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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

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 2011: 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%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Davis: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (6.5%), German (6.1%), Irish (5.5%), French (4.0%), Scottish (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 4900 feet

Land area: 5.58 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Fort Davis:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Davis CDP:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

127 residents are foreign born

This place:  11.4%
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 December 19, 2014.
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%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

6.7%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

Fort Davis-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.8 miles away from the Fort Davis place center killed 30 people and injured 121 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1999, a category F1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the place center caused $10,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Davis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 71% 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 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.5 miles away from Fort Davis center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 44.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from Fort Davis center
On 4/14/1995 at 02:19:38, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).
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Birthplace of: Dillon Freasier - Film actor, Virginia True Boardman - Actor.

Political contributions by individuals in Fort Davis, TX

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

  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 129 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • El Paso Community College (about 167 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 10,943)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 175 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 12,687)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 206 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 207 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,681)
  • Angelo State University (about 212 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • South Plains College (about 225 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
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

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

PRUDE RANCH INC (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fort Davis, TX

Fort Davis compared to Texas state average:

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  • 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 significantly 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.


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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


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.92%
Here54.9%
USA50.2%

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%

10.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.13%
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 Presidio County, TX  1.32% ($23,000 average AGI)


8.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


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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