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Fannin County

Population in 2012: 694 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.7%
 

Males: 333  (48.1%)
Females: 361  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  37.1 years
Texas median age:  40.8 years

Zip codes: 75439.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $52,137 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Ector:

$52,137
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $23,482

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $72,842 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Ector:

$72,842
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,158; Detached houses: $96,474; Mobile homes: $74,593

Median gross rent in 2011: $785.

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  • White alone - 635 (91.4%)
  • Hispanic - 26 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ector: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.8%), English (11.8%), German (10.9%), United States (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.7%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 587 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ector:

  • High school or higher: 70.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ector city:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Texas:  16.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $664 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $594 (0.9%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +106 (+21.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Ector-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 249% 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 significantly above Texas state average. It is 89% 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 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from Ector center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/8/2004 at 00:15:09, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from Ector center
On 5/31/2002 at 09:57:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ector:

  • RED RIVER REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; BONHAM, TX)

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Airports located in Ector:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ector:

  • Grayson County College (about 23 miles; Denison, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,340)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 31 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,111)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 32 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Paris Junior College (about 44 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 2,649)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 49 miles; Plano, TX; FT enrollment: 9,675)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (about 50 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 10,442)
  • North Central Texas College (about 52 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 3,709)

Public high school in Ector:

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

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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 2011: 11.5%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ector, TX

Ector compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Ector travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ector (based on Fannin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.66%
Here74.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents63.0%13.7%8.8%6.1%1.9%
Congregations36.0%3.0%17.0%20.0%2.0%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.6%1.4%1.0%0.6%1.8%
Congregations5.0%3.0%1.0%1.0%12.0%
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: 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,999$23,9880$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,400$40,8000$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,521$30,2520$0
Totals for Government 3$7,920$31,6800$0


7.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from Collin County, TX  1.62% ($42,893 average AGI)
from Grayson County, TX  1.18% ($29,397)
from Dallas County, TX  0.72% ($204,887)


7.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Texas average:

7.44%

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:
to Grayson County, TX  1.71% ($28,054 average AGI)
to Collin County, TX  0.99% ($38,907)
to Dallas County, TX  0.59% ($30,966)

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:

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 drivers: 1
Feb 25, 1976 03:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



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


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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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