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Population in 2014: 1,029 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 511  (49.7%)
Females: 518  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  34.4 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79031.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,066 (it was $25,595 in 2000)
Earth:

$32,066
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,080 (it was $12,191 in 2000)

Earth city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $43,932 (it was $24,400 in 2000)
Earth:

$43,932
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $54,582; Detached houses: $59,837; Mobile homes: $12,886

Median gross rent in 2013: $562.

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  • Races in Earth, TX (2010)

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    • 67963.8%Hispanic
    • 33631.5%White alone
    • 423.9%Black alone
    • 50.5%Other race alone
    • 30.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Earth: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (7.0%), English (5.0%), Irish (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%), Swedish (1.2%), Welsh (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3697 feet

Land area: 1.20 square miles.

Population density: 859 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Earth:

  • High school or higher: 60.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Earth city:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

128 residents are foreign born (13.5% Latin America).

This city:

13.5%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Earth, Texas as of December 05, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Earth to the number of sex offenders is 1,066 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,011 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $558 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (55.3 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (246.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (338.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Springlake, TX (2.4 miles) , Sudan, TX (3.7 miles ), Amherst, TX (3.9 miles ), Olton, TX (4.0 miles ), Muleshoe, TX (4.3 miles ), Hart, TX (4.4 miles ), Littlefield, TX (4.7 miles ), Dimmitt, TX (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $400,000

Latitude: 34.23 N, Longitude: 102.41 W

Area code: 806

Earth household income distribution Earth home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
Texas average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.8%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -114 (-9.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Earth, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Earth-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the Earth city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1970, a category F4 tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Earth-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 11% 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 125.9 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 137.4 miles away from Earth 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 279.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.4 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 184.1 miles away from Earth center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 255.9 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 Lamb County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Pete Jaquess - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Earth:

  • AMHERST MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; AMHERST, TX)
  • LAMB COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; AMHERST, TX)
  • SOUTH PLAINS HOSPITAL CLINIC INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; AMHERST, TX)
  • HARMONEE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; AMHERST, TX)
  • RUNNINGWATER DRAW CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; OLTON, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Earth:

  • Wayland Baptist University (about 39 miles; Plainview, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • South Plains College (about 46 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 54 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 55 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Texas Tech University (about 55 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 59 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Amarillo College (about 74 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)

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Public elementary/middle school in Earth:

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Lamb County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.8%
(3.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
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: 0.0% of all households

Earth, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Earth (2011 data):

  • First United Bank: Earth Branch at Main And Cedar, branch established on 1951/12/10. Info updated 2007/02/12: Bank assets: $1,081.2 mil, Deposits: $962.8 mil, headquarters in Dimmitt, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Plains Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.0
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Earth city (based on Lamb County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,72132
Catholic3,0133
Mainline Protestant1,3118
Black Protestant-1
Other-1
None1,932-
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: 6
Lamb County:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Lamb County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lamb County:

27.5%
Texas:

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

12.0%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Earth:

48.1%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Earth:

45.5%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Earth:

28.9
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Earth:

21.7%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.5%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Earth, 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
Financial Administration 2$5,007$30,0420$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$1,027
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$94
Police Protection - Officers 2$8,101$48,6060$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,386$40,6320$0
Water Supply 2$5,614$33,6844$3,956
Totals for Government 7$22,108$37,89917$5,077

6.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
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 Lubbock County, TX  1.52% ($28,304 average AGI)
from Hockley County, TX  0.48% ($28,045)
from Hale County, TX  0.40% ($34,944)


7.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
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 Lubbock County, TX  2.44% ($24,295 average AGI)
to Hockley County, TX  0.48% ($25,045)
to Hale County, TX  0.46% ($28,619)

Strongest AM radio stations in Earth:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KZZN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LITTLEFIELD, TX; Owner: EMIL MACHA)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Earth:

