For population 25 years and over in Earth:
For population 15 years and over in Earth city:
48 residents are foreign born (5.0% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,071 (2.5%)
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:
Latitude: 34.23 N, Longitude: 102.41 W
Area code: 806
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -114 (-9.3%).
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
Earth-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 162% 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 below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from Earth center
On 3/25/1996 at 06:43:46, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/7/2000 at 17:19:08, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Earth center
On 4/27/1998 at 15:22:46, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Pete Jaquess - Football player.
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Public high schools in Earth:
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.9%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Banks with branches in Earth (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Earth (based on Lamb County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.24%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,204 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:
9.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,009 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Earth:
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 drivers: 1
Mar 22, 1982 09:30 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 3, 1976 06:40 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 18, 1975 02:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
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:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft:1