Cove, Texas

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Population in 2013: 509 (81% urban, 19% rural). Population change since 2000: +57.6%
Males: 240  (47.2%)
Females: 269  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77520.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,883 (it was $44,750 in 2000)
Cove:

$68,883
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,604 (it was $24,514 in 2000)

Cove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $173,814 (it was $87,100 in 2000)
Cove:

$173,814
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $163,463; Detached houses: $172,920; Mobile homes: $35,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $963.

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  • White alone - 452 (88.6%)
  • Hispanic - 36 (7.1%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 7 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cove: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.8%), United States (9.7%), English (6.6%), Irish (6.4%), Greek (3.6%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.22 square miles.

Population density: 418 people per square mile   (low).

Cove,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Cove:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cove city:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

12 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,846 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,161 (1.3%)

Cove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baytown, TX (9.7 miles , pop. 66,430).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (33.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Mont Belvieu, TX (2.1 miles ), Old River-Winfree, TX (2.1 miles ), Beach City, TX (2.8 miles ), Anahuac, TX (3.0 miles ), Baytown, TX (3.1 miles ), Oak Island, TX (3.6 miles ), Highlands, TX (3.8 miles ), Morgan's Point, TX (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 29.81 N, Longitude: 94.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 281

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

6.0%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -31 (-8.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Bus drivers (8%)

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

Average climate in Cove, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cove-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Cove city center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 311.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 210.7 miles away from Cove center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 415.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.0 miles away from Cove 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 512.3 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 Chambers County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cove topographic map

Birthplace of: Howard Hodges - Player of and football.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cove:

  • SHILOH GROUP LIVING CENTER I (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BAYTOWN, TX)
  • BAY COAST SKILLED NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BAYTOWN, TX)
  • INNOVATIVE HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ANAHUAC, TX)
  • OLIVE LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BAYTOWN, TX)
  • THE REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER AT BAYTOWN (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BAYTOWN, TX)
  • GREEN ACRES CONV CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BAYTOWN, TX)
  • GREEN ACRES OF BAYTOWN (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BAYTOWN, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cove:

  • Lee College (about 11 miles; Baytown, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,278)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 21 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 13,517)
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 23 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,833)
  • College of the Mainland (about 31 miles; Texas City, TX; FT enrollment: 2,739)
  • University of Houston (about 32 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 31,888)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (about 33 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 10,122)
  • Texas Southern University (about 33 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 7,053)

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Cemetery: Montgomery Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 117. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

117
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.15
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.706. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.706
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.92
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00590. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00590
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.2%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Cove compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cove city (based on Chambers County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.54%
Here: 55.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents45.8%25.8%14.3%5.0%9.0%
Congregations29.4%8.8%20.6%5.9%35.3%
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: 10
Chambers County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Chambers County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Chambers County:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Chambers County:

28.3%
Texas:

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

14.0%
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

9.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.81%
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 Harris County, TX  5.06% ($55,038 average AGI)
from Liberty County, TX  0.80% ($52,510)
from Jefferson County, TX  0.62% ($47,115)


10.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.08%
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 Harris County, TX  5.16% ($41,180 average AGI)
to Liberty County, TX  0.60% ($44,961)
to Jefferson County, TX  0.60% ($36,920)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cove:

  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: SALT OF THE EARTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KXYZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BLAYA INC.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYST (920 AM; 5 kW; TEXAS CITY, TX; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCOH (1430 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KCOH, INC.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cove:

  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQQK (107.9 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTJM (98.5 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KVST (103.7 FM; WILLIS, TX; Owner: NEW WAVO COMMUNICATION GROUP, INC.)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cove:

  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KVQT-LP (Channel 24; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: C. DOWEN JOHNSON)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K09VO (Channel 9; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BEAUMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • K30CV (Channel 30; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KVVV-LP (Channel 53; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHLM-LP (Channel 43; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)

Cove fatal accident list:

Sep 18, 2009 02:02 AM, Fm565, Lat: 29.82721, Lon: -94.80223, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 5, 1998 00:16 AM, Fm565, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 29, 1998 06:45 AM, Fm565, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 1996 12:00 PM, Fm565, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 29, 1994 12:55 AM, Fm565, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 24, 1991 01:40 AM, I10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 3688MRCHAMBRAP, Lat: 29.821778 Lon: -94.813833, Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQJY595
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 02/18/2019, Certifier: Gregory A Angst Pe
    Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB5ZSY, Licensee ID: L00683113
    Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 06/08/2023, Certifier: Elvin A Burnett
    Registrant: Elvin A Burnett, 8218 Piping Rock Street, Cove, TX 77523-3545
  • Call Sign: K5TUD, Previous Call Sign: KB5TUD, Licensee ID: L00385516
    Grant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 09/09/2019, Certifier: Jimmie D Johnson
    Registrant: Jimmie D Johnson, 5114 Harmon Rd, Cove, TX 77523

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Cove

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cove, TX
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