Dodson, Texas

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Population in 2017: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 53  (49.1%)
Females: 55  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

50.7 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip code: 79230

Estimated median household income in 2017: $23,170 (it was $15,625 in 2000)
Dodson:

$23,170
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,876 (it was $11,213 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $23,904 (it was $10,800 in 2000)
Dodson:

$23,904
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $108,648; detached houses: $114,630; townhouses or other attached units: $54,467; mobile homes: $53,671
March 2019 cost of living index in Dodson: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.1%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dodson, TX (2010)
    • 5449.5%White alone
    • 5348.6%Hispanic
    • 10.9%American Indian alone
    • 10.9%Two or more races
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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (4.5%), French (3.0%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1789 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 178 people per square mile   (very low).

Dodson, Texas map

27 residents are foreign born (25.0% Latin America).

This town:

25.0%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,636 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $370 (2.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (91.8 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (149.1 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (230.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Hollis, OK (2.8 miles ),
Wellington, TX (3.5 miles ),
North River, TX (3.9 miles),
Gould, OK (3.9 miles ),
Quail, TX (4.8 miles),
Samnorwood, TX (5.0 miles),
Childress, TX (5.1 miles ),
East Duke, OK (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.77 N, Longitude: 100.02 W

Area code: 806

Distribution of median household income in Dodson, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dodson, TX in 2017

Dodson satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in Dodson, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.8%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (13.5%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (21.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (14.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.3%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Apparel (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Dodson, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.9%)
  • Religious workers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (18.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8.1%)
  • Religious workers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Top executives (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (21.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.3%)
  • Teachers, special education (14.3%)
  • Legal support workers (14.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.3%)
  • Registered nurses (7.1%)

Average climate in Dodson, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dodson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Dodson town center killed 2 people and injured 18 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/17/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dodson-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 57% 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 127.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.8 miles away from Dodson 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 366.5 miles away from the city 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 244.4 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 91.2 miles away from the city 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 137.8 miles away from Dodson 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 Collingsworth County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dodson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dodson:

  • COLONIAL MANOR I (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HOLLIS, OK)
  • HARMON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; HOLLIS, OK)
  • HARMON COUNTY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; HOLLIS, OK)
  • COLONIAL MANOR II (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HOLLIS, OK)
  • GOLDEN SPREAD HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WELLINGTON, TX)
  • COLLINGSWORTH GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WELLINGTON, TX)
  • WELLINGTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WELLINGTON, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dodson:

  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 40 miles; Altus, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • Vernon College (about 58 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Cameron University (about 91 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 92 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 106 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Midwestern State University (about 106 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Amarillo College (about 108 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)

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

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Dodson:

Marital status in Dodson, TX
  • Never married: 11.8%
  • Now married: 76.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in Dodson:

  • High school or higher: 46.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.3
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dodson, TX (based on Collingsworth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,56414
Mainline Protestant4761
Catholic1501
None--
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
Collingsworth County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

13.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Collingsworth County:

10.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.3%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

38.7%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

28.3%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dodson:

8.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.0%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

46.2%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Dodson:

73.7%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dodson, TX Residents
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$425
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 2$725

Strongest AM radio stations in Dodson:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dodson:

  • KTIJ (98.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KQTZ (105.9 FM; HOBART, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KCTX-FM (96.1 FM; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: KENNETH PAUL HARRIS, SR.)
  • KEYB (107.9 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS FM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dodson:

  • K27BZ (Channel 27; WELLINGTON, ETC., TX; Owner: GREENBELT TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM INC)
  • K53AV (Channel 53; HOLLIS, ETC., OK; Owner: SOUTHWEST TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K29BH (Channel 29; WELLINGTON, ETC., TX; Owner: GREENBELT TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC)
  • K31BZ (Channel 31; WELLINGTON, ETC., TX; Owner: GREENBELT TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K33CF (Channel 33; WELLINGTON, ETC., TX; Owner: GREENBELT TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K51CV (Channel 51; GOULD, OK; Owner: SOUTHWEST TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.2mTotal length
  • $108,000Total costs
  • 1,300Total average daily traffic
  • 390Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,820Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DODSON, 5625 I-30 Frontage Rd (Lat: 34.767917 Lon: -100.021389), Type: Building, Structure height: 39 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WQYH405,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/2016, Expiration Date: 09/28/2026, Certifier: Alan Womack, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dodson, TX
  • 87.2%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dodson, TX
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Dodson compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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