For population 25 years and over in Childress:
For population 15 years and over in Childress city:
330 residents are foreign born (4.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $804 (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 ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.42 N, Longitude: 100.21 W
Area code: 940
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Crime in Childress detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 12 (10 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +1,648 (+32.1%).
Work and jobs in Childress: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Childress, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Childress-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 140% 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 slightly above Texas state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 7.0 miles away from Childress center
On 2/15/1997 at 09:08:55, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/1996 at 10:54:18, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/12/1997 at 23:53:10, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from Childress center
On 9/27/2007 at 15:21:02, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Childress County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Lou Dobbs - Columnist, Margaret A. Edwards - Educator, Hardy Brown - Football player, Clarence Booth - Football player, Red Barkley - Baseball player.
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Childress and their reported violations in the past:CHILDRESS MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 6624, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 31.6%
(25.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.4% for Black residents, 33.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Childress (based on Childress County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.69%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
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8.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,694 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:
7.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,349 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Childress)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Childress, TX)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (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: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Childress)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Childress)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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