Ector, Texas

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Population in 2013: 691 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.2%
 
Males: 346  (50.2%)
Females: 345  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 75439.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,830 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Ector:

$44,830
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,893 (it was $15,083 in 2000)

Ector city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $101,995 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Ector:

$101,995
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $837.

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  • Races in Ector, TX (2010)

    Ector races chart
    • 63591.4%White alone
    • 263.7%Hispanic
    • 172.4%Two or more races
    • 81.2%Asian alone
    • 40.6%Black alone
    • 40.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ector: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.7%), English (11.3%), French (6.6%), United States (5.0%), German (4.1%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 584 people per square mile   (low).

Ector,TX real estate house value index trend

Ector, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Ector:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ector city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ector, Texas as of February 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Ector to the number of sex offenders is 694 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: $1,088 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,045 (1.3%)

Ector satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (16.5 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (45.6 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (61.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bonham, TX (2.3 miles ), Savoy, TX (2.4 miles ), Ravenna, TX (2.6 miles ), Whitewright, TX (2.9 miles ), Bells, TX (2.9 miles ), Trenton, TX (3.3 miles ), Dodd City, TX (3.4 miles ), Bailey, TX (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Latitude: 33.58 N, Longitude: 96.27 W

Area code: 903

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

6.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +106 (+21.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (30%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in Ector, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ector, Texas average temperatures Ector, Texas average precipitation Ector, Texas humidity Ector, Texas wind speed Ector, Texas snowfall Ector, Texas sunshine Ector, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Ector-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Ector city center killed 3 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ector-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city center
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 262.5 miles away from Ector 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 112.2 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 148.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 256.8 miles away from Ector center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 258.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fannin County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ector topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ector:

  • FAIRVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BONHAM, TX)
  • BONHAM DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; BONHAM, TX)
  • NORTHEAST MEDICAL CENTER HOMEHEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BONHAM, TX)
  • MULLICAN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SAVOY, TX)
  • SEVEN OAKS NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BONHAM, TX)
  • RED RIVER REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BONHAM, TX)
  • NORTHEAST MEDICAL CENT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BONHAM, TX)

Airports located in Ector:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ector:

  • Grayson College (about 23 miles; Denison, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 31 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 32 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 36 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • Paris Junior College (about 44 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (about 50 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 16,777)
  • North Central Texas College (about 52 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)

Public high school in Ector:

  • Ector High School (Students: 119; Location: 301 S MAIN; Grades: 7-12; Our rating: 76)

Public elementary/middle school in Ector:

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Notable location: Ector City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Fannin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.3%
(22.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Ector 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ector city (based on Fannin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,94683
Mainline Protestant2,18923
Catholic9431
Black Protestant6634
Other3433
None12,831-
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: 4
Fannin County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Fannin County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Fannin County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Fannin County:

25.3%
Texas:

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

12.2%
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
Other Government Administration 1$1,103$13,2360$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,631$31,5720$0
Water Supply 1$3,512$42,1440$0
Totals for Government 3$7,246$28,9840$0

7.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
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 Grayson County, TX  1.26% ($29,392 average AGI)
from Collin County, TX  1.08% ($39,420)
from Dallas County, TX  0.67% ($28,058)


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
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 Grayson County, TX  1.62% ($27,256 average AGI)
to Collin County, TX  1.05% ($38,128)
to Dallas County, TX  0.58% ($30,183)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ector:

  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KMKI (620 AM; 5 kW; PLANO, TX; Owner: ABC, INC)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KFYN (1420 AM; 0 kW; BONHAM, TX; Owner: BONHAM BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ector:

  • KFYZ-FM (98.3 FM; BONHAM, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • KMKT (93.1 FM; BELLS, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KLAK (97.5 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTDK (104.1 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KHYI (95.3 FM; HOWE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS - TEXAS, INC.)
  • KXEZ (92.1 FM; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS-TEXAS, INC.)
  • K216DN (91.1 FM; BONHAM, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLBC (106.3 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: TEXOMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K214CK (90.7 FM; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: BIBLE B/CNG NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ector:

  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)

Ector fatal accident list:

