Flat, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 833.
Males: 427  (51.3%)
Females: 406  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 76528

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,801 (it was $40,323 in 2000)
Flat:

$52,801
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,683 (it was $16,238 in 2000)

Flat CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,936 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Flat:

$105,936
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $140,625; Detached houses: $153,681; Mobile homes: $48,445
Flat races chart
  • White alone - 794 (92.2%)
  • Hispanic - 52 (6.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Flat: 128.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1839 feet

Land area: 57.4 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Flat, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Flat:

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Flat CCD:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 69.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Flat CCD:  0.4% ($290)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Flat satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Killeen, TX (16.6 miles , pop. 86,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (70.6 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (113.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Oglesby, TX (2.9 miles ), South Mountain, TX (3.2 miles ), Northwest Bell, TX (3.3 miles ), Gatesville, TX (3.5 miles ), McGregor, TX (3.6 miles ), Morgan's Point Resort, TX (3.6 miles ), Moody, TX (3.6 miles ), Nolanville, TX (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 31.31 N, Longitude: 97.58 W

Area code: 254

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

7.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Health care (44%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (21%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Flat, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Flat-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Flat place center .

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 tornado 30.4 miles away from the place center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Flat-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% 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 221.0 miles away from the city 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 351.0 miles away from Flat center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.0 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 331.9 miles away from Flat center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 167.7 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 Coryell County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Flat:

  • HILLSIDE MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GATESVILLE, TX)
  • HILLSIDE NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GATESVILLE, TX)
  • OSAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GATESVILLE, TX)
  • CORYELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GATESVILLE, TX)
  • WESTVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MC GREGOR, TX)
  • HOMETOWN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOODY, TX)
  • MOODY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOODY, TX)

Amtrak stations near Flat:

  • 14 miles: MCGREGOR (1 AMTRAK BLVD.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: KILLEEN (ARROW TRAILWAYS, 200 E. AVENUE C) - Bus Station
  • 17 miles: FORT HOOD (BLDG. 108, 76 TANK BATTALION AVE.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flat:

  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 19 miles; Belton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,885)
  • Central Texas College (about 19 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Temple College (about 22 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • McLennan Community College (about 31 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Baylor University (about 32 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 38 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Hill College (about 57 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)

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Notable location: Flat Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Flat include: Leon Junction Community Church (A), Cold Springs Church (B), County Line Community Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Seaton Cemetery (1), King Cemetery (2), King and Smith Cemetery (3), Saint Paul Cemetery (4), Graham Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Flat: Iron Bridge Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.5. This is about average.

City:

81.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
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: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.9%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Flat compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Flat CCD (based on Coryell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.99%
Here: 39.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents52.1%17.1%9.1%6.5%3.3%
Congregations36.4%1.3%13.0%2.6%11.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchLutheran ChurchPentecostal Church of GodAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.1%2.2%1.2%1.0%4.3%
Congregations3.9%5.2%2.6%2.6%20.8%
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: 5
Coryell County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Coryell County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Coryell County:

27.0%
Texas:

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

7.3%
State:

15.7%

26.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200524,509 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

26.82%
Texas average:

8.37%

3.21% of residents moved from foreign countries($3,031 average AGI)
Coryell County:

3.21%
Texas average:

0.20%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bell County, TX  4.21% ($26,974 average AGI)
from McLennan County, TX  0.43% ($28,818)
from Lampasas County, TX  0.39% ($32,356)


30.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200625,628 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

30.18%
Texas average:

7.44%

1.65% of residents moved to foreign countries($1,420 average AGI)
Coryell County:

1.65%
Texas average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bell County, TX  8.26% ($26,036 average AGI)
to Lampasas County, TX  0.68% ($36,622)
to El Paso County, TX  0.65% ($26,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in Flat:

  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTON (940 AM; 1 kW; BELTON, TX; Owner: SHELDON COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flat:

  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLZ (98.3 FM; GATESVILLE, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNCT-FM (91.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KLTD (101.7 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLFX (107.3 FM; NOLANVILLE, TX; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KBDE (89.9 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KOOC (106.3 FM; BELTON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KVLT (88.5 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUSJ (105.5 FM; HARKER HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSSM (103.1 FM; COPPERAS COVE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KIIZ-FM (92.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KWOW (104.1 FM; CLIFTON, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Flat:

  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KNCT (Channel 46; BELTON, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • K38FN (Channel 38; WACO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KPLE-LP (Channel 31; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KILLEEN CHRISTIAN B/CING.CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Flat)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FLAT, South Fm 184 (Lat: 31.292889 Lon: -97.618056), Type: Mast, Structure height: 97.8 m, Overall height: 100 m, Call Sign: WQOG255
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/2011, Expiration Date: 09/15/2021, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

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