For population 25 years and over in Cactus:
For population 15 years and over in Cactus city:
1,412 residents are foreign born (55.5% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $344 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (59.2 miles , pop. 173,627).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (247.8 miles , pop. 360,890).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (372.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Sunray, TX (3.2 miles ), Dumas, TX (3.6 miles ), Stratford, TX (4.5 miles ), Hartley, TX (5.0 miles ), Dalhart, TX (5.4 miles ), Morse, TX (5.4 miles) , Channing, TX (5.6 miles ), Texhoma, TX (5.8 miles ).
Latitude: 36.05 N, Longitude: 102.00 W
Area code: 806
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Crime in Cactus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 8 (6 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +1,011 (+66.2%).
Work and jobs in Cactus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Cactus, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Cactus-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Cactus city center .
On 3/18/1982, a category F4 tornado 15.3 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Cactus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 75% 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 79.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from Cactus center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/19/2002 at 12:14:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from Cactus center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 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 Moore County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Storms: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Cactus:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cactus:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Cactus and their reported violations in the past:CACTUS MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 3150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 34.1%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 33.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 32.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Cactus compared to Texas state average:
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Religion statistics for Cactus (based on Moore County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.78%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,596 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:
8.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,837 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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See more detailed statistics of Cactus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
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