Fort Davis, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,201.
Population change since 2000: +14.4%
Males: 425  (35.4%)
Females: 776  (64.6%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 79734.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,160 (it was $25,882 in 2000)
Fort Davis:

$56,160
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,049 (it was $14,249 in 2000)

Fort Davis CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $97,005 (it was $66,600 in 2000)
Fort Davis:

$97,005
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $133,495; detached houses: $162,088; mobile homes: $48,173

Median gross rent in 2019: $828.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Davis: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.5%
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  • Races in Fort Davis, TX (2019)
    • 83474.0%Hispanic
    • 28325.1%White alone
    • 131.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Fort Davis, Texas as of May 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Davis is 164 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (8.6%), English (2.8%), Norwegian (2.4%), Scottish (2.3%).

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

401 residents are foreign born (35.6% Latin America).

This place:

35.6%
Texas:

17.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Fort Davis CDP:

0.9% ($600)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

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

Distribution of median household income in Fort Davis, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fort Davis, TX in 2019
Fort Davis satellite photo by USGS

Fort Davis tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Fort Davis, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.9%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.2%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Fort Davis, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Carpenters (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.9%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)

Average climate in Fort Davis, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Davis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 65% greater 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 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from Fort Davis 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 Fort Davis 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 Fort Davis center
On 10/21/2010 at 17:53:13, a magnitude 6.7 (6.7 MW, Depth: 8.1 mi) earthquake occurred 519.8 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 (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

Public high school in Fort Davis:

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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 (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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Fort Davis:

Marital status in Fort Davis, TX
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 70.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Davis:

  • High school or higher: 56.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4856
Catholic3802
Mainline Protestant2552
Other1-
None1,221-
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: 2
This county:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Jeff Davis County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.2%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.0%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fort Davis:

20.5%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fort Davis:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

54.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.1%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Davis, TX Residents

Businesses in Fort Davis, TX

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • FedEx: 1

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:

Jan 16, 2013 01:57 PM, Sr-17, Lat: 30.771981, Lon: -103.753936, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 24, 1997 04:20 PM, 17, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 27.4mTotal length
  • 9,760Total average daily traffic
  • 1,631Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,680Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fort Davis, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fort Davis, TX

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 32. The highest number of fire incidents - 59 took place in 2010, and the least - 6 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Fort Davis, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (83.1%), and Structure Fires (13.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fort Davis, TX
    • 37383.1%Outside Fires
    • 5913.1%Structure Fires
    • 163.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.2%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fort Davis, TX
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 40.3%Electricity
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Davis, TX
  • 88.0%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Electricity


Fort Davis compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 10 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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  • W. Allen Gilchrist (5)
  • W. Allen Gilchrist, Jr. (3)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2021.