  • KMUL-FM (103.1 FM; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KBTE (104.9 FM; TULIA, TX; Owner: DOVE MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Earth:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)

Earth fatal accident list:

Apr 12, 1998 10:40 PM, Sr-70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 2, 1993 08:53 PM, 70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 22, 1982 09:30 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 18, 1976 02:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 18, 1975 02:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 304 W. Main Street (Lat: 34.234972 Lon: -102.416222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN652
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 09/01/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Stephen Flessner, N Edge Of Town (Lat: 34.228611 Lon: -102.402778), Type: 30.4, Overall height: 30.4 m, Registrant: 2027197000, Wjohnsen@wileyrein.Com, 1776 K STREET NW
  • Jessica Norrid, N. Of Hwy 70, Just W Of Hwy Cr-139. (Lat: 34.241333 Lon: -102.428944), Type: 100.5, Structure height: 48279 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: 9189494551, Jessica.Norrid@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S BOSTON AVE, STE 215
  • Jessica Norrid, N. Of Hwy 70, Just W Of Hwy Cr-139. (Lat: 34.241333 Lon: -102.428944), Type: 100.5, Structure height: 48279 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Registrant: 9189494551, Jessica.Norrid@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S BOSTON AVE, STE 215
  • N Edge Of Town (Lat: 34.228611 Lon: -102.402778), Type: 30.4, Overall height: 30.4 m, Registrant: 9158961037, Kenb@wcc.Net

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Earth, TX)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BCEC SUBST A, 6 Mi North On Fm 1055 (Lat: 34.319528 Lon: -102.428139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQUD788
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/11/2014, Expiration Date: 06/11/2024, Certifier: Kim BlackRegistrant: South Plains Communications, 5811 West 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79407, Phone: (806) 795-5823, Fax: (806) 795-2444, Email:
  • PLANT X, 4.5 Mi S Of Plant X Power Plant (Lat: 34.165917 Lon: -102.410750), Type: Bant, Structure height: 41.4 m, Overall height: 56.3 m, Call Sign: KLD38
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHzGrant Date: 05/19/2009, Expiration Date: 06/16/2019, Certifier: Ronald D ObermuellerRegistrant: Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500, Minneapolis, MN 55410, Phone: (612) 492-6185, Fax: (612) 545-4183, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB5EBY, Licensee ID: L01153965, Grant Date: 09/29/2006, Expiration Date: 09/23/2016, Certifier: Heather K Foley, Registrant: Heather K Foley, 310 Us Hwy 70, Earth, TX 79031
  • Call Sign: KE5DAP, Licensee ID: L00941444, Grant Date: 09/22/2014, Expiration Date: 11/17/2024, Certifier: Stacy L Barden, Registrant: Stacy L Barden, Earth, TX 79031
  • Call Sign: KF5GPG, Licensee ID: L01565786, Grant Date: 04/30/2010, Expiration Date: 04/30/2020, Certifier: Clinton C Green, Registrant: Clinton C Green, Earth, TX 79031
  • Call Sign: KF5GPH, Licensee ID: L01565773, Grant Date: 04/30/2010, Expiration Date: 04/30/2020, Certifier: Danny L Reynolds, Registrant: Danny L Reynolds, Earth, TX 79031

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3312R , Serial Number: 18258612, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/04/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Mark Parish, Po Box 701, Earth, TX 79031
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85823 , Serial Number: 11AC240, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Rex Angeley, , Earth, TX 79031

Most common first names in Earth, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1274.2 years
Mary1178.4 years
John776.1 years
Robert771.3 years
Gladys576.8 years
William579.4 years
Joe468.7 years
George478.3 years
Carl473.5 years
Beulah488.5 years
Most common last names in Earth, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kelley1477.6 years
Jones980.4 years
Garcia871.9 years
Lewis680.5 years
Parish680.9 years
Dutton581.4 years
Murrell581.2 years
Sanchez471.5 years
Salazar473.5 years
Anderson475.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Earth compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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