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Population in 2012: 1,360 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.9%
 

Males: 713  (52.5%)
Females: 647  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  35.4 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75839.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,683 (it was $25,927 in 2000)
Elkhart:

$25,683
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,394

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,910 (it was $38,000 in 2000)
Elkhart:

$54,910
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $73,164; Detached houses: $84,329; Mobile homes: $30,394

Median gross rent in 2012: $682.

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  • White alone - 1,086 (79.2%)
  • Black alone - 127 (9.3%)
  • Hispanic - 113 (8.2%)
  • Two or more races - 33 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elkhart: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (22.3%), German (16.3%), Irish (15.2%), United States (3.3%), Scottish (2.9%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.55 square miles.

Population density: 876 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Elkhart:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elkhart town:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 20.8%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Elkhart, Texas as of December 26, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elkhart to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,417 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $542 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (51.5 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Dallas, TX (107.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Palestine, TX (3.1 miles ), Grapeland, TX (3.3 miles ), Oakwood, TX (4.0 miles ), Latexo, TX (4.2 miles ), Butler, TX (4.7 miles) , Crockett, TX (4.8 miles ), Montalba-Tennessee Colony, TX (4.8 miles) , Rusk, TX (5.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,700

Latitude: 31.63 N, Longitude: 95.58 W

Area code: 903

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +144 (+13.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Elkhart-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the Elkhart town center injured 4 people.

On 11/15/1987, a category F3 tornado 7.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 59 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Anderson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Fires: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Elkhart:

  • ELKHART INN COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, ROUTE 3 BOX 3868)
  • ELKHART OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 214 JONES RD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Elkhart:

  • MAVERICK COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PALESTINE, TX)
  • PALESTINE REGIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PALESTINE, TX)
  • TRUCARE LIVING CENTERS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PALESTINE, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Elkhart, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkhart:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 43 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,707)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 52 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 4,172)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 52 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 6,186)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 55 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 10,307)
  • Angelina College (about 56 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Navarro College (about 63 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 4,283)
  • Sam Houston State University (about 64 miles; Huntsville, TX; FT enrollment: 12,789)

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

 
Anderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.7. This is about average.
City:

37.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elkhart that have no violations reported:

  • ANDERSON COUNTY CEDAR CREEK WSC (Population served: 1077, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.6%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 1.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elkhart, TX

71 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
83 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Elkhart compared to Texas state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Elkhart (2011 data):

  • The Elkhart State Bank: at 109 West Parker Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $45.1 mil, Deposits: $38.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Elkhart Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elkhart travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elkhart town (based on Anderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.89%
Here54.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents50.9%15.5%8.2%5.3%4.7%
Congregations26.9%1.9%14.4%12.5%13.5%
NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAmerican Baptist AssociationEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.6%2.7%1.2%1.2%5.6%
Congregations5.8%7.7%1.0%3.8%12.5%
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: 7
Anderson County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Anderson County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Anderson County:

28.6%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.8%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,329$27,9480$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,449$29,3880$0
Sewerage 1$3,170$38,0400$0
Water Supply 3$8,393$33,5720$0
Totals for Government 6$16,341$32,6820$0


8.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
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 Smith County, TX  0.70% ($31,790 average AGI)
from Henderson County, TX  0.67% ($31,188)
from Harris County, TX  0.56% ($48,288)


7.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
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 Smith County, TX  0.78% ($32,847 average AGI)
to Henderson County, TX  0.56% ($28,388)
to Dallas County, TX  0.43% ($22,311)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elkhart:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNET (1450 AM; 1 kW; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, 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.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIVY (1290 AM; 3 kW; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: LEON HUNT)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elkhart:

  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K202CE (88.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KIVY-FM (92.7 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: LEON HUNT)
  • KBHT (93.5 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: NICOL BROADCASTING LTD.)
  • KNES (99.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, TX; Owner: J & J COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYYK (98.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KLJT (102.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOYE (96.7 FM; FRANKSTON, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KWRW (97.7 FM; RUSK, TX; Owner: E. H. WHITEHEAD)
  • KYFP (89.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elkhart:

  • K24DS (Channel 24; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: ETERNAL TRUTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • K17BP (Channel 17; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTWC-LP (Channel 12; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KIVY-LP (Channel 16; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: JIM GIBBS)
Elkhart, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 41
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 180
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 197
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 468
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26
See more detailed statistics of Elkhart fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Elkhart)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 31.628056 Lon: -95.578333, Call Sign: WPZK976
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.277 MHz, 152.457 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2004, Expiration Date: 02/03/2014, Certifier: Johnnie E Keeling
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • ELKHART, Between Mp Tracks And Hwy 287 S End Of (Lat: 31.622778 Lon: -95.573333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WQMB482
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.806 MHz, 952.806 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/2010, Expiration Date: 06/18/2020, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • ELKHART, Between Mp Tracks & Hwy 287 S End Of (Lat: 31.622778 Lon: -95.573333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WEG986
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2010, Expiration Date: 10/25/2020
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • STATION, In Camp Hill Oil Field 4.8 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 31.687389 Lon: -95.536333), Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WHC712
    Assigned Frequencies: 2184.80 MHz, 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/1999, Expiration Date: 05/11/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/06/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 828-9487

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elkhart)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 16QB , Serial Number: 28801, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lowry G Martin, 13495 S State Highway 19, Elkhart, TX 75839, Other Owners: Margaret L Martin
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8151L , Serial Number: 17256351, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1967
    Registrant (Individual): James A Chaffin, 2551 Acr 179, Elkhart, TX 75839


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 64
  • Hazardous Condition: 24
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Elkhart


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Most common first names in Elkhart, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3973.2 years
James3572.4 years
William3177.2 years
Mary2977.3 years
Charles2270.5 years
Robert2077.6 years
George1671.6 years
Joe1475.4 years
Willie1376.8 years
Dorothy1269.4 years
Most common last names in Elkhart, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis2575.0 years
Jones1776.0 years
Wilson1676.3 years
Smith1671.5 years
Parker1678.2 years
Miller1477.8 years
Taylor1374.4 years
Rogers1372.0 years
Brown1370.9 years
Moore1276.9 years

Businesses in Elkhart, TX

  • U-Haul: 1

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