Carbon, Texas

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Population in 2013: 269 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.1%
Males: 141  (52.6%)
Females: 128  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76435.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,801 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Carbon:

$32,801
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,643 (it was $13,299 in 2000)

Carbon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $40,981 (it was $25,200 in 2000)
Carbon:

$40,981
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $48,545; Detached houses: $49,333; Mobile homes: $39,375
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  • White alone - 224 (82.4%)
  • Hispanic - 43 (15.8%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carbon: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), United States (18.3%), English (5.7%), Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile   (very low).

Carbon,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Carbon:

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carbon town:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

32 residents are foreign born

This town:  11.4%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Carbon, Texas as of July 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Carbon to the number of sex offenders is 135 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $375 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $427 (1.4%)

Carbon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (54.9 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (93.0 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (124.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Eastland, TX (3.0 miles ), Gorman, TX (3.2 miles ), Cisco, TX (3.5 miles ), Rising Star, TX (3.8 miles ), Ranger, TX (4.1 miles ), De Leon, TX (4.5 miles ), Cross Plains, TX (4.7 miles ), Putnam, TX (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 32.27 N, Longitude: 98.83 W

Area code: 254

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

4.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-11.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (27%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)

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

Average climate in Carbon, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carbon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the Carbon town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Carbon-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 75% 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 124.5 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 301.5 miles away from Carbon 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 249.8 miles away from the city center
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 215.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from Carbon center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.2 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 Eastland County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carbon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Carbon:

  • ROCK HOUSE SPRINGS I I (Hospital, about 9 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • VALLEY VIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • VALLEY VIEW LODGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • EASTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • EASTLAND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • EASTLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carbon:

  • Cisco College (about 13 miles; Cisco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,687)
  • Tarleton State University (about 36 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 54 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Weatherford College (about 69 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Texas Christian University (about 91 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 94 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 33,775)
  • Central Texas College (about 100 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)

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Notable location: Carbon Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Eastland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.8%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Carbon compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Carbon travel time to work - commute Carbon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carbon town (based on Eastland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.47%
Here: 76.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents63.5%12.0%11.1%3.6%3.4%
Congregations42.4%7.6%16.7%4.5%3.0%
NameLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.7%0.8%0.8%0.8%2.5%
Congregations1.5%3.0%3.0%1.5%16.7%
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
Eastland County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Eastland County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Eastland County:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Eastland County:

26.4%
Texas:

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

27.7%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$925
Totals for Government 0$0 1$925

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
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 Tarrant County, TX  0.54% ($43,000 average AGI)
from Taylor County, TX  0.51% ($30,966)
from Callahan County, TX  0.30% ($25,706)


7.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
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 Tarrant County, TX  0.73% ($29,167 average AGI)
to Taylor County, TX  0.47% ($24,370)
to Erath County, TX  0.38% ($34,864)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carbon:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KEAS (1590 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EASTLAND, TX; Owner: PARTNERSHIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carbon:

  • KATX (97.7 FM; EASTLAND, TX; Owner: PARTNERSHIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFWR (95.9 FM; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: LKCM RADIO GROUP, LP)
  • KYOX (94.3 FM; COMANCHE, TX; Owner: 377 BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTFW-FM (92.1 FM; GLEN ROSE, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KNCE (95.1 FM; BAIRD, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Carbon:

  • KPTC-LP (Channel 48; CISCO, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)

Carbon fatal accident list:

Apr 5, 1977 09:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Brian Theriault, Carbon Hagan Site (Lat: 32.269611 Lon: -98.835194), Type: 52.7, Overall height: 52.7 m
    Registrant: 3105303188, Crisj@aviationsystems.Com, 2510 W 237TH STREET #210
  • Brian Theriault, Carbon Hagan Site (Lat: 32.269611 Lon: -98.835194), Type: 52.7, Overall height: 52.7 m
    Registrant: 3105303188, Crisj@aviationsystems.Com, 2510 W 237TH STREET #210
  • Edward G Roach, Carbon Hagan Site (Lat: 32.269611 Lon: -98.835194), Type: 52.7, Overall height: 52.7 m
    Registrant: 4053295522, Brian@texastowerservice.Com, 2720 S CLASSEN BLVD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 7.2 Km W Nw (Lat: 32.291806 Lon: -98.904222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPIX851, Licensee ID: L00080187
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.620 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2000, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/02/2001, Certifier: Danny W Jones
    Registrant: Southwestern Gas Pipeline Inc, 2002 Timberloch Pl Ste E407, The Woodlands, TX 77387-4000, Phone: (817) 325-1321, Fax: (817) 325-8151
  • Lat: 32.270667 Lon: -98.820667, Call Sign: WQPA632
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.077 MHz, 153.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 03/21/2022, Certifier: Rex Fields
    Registrant: Lan Communications, Clyde, TX 79510, Phone: (325) 673-0867, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 1254987, Carbon Hagan Site (Lat: 32.269611 Lon: -98.835194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 52.7 m, Call Sign: WQIR477
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2008, Expiration Date: 04/22/2018, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Carbon, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1877.2 years
William980.7 years
Mary986.2 years
John877.6 years
Robert870.8 years
Joe572.8 years
Bessie479.3 years
Henry381.0 years
Minnie382.0 years
Thomas369.9 years
Most common last names in Carbon, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jackson1073.8 years
Hogan682.0 years
Burns579.4 years
Gilbert585.6 years
Mcdaniel575.2 years
Tucker583.0 years
Justice469.7 years
Campbell483.0 years
Hughes384.0 years
Hastings391.4 years
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