Nov 24, 2012 06:12 PM, Fm 898, Lat: 33.57998, Lon: -96.27348, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 1, 1997 07:45 PM, Fm898, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 10, 1997 05:25 PM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 30, 1977 11:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 25, 1976 03:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 40Total average daily traffic
  • 200Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • ED ROACH, 500 Willow Street (Lat: 33.575806 Lon: -96.282222), Type: 94.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • ED ROach, 500 Willow Street (Lat: 33.575806 Lon: -96.282222), Type: 94.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, 500 Willow Street (Lat: 33.575806 Lon: -96.282222), Type: 94.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Robert L Robeski, 500 Willow Street (Lat: 33.575806 Lon: -96.282222), Type: 94.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 7324049360, , 517 ROUTE ONE SOUTH, SUITE 5000
  • Edward G Roach, 500 Willow Street (Lat: 33.575806 Lon: -96.282222), Type: 94.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 500 Willow Street (Lat: 33.575806 Lon: -96.282222), Type: 94.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 500 Willow Street (Lat: 33.575806 Lon: -96.282222), Type: 94.0, Structure height: 48147 m, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Ector, 205 S. Main (Lat: 33.575972 Lon: -96.272611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WQKY489
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 19315.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2009, Expiration Date: 10/27/2019, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Email:
  • Ector Substation, On Cr1520, 0.14 Mi. West Of Fm87 Intersection (Lat: 33.588667 Lon: -96.235444), Type: Pole, Structure height: 19 m, Call Sign: WQPB222
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/26/2012, Expiration Date: 03/26/2022, Certifier: John Kirkland
    Registrant: Huffman Communications, 2829 W. 7th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75151-1753, Phone: (903) 872-8306, Fax: (903) 872-6032, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KA5THR, Licensee ID: L00907802
    Grant Date: 08/19/2004, Expiration Date: 08/11/2014, Certifier: Randy K Morris
    Registrant: Randy K Morris, 107 Mockingbird, Ector, TX 75439
  • Call Sign: KC5LDP, Licensee ID: L00914865
    Grant Date: 09/08/2004, Expiration Date: 12/06/2014, Certifier: Betty L Morris
    Registrant: Betty L Morris, Ector, TX 75439
  • Call Sign: N4KWF, Previous Call Sign: WB7SVT, Licensee ID: L00373077
    Grant Date: 07/22/2011, Expiration Date: 09/24/2021, Certifier: Ronald W Glaser
    Registrant: Ronald W Glaser, Ector, TX 75439
  • Call Sign: N5OXV, Previous Call Sign: KB5IYX, Licensee ID: L00539039
    Grant Date: 07/25/2012, Expiration Date: 08/04/2022
    Registrant: James L Cobb, 4320 West Hwy 56, Ector, TX 75439
  • Call Sign: WA5FCA
    Grant Date: 06/21/1988, Expiration Date: 06/21/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2000
    Registrant: Leroy Martin, Ector, TX 75429
  • Call Sign: KE5EID, Licensee ID: L00997922
    Grant Date: 03/30/2005, Expiration Date: 03/30/2015, Certifier: Allan R Garcia
    Registrant: Allan R Garcia, 502 Main St, Ector, TX 75439
  • Call Sign: KE5ERU, Licensee ID: L01010881
    Grant Date: 04/29/2005, Expiration Date: 04/29/2015, Certifier: George D Phillips
    Registrant: George D Phillips, Fm 2645 5 Mi Nw, Ector, TX 75439

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE AVIATION DM 503 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2606M , Serial Number: 3710, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Michael L Lane, 559 Cr4135, Ector, TX 75439

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Ector

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ector, TX
Most common first names in Ector, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1373.6 years
James1172.8 years
John976.9 years
Mary781.9 years
Robert775.4 years
Charles673.2 years
Willie680.7 years
Ruby587.4 years
Thomas586.6 years
Dorothy476.5 years
Most common last names in Ector, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taylor1080.3 years
Beazley882.8 years
Smith780.0 years
Bellows678.5 years
Redman674.2 years
Baker676.9 years
Porter580.6 years
Binion582.4 years
Finnell580.8 years
Cox580.5 years
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