China Spring, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 4,357.
Males: 2,185  (50.2%)
Females: 2,172  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76633

Estimated median household income in 2022: $96,012 (it was $50,096 in 2000)
China Spring:

$96,012
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $39,430 (it was $21,083 in 2000)

China Spring CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $312,489 (it was $88,900 in 2000)
China Spring:

$312,489
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $272,232; detached houses: $284,164; townhouses or other attached units: $236,045; in 2-unit structures: $161,159; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $323,690; mobile homes: $109,739; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $106,696
March 2022 cost of living index in China Spring: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in China Spring, TX (2000)
    • 3,76492.1%White alone
    • 2415.9%Hispanic
    • 401.0%Black alone
    • 260.6%Two or more races
    • 80.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone
    • 30.07%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in China Spring, Texas as of May 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in China Spring is 396 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 52.6 square miles.

Population density: 83 people per square mile   (very low).

China Spring, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
China Spring CCD:

1.3% ($1,150)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (11.9 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Arlington, TX (72.3 miles , pop. 332,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (83.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Gholson, TX (2.4 miles ),
Valley Mills, TX (3.2 miles ),
Elm Mott, TX (3.4 miles ),
Waco, TX (3.4 miles ),
Lacy-Lakeview, TX (3.5 miles ),
Ross, TX (3.5 miles ),
Woodway, TX (3.5 miles ),
Crawford, TX (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 31.67 N, Longitude: 97.30 W

Area code: 254

Distribution of median household income in China Spring, TX in 2022
China Spring satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in China Spring, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Educational services (20.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in China Spring, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.5%)

Average climate in China Spring, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 71.7. This is about average.

City:

71.7
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2022 was 0.267. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.267
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 2.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.33
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.494. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.494
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

China Spring-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the China Spring place center .

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 tornado 12.2 miles away from the place center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

China Spring-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 343% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from China Spring center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 223.2 miles away from China Spring center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 329.6 miles away from China Spring center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.3 miles away from China Spring center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.5 miles away from China Spring 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 372.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McLennan County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Explosions: 2, Winds: 2, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near China Spring:

  • LAKE SHORE VILLAGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • VALLEY MILLS NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; VALLEY MILLS, TX)
  • CRESTVIEW HEALTHCARE RESIDENCE LTD (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • HILLCREST MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • SCOTT AND WHITE HOMECARE AT HILLCREST (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • HILLCREST BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • BRAZOS KIDNEY DISEASE CTR WACO (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)

Airports located in China Spring:

See details about airports located in China Spring, TX

Amtrak station near China Spring:

  • 18 miles: MCGREGOR (1 AMTRAK BLVD.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to China Spring:

  • McLennan Community College (about 10 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,673)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 14 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Baylor University (about 14 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • Hill College (about 27 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Temple College (about 42 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 43 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Central Texas College (about 49 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)

Public high schools in China Spring:

  • CHINA SPRING H S (Students: 643, Location: 7301 N RIVER CROSSING, Grades: 9-12)
  • TURN AROUND GRADUATE (Location: 412 E COUGAR LN, Grades: 10-12)
  • DAEP (Location: 412 E COUGAR LN, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in China Spring:

See full list of schools located in China Spring

Points of interest:

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Notable location: China Spring Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McLennan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in China Spring and their reported violations in the past:

BOSQUE BASIN WSC (Population served: 192, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-07-2014)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 10 other older monitoring violations
CEDAR RIDGE DEEP WELL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 117, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in China Spring that have no violations reported:

  • C S COMMUNITY WSC (Population served: 423, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

80.6%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.9%
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: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in China Spring:

Marital status in China Spring, TX
  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 72.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in China Spring:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for China Spring, TX (based on McLennan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant82,151269
Catholic27,86414
Mainline Protestant22,33359
Other7,89414
Black Protestant3,85521
Orthodox1601
None90,649-
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: 22
Here:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
McLennan County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 25
Here:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
McLennan County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 127
McLennan County:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Businesses in China Spring, TX

  • SONIC Drive-In: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in China Spring:

  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KWTX (1230 AM; 1 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in China Spring:

  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRQ (102.5 FM; HILLSBORO, TX; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KWOW (104.1 FM; CLIFTON, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KBDE (89.9 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTD (101.7 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around China Spring:

  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.9mTotal length
  • $1,755,000Total costs
  • 706Total average daily traffic
  • 750Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in China Spring)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 31.631278 Lon: -97.286028, Call Sign: WQOG571,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1600 MHz, Grant Date: 09/20/2011, Expiration Date: 09/20/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/20/2021, Certifier: Jesse Garn, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 729-4858


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in China Spring)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in China Spring)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in China Spring, TX
  • 69.7%Electricity
  • 25.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in China Spring, TX
  • 53.9%Electricity
  • 41.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Utility gas


China Spring compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 28 pilots and 32 other airmen in this city.
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  • Richard Eugene Finley (1)
  • Joe E. Branch (1)
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