Fort Davis, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,201. Population change since 2000: +14.4%
Males: 607  (50.6%)
Females: 594  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79734.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,813 (it was $25,882 in 2000)
Fort Davis:

$48,813
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,506 (it was $14,249 in 2000)

Fort Davis CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,461 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Fort Davis:

$103,461
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $174,208; Detached houses: $209,323; Townhouses or other attached units: $63,552; Mobile homes: $105,349

Median gross rent in 2012: $807.

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Fort Davis races chart
  • White alone - 605 (50.4%)
  • Hispanic - 575 (47.9%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Davis: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (6.0%), German (5.8%), Irish (5.2%), French (3.7%), Scottish (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 4900 feet

Land area: 5.58 square miles.

Population density: 215 people per square mile   (very low).

Fort Davis, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Davis:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Davis CDP:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

132 residents are foreign born

This place:  11.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Fort Davis, Texas as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fort Davis to the number of sex offenders is 300 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,547 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $774 (0.8%)

Fort Davis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (126.0 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (171.1 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (331.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Alpine, TX (4.6 miles ), Marfa, TX (4.6 miles ), Balmorhea, TX (5.3 miles ), Valentine, TX (6.0 miles) , Marathon, TX (6.9 miles ), Toyah, TX (7.1 miles) , Pecos, TX (7.8 miles ), Fort Stockton, TX (8.0 miles ).

Latitude: 30.59 N, Longitude: 103.89 W

Area code: 432

Fort Davis household income distribution Fort Davis home values distribution

Fort Davis tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Fort Davis, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Davis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 38.1 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 129.2 miles away from Fort Davis center
On 8/28/1995 at 10:46:12, a magnitude 6.9 (5.7 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.9 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 498.1 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) earthquake occurred 249.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 523.3 miles away from Fort Davis center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 493.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jeff Davis County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Davis topographic map

Birthplace of: Dillon Freasier - Film actor, Virginia True Boardman - Actor.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Davis:

  • Sul Ross State University (about 22 miles; Alpine, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Odessa College (about 126 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 129 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 145 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • El Paso Community College (about 168 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 171 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 175 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
See full list of schools located in Fort Davis

Library in Fort Davis:

  • JEFF DAVIS COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $76,868; Location: 100 MEMORIAL SQ; 25,335 books; 1,993 audio materials; 5,029 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Fort Davis: Grierson-Sproul House (A), Henry M and Annie V Trueheart House (B), Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department (C), Jeff Davis County Ambulance (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1), Hillcrest Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Fort Davis: Fort Davis National Historic Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Davis Mountain Jeep Tours (109 State Street).

Hotel: Butterfield Inn (Main Street).

Jeff Davis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 17.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 4.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.53
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Davis and their reported violations in the past:

PRUDE RANCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • TPWD BALMORHEA STATE PARK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • TPWD DAVIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK - CAMPGRO (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHIHUAHUAN DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Population served: 38, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.9%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.7%
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: 0.6% of all households

Fort Davis, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Fort Davis compared to Texas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Fort Davis (2011 data):

  • Fort Davis State Bank: at 100 Memorial Square, branch established on 1911/10/16. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $82.1 mil, Deposits: $74.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Fort Davis Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fort Davis travel time to work - commute Fort Davis mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Solar energy (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Davis CDP (based on Jeff Davis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.92%
Here: 54.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents42.4%21.9%13.4%10.9%11.4%
Congregations14.3%28.6%14.3%14.3%28.6%
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: 2
Jeff Davis County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jeff Davis County:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jeff Davis County:

24.2%
Texas:

26.6%

8.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
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 Brewster County, TX  1.95% ($41,400 average AGI)


9.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.73%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Davis:

  • KVLF (1240 AM; 1 kW; ALPINE, TX; Owner: BIG BEND BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Davis:

  • KALP (92.7 FM; ALPINE, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Fort Davis fatal accident list:

Oct 24, 1997 04:20 PM, 17, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fort Davis)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Fort Davis, TX)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Mt Locke 107in Bldg, Lat: 30.671861 Lon: -104.022028, Type: Building, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WQLF746
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2010, Expiration Date: 01/08/2020, Certifier: Christopher P Wilkinson
    Registrant: The University Of Texas At Austin, Mcdonald Observatory, Hc 75 Box 1337 Tx Hwy 118 N, Fort Davis, TX 79734, Phone: (432) 426-3263
  • Mt Locke 107in Bldg, Lat: 30.671861 Lon: -104.022028, Type: Building, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: WQLF746
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2010, Expiration Date: 01/08/2020, Certifier: Christopher P Wilkinson
    Registrant: The University Of Texas At Austin, Mcdonald Observatory, Hc 75 Box 1337 Tx Hwy 118 N, Fort Davis, TX 79734, Phone: (432) 426-3263
  • STATION, Tx 118 & 78 Uts Mcdonald Obsr 7 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 30.670417 Lon: -104.026556), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WHI778
    Assigned Frequencies: 2142.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/1998, Expiration Date: 03/25/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/03/2001
    Registrant: Phone: (512) 416-3129

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fort Davis)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fort Davis)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 45
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Fort Davis

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Davis, TX
Most common first names in Fort Davis, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1481.0 years
William1183.9 years
James769.0 years
Robert770.2 years
George675.3 years
Mary575.6 years
Elizabeth576.0 years
Benjamin468.5 years
Maria482.0 years
Clara481.5 years
Most common last names in Fort Davis, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Granado1472.1 years
Rodriguez1279.1 years
Dutchover871.6 years
Sproul877.0 years
Williams878.1 years
Miller790.0 years
Webster684.5 years
Hartnett585.8 years
Jimenez572.8 years
Johnson567.4 years

Businesses in Fort Davis, TX

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • FedEx: 1
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