Childress, Texas

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Population in 2022: 5,797 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.5%
 
Males: 3,824  (66.0%)
Females: 1,973  (34.0%)
Median resident age:

32.7 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 79201.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $54,929 (it was $26,536 in 2000)
Childress:

$54,929
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $26,180 (it was $11,708 in 2000)

Childress city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $110,623 (it was $43,700 in 2000)
Childress:

$110,623
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $134,907; detached houses: $138,209; mobile homes: $107,903

Median gross rent in 2022: $884.

March 2022 cost of living index in Childress: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 14.3%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.8% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.9% for other race residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Childress, TX (2022)
    • 2,58243.5%Hispanic
    • 2,57643.4%White alone
    • 4567.7%Black alone
    • 3065.2%Two or more races
    • 70.1%American Indian alone
    • 60.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Childress, Texas as of April 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Childress is 370 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Childress by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.6)
2
(33.1)
2
(34.0)
3
(50.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(92.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(246.8)
22
(360.4)
18
(288.8)
28
(455.4)
3
(49.7)
7
(115.9)
9
(153.1)
8
(135.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
52
(802.0)
38
(622.4)
21
(336.9)
33
(536.7)
13
(215.4)
11
(182.1)
13
(221.1)
22
(371.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(586.1)
32
(524.2)
45
(722.0)
47
(764.4)
20
(331.5)
18
(298.1)
16
(272.1)
11
(186.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(92.5)
2
(32.8)
3
(48.1)
4
(65.1)
3
(49.7)
7
(115.9)
4
(68.0)
5
(84.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(48.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.8)
City-Data.com crime index164.1139.2126.9169.355.583.694.7107.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Childress, TX

Crime rate in Childress detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 12 (11 officers - 10 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Texas average:

2.07
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Ancestries: American (9.8%), English (8.0%), German (4.9%), European (2.2%), Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.25 square miles.

Population density: 703 people per square mile   (low).

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608 residents are foreign born (10.1% Latin America).

This city:

10.2%
Texas:

17.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,529 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,577 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (103.2 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (168.6 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (227.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

North River, TX (3.9 miles),
Estelline, TX (3.9 miles),
Goodlett, TX (4.3 miles),
Hollis, OK (5.0 miles ),
Dodson, TX (5.1 miles),
Memphis, TX (5.3 miles ),
Quanah, TX (5.3 miles ),
Paducah, TX (5.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.42 N, Longitude: 100.21 W

Area code: 940

Distribution of median household income in Childress, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Childress, TX in 2022
Childress satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $13,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $34,000
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $74,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Childress, TX residents
Average permit cost in Childress, TX
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.4%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Childress, TX
Historical housing units in Childress, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +1,648 (+32.1%).
Most common industries in Childress, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.7%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.4%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (21.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.4%)
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Utilities (4.0%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.6%)
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Private households (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Childress, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)

Average climate in Childress, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Childress-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Childress city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.6 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 51 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Childress-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 572% greater 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 101.6 miles away from Childress center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.9 miles away from Childress center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 231.1 miles away from Childress center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 166.1 miles away from Childress 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 340.8 miles away from Childress 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 220.7 miles away from Childress 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 Childress County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Childress topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Childress:

  • CHILDRESS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, HWY 83 NORTH)
  • CHILDRESS HEALTHCARE CENTER (1200 7TH ST NW)
  • CHILDRESS NURSING CENTER (1200 7TH ST NW)
  • TURNER NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (1610 AVE G NW)
  • TURNER NURSING HOME (1610 AVE G NW)
  • CHILDRESS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DIALYSIS (910 REAR OAK LANE)
  • CHILDRESS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH SERV (901 HIGHWAY 83 NORTH)
  • GREENBELT HEALTH CARE (504 2ND STREET N E)

Airports and heliports located in Childress:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Childress:

  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 53 miles; Altus, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • Vernon College (about 55 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 89 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Cameron University (about 103 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 105 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Midwestern State University (about 105 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Amarillo College (about 107 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)

Public high school in Childress:

  • CHILDRESS H S (Students: 249, Location: 800 AVE J N W, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Childress:

  • CHILDRESS EL (Students: 561, Location: 300 3RD ST S E, Grades: PK-5)
  • CHILDRESS J H (Students: 317, Location: 700 COMMERCE ST, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Childress

Library in Childress:

  • CHILDRESS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $64,891; Location: 117 AVE B NE; 18,311 books; 333 e-books; 1,264 audio materials; 751 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 7 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Childress: Childress County Heritage Museum (A), Childress City Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Childress include: Fairview United Pentecostal Church (A), Church of Christ Childress (B), Holy Angels Catholic Church (C), Saint John Baptist Church (D), Parkview Baptist Church (E), New Hope Baptist Church (F), Bible Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Childress include: Fair Park (1), Fair Park Stadium (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Childress Inn (2220 Avenue F Northwest) (1), Budget Inn (1410 Avenue F Northwest) (2), Comfort Inn (1804 Avenue F Northwest) (3), Best Western Childress (1801 Avenue F Northwest) (4), Comfort Inn Childress (1804 Avenue F Northwest) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Texas-State - Texas Department Of Criminal Justice- Institutional Division- Roach (F M Road 164) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Lou Dobbs - Columnist, Margaret A. Edwards - Educator, Hardy Brown - Football player, Clarence Booth - Football player, Red Barkley - Baseball player.

