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Buchanan Dam, Texas as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buchanan Dam to the number of sex offenders is 190 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,914 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $845 (0.7%)

Buchanan Dam satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Killeen, TX (49.2 miles , pop. 86,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (53.0 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (90.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Buchanan Lake Village, TX (2.4 miles ), Kingsland, TX (2.6 miles ), Highland Haven, TX (3.4 miles ), Sunrise Beach Village, TX (3.4 miles ), Granite Shoals, TX (3.6 miles ), Llano, TX (3.7 miles ), Burnet, TX (3.7 miles ), Horseshoe Bay, TX (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 30.76 N, Longitude: 98.45 W

Area code: 512

Buchanan Dam household income distribution Buchanan Dam home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Buchanan Dam, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Buchanan Dam-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.6 miles away from the Buchanan Dam place center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 5/11/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused $750,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buchanan Dam-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 82% 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 207.3 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 294.6 miles away from Buchanan Dam 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 136.6 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 294.6 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 130.1 miles away from Buchanan Dam 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 293.9 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 Llano County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Buchanan Dam:

  • SUNSET COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BURNET, TX)
  • GREEN STREET COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; LLANO, TX)
  • HILL COUNTRY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LLANO, TX)
  • OAKS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BURNET, TX)
  • SETON HIGHLAND LAKES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; BURNET, TX)
  • LLANO MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LLANO, TX)
  • SCOTT & WHITE HOSPITAL-LLANO Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LLANO, TX)

Airports located in Buchanan Dam:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buchanan Dam:

  • Concordia University-Texas (about 44 miles; Austin, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,192)
  • Central Texas College (about 46 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 55 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 45,500)
  • Austin Community College District (about 55 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 25,957)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 56 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 4,308)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 63 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Texas State University (about 68 miles; San Marcos, TX; FT enrollment: 29,202)

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Notable locations in Buchanan Dam: Inks Dam Substation (A), Buchanan Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buchanan Dam include: Lakeshore Church (A), First Union Church (B), Buchanan West Baptist Church (C), Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Buchanan (A), Inks Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Coggins Creek (A), Campground Creek (B), Redrock Creek (C), Long Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buchanan Dam include: Llano County Park (1), Black Rock Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Beachcomber Park (Tours & Charters; 8138 Ranch Road 261) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Llano County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

3 G WSC (Population served: 395, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2014)
SHADY OAKS RV PARK (Population served: 159, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CASSIE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 122, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2014)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2014)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
GRAVES LONG MOUNTAIN RV PARK (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-25-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012)
  • 16 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.8%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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Buchanan Dam compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Buchanan Dam (2011 data):

  • Llano National Bank: Buchanan Dam Branch at Highway 29 West And Ranch Road 1431, branch established on 1997/10/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $129.0 mil, Deposits: $114.4 mil, headquarters in Llano, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Texas average:

14.4

Buchanan Dam travel time to work - commute Buchanan Dam mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buchanan Dam CDP (based on Llano County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,27026
Mainline Protestant1,74811
Catholic1,4082
Other31
None10,872-
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: 3
Llano County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Llano County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Llano County:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

8.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Llano County:

24.6%
Texas:

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

15.4%
State:

15.7%

9.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($62,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.47%
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 Burnet County, TX  1.98% ($31,091 average AGI)
from Travis County, TX  0.72% ($72,841)
from Williamson County, TX  0.57% ($60,943)


9.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.41%
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 Burnet County, TX  2.58% ($28,247 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.78% ($32,354)
to Williamson County, TX  0.65% ($43,525)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buchanan Dam:

  • 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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHLB (1340 AM; 1 kW; BURNET, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KVET (1300 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMOP (900 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • KQQA (1530 AM; 10 kW; CREEDMOOR, TX; Owner: YELLOW ROSE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buchanan Dam:

  • KXXS (104.9 FM; MARBLE FALLS, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KBEY (92.5 FM; BURNET, TX; Owner: MUNBILLA BROADCASTING PROPERTIES, LTD.)
  • KHLB-FM (106.9 FM; BURNET, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KITY (102.9 FM; LLANO, TX; Owner: BK RADIO)
  • KBAE (96.3 FM; LLANO, TX; Owner: RAWHIDE RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KFMK (105.9 FM; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHFI-FM (96.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Buchanan Dam:

  • KXAM-TV (Channel 14; LLANO, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KBEJ (Channel 2; FREDERICKSBURG, TX; Owner: CORRIDOR TELEVISION, L.L.P.)
  • KEYE-TV (Channel 42; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)

Buchanan Dam fatal accident list:

Mar 6, 2008 12:00 AM, Sr-29, Lat: 30.73323, Lon: -98.46935, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 3,750Total average daily traffic
  • 225Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,000Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
Most common first names in Buchanan Dam, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3075.0 years
James2274.2 years
William2276.1 years
Robert2068.6 years
Charles1978.8 years
Mary1579.8 years
George1170.8 years
Henry1080.8 years
Clarence869.1 years
Frank776.2 years
Most common last names in Buchanan Dam, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murchison1381.8 years
Smith1277.3 years
Taylor975.3 years
Davis978.2 years
Jones877.4 years
Williams877.0 years
Watson778.0 years
Fisher669.4 years
Lewis674.8 years
Adams586.4 years
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