Forsan, Texas

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Population in 2013: 219 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 89  (41.0%)
Females: 130  (59.0%)
Median resident age:  33.2 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79733.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,019 (it was $36,000 in 2000)
Forsan:

$61,019
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,937 (it was $17,103 in 2000)

Forsan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,823 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Forsan:

$47,823
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $49,036; Detached houses: $49,451; Mobile homes: $45,324

Median gross rent in 2013: $404.

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  • Races in Forsan, TX (2010)

    Forsan races chart
    • 17081.0%White alone
    • 3717.6%Hispanic
    • 21.0%Black alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Forsan: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.7%), Irish (15.4%), German (10.6%), Dutch (8.7%), United States (8.7%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2775 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 755 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Forsan:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forsan city:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Forsan, Texas as of July 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Forsan to the number of sex offenders is 213 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $702 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $195 (0.5%)

Forsan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Midland, TX (43.6 miles , pop. 94,996).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (239.4 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (250.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Big Spring, TX (3.4 miles ), Sand Springs, TX (3.5 miles ), Coahoma, TX (3.7 miles ), Garden City, TX (4.3 miles ), Stanton, TX (5.0 miles ), Westbrook, TX (5.2 miles ), Sterling City, TX (5.4 miles ), Lake Colorado City, TX (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 32.11 N, Longitude: 101.37 W

Area code: 432

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

5.0%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-11.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (37%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Forsan, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Forsan-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.9 miles away from the Forsan city center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/15/1965, a category F3 tornado 44.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forsan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 47% 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 72.6 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 173.3 miles away from Forsan 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 102.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 188.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from Forsan center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.3 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 Howard County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forsan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forsan:

  • HAMILTON HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BIG SPRING, TX)
  • COMANCHE TRAIL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BIG SPRING, TX)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BIG SPRING, TX)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW LODGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BIG SPRING, TX)
  • VA WEST TEXAS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 11 miles away; BIG SPRING, TX)
  • COMANCHE FLATS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BIG SPRING, TX)
  • CARING HEARTS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BIG SPRING, TX)

Amtrak station near Forsan:

  • 12 miles: BIG SPRING (GREYHOUND STA., 311 E. THIRD ST.) - Bus Station . Services: intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forsan:

  • Howard College (about 12 miles; Big Spring, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,587)
  • Midland College (about 44 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 59 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Odessa College (about 62 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Angelo State University (about 71 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 100 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Texas Tech University (about 106 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)

Public high school in Forsan:

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

Howard 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: 3.9%
(0.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Forsan compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (47%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Forsan city (based on Howard County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,58953
Catholic4,5002
Mainline Protestant2,0417
Other4072
Black Protestant3642
None15,111-
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: 3
Howard County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Howard County:

7.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Howard County:

28.4%
Texas:

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

10.2%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$700
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$950
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,100
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,100
Totals for Government 0$0 4$3,850

Forsan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($118.72)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($86.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($54.79)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($82.19)

Forsan government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($82.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($118.72)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $14,000 ($63.93)
    Property: $14,000 ($63.93)
    Total General Sales: $12,000 ($54.79)

Forsan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($123.29)

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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 Midland County, TX  0.63% ($46,762 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.28% ($36,321)
from Tom Green County, TX  0.28% ($34,893)


7.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,362 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
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 Midland County, TX  0.74% ($44,176 average AGI)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.37% ($33,622)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.32% ($48,031)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forsan:

  • KBYG (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: DREW BALLARD)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBST (1490 AM; 1 kW; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KWEL (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: FAUSTINO QUIROZ)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMND (1510 AM; daytime; 2 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KVMC (1320 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JIMLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forsan:

  • KBST-FM (95.7 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KBTS (94.3 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KBCX (91.5 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTXC (104.7 FM; LAMESA, TX; Owner: MIDESSA BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • DK280BP (103.9 FM; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: PONCA CITY RADIO INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forsan:

  • K46FO (Channel 46; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWAB-TV (Channel 4; BIG SPRING, TX; Owner: MIDESSA TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K10HH (Channel 10; BIG SPRINGS, TX; Owner: ICA BROADCASTING I, LTD.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Forsan)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Ross City Rd .5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 32.111250 Lon: -101.357611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 66 m, Call Sign: WZT583
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.525 MHz, 462.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2004, Expiration Date: 06/07/2014, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB5GXX
    Grant Date: 12/13/1988, Expiration Date: 12/13/1998, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2000
    Registrant: James W Hoard, Box 216, Forsan, TX 79733
  • Call Sign: KC5TWR, Licensee ID: L00317746
    Grant Date: 04/05/2006, Expiration Date: 04/11/2016
    Registrant: Terry G Rumpff Mr., 207 Ave.F, Forsan, TX 79733

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Forsan, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John477.5 years
Mary390.4 years
Dorothy289.0 years
Evelyn273.5 years
Jim280.5 years
Minnie269.5 years
William257.5 years
Walter272.5 years
Most common last names in Forsan, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Griffith482.4 years
Wash474.0 years
Cowley371.7 years
Beeson373.7 years
Camp384.7 years
Hassell384.0 years
Wilson384.3 years
Williams369.7 years
Anderson274.5 years
Bailey286.0 years
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