Childress County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.6%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Childress in 2010:

  • 1,326 people in state prisons
  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Childress in 2000:

  • 1,652 people in state prisons
  • 86 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Childress (2011 data):

  • First Bank and Trust of Childress: Gateway Branch at 2006 Ave. G. Nw, branch established on 2010/08/09; First Bank And Trust Of Childress at 301 North Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $76.4 mil, Deposits: $69.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Childress Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank: Childress Branch at 501 Commerce, branch established on 1934/12/15. Info updated 2008/01/22: Bank assets: $750.4 mil, Deposits: $668.6 mil, headquarters in Waupaca, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Waupaca Bancorporation, Inc.
  • InterBank: Citzens National Bank Of Childress/B at 501 Avenue F, N.W., branch established on 1997/12/04. Info updated 2011/08/30: Bank assets: $1,842.7 mil, Deposits: $1,589.2 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Olney Bancshares Of Texas, Inc.
  • Wellington State Bank: Childress Branch at 2003 Avenue F Northwest, branch established on 1987/11/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $208.1 mil, Deposits: $189.5 mil, headquarters in Wellington, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Wsb Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Childress:

Marital status in Childress, TX
  • Never married: 51.1%
  • Now married: 30.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Childress:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Childress
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Religion statistics for Childress, TX (based on Childress County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,80911
Mainline Protestant7433
Catholic2101
Black Protestant1801
Other1-
None4,098-
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: 1
Childress County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

17.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Childress County:

11.4%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Childress:

45.1%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Childress:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Childress:

21.9%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Childress:

10.2%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Childress:

55.2%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.5%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Childress, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 15$53,333$42,6660$0
Firefighters 12$43,578$43,5780$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$52,038$52,0380$0
Water Supply 12$32,658$32,6580$0
Solid Waste Management 8$29,469$44,2048$11,253
Police - Other 6$29,605$59,2100$0
Other Government Administration 6$31,268$62,5360$0
Streets and Highways 5$13,743$32,9830$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,583$51,4983$4,810
Financial Administration 1$6,945$83,3400$0
Health 1$4,105$49,2600$0
Airports 1$6,372$76,4647$5,044
Judicial and Legal 0$0 8$8,511
Totals for Government 81$311,697$46,17726$29,618

Childress government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $188,000 ($32.43)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($11.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.52)
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $647,000 ($111.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $531,000 ($91.60)
    Corrections - Other: $434,000 ($74.87)
    Police Protection: $389,000 ($67.10)
    General - Other: $285,000 ($49.16)
    Regular Highways: $281,000 ($48.47)
    Financial Administration: $113,000 ($19.49)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($10.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($4.83)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($4.66)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $22,000 ($3.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,000 ($3.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($1.38)
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000 ($1.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($6.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $42,000 ($7.25)
    Corrections - Other: $16,000 ($2.76)
    Correctional Institutions: $7,000 ($1.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.52)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.17)

Childress government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $333,000 ($57.44)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($1.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000 ($3.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $38,000 ($6.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $115,000 ($19.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $51,000 ($8.80)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($1.73)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.17)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $131,000 ($22.60)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($3.45)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.69)
  • Tax - Property: $1,983,000 ($342.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $632,000 ($109.02)
    Motor Vehicle License: $125,000 ($21.56)
    Other Selective Sales: $76,000 ($13.11)
    Amusements Sales: $3,000 ($0.52)

Childress government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,012,000 ($174.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $883,000 ($152.32)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,000 ($22.25)

Childress government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,000 ($7.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,962,000 ($338.45)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,000 ($10.52)
Businesses in Childress, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Childress:

  • KCTX (1510 AM; daytime; 0 kW; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: KENNETH PAUL HARRIS, SR.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Childress:

  • KCTX-FM (96.1 FM; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: KENNETH PAUL HARRIS, SR.)
  • K202CK (88.3 FM; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: TOP OF TEXAS EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • KIXC-FM (100.9 FM; QUANAH, TX; Owner: KIXC-FM L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Childress:

  • K23DE (Channel 23; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
  • K46CN (Channel 46; CHILDRESS, ETC., TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
  • K48DD (Channel 48; CHILDRESS, ETC., TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
  • K50CQ (Channel 50; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANS. TV ASSN INC.)
  • K52DF (Channel 52; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
  • K25CQ (Channel 25; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
Childress fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Childress fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.1mTotal length
  • $693,000Total costs
  • 70,432Total average daily traffic
  • 21,801Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Childress, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Childress, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Childress)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 182 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Childress, TX)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Childress)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Childress)

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Childress, Texas:

  • Comfort Inn, 1804 Ave F NW, Childress, Texas 79201 , Phone: (940) 937-6363, Fax: (940) 937-6724
  • Quality Inn, 2008 Ave F NW, Childress, Texas 79201 , Phone: (940) 937-3434, Fax: (940) 937-2270
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Childress, 3001 Ave F NW, Childress, Texas 79201 , Phone: (940) 937-0900, Fax: (940) 937-9001
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 400 Madison Ave, Childress, Texas 79201 , Phone: (940) 937-6515, Fax: (940) 937-6040
  • Days Inn, 2220 Ave f NW, Childress, Texas 79201 , Phone: (940) 937-0622, Fax: (940) 937-0833
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Childress, Texas
Most common first names in Childress, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7578.9 years
James7177.0 years
Mary7180.5 years
John6277.0 years
Robert3377.9 years
Willie3079.4 years
George2979.2 years
Ruby2580.9 years
Roy2370.7 years
Charles2075.7 years
Most common last names in Childress, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5576.9 years
Jones5077.2 years
Johnson3472.4 years
Williams2676.5 years
Hill2680.3 years
King2376.3 years
Thomas1976.1 years
Brown1974.2 years
Moore1881.0 years
Howard1883.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Childress, TX
  • 71.3%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Electricity
  • 0.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Childress, TX
  • 54.2%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 6.8%No fuel used


Childress compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Childress on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #80 (79201) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 12 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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