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Population in 2010: 1,750. Population change since 2000: +2.2%
Males: 841  (48.1%)
Females: 909  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  28.9 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79839.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,998 (it was $17,525 in 2000)
Fort Hancock:

$18,998
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,671

Fort Hancock CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,319 (it was $24,000 in 2000)
Fort Hancock:

$34,319
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $47,767; Detached houses: $57,726; Mobile homes: $36,482; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,133

Median gross rent in 2012: $465.

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Fort Hancock races chart
  • Hispanic - 1,669 (95.4%)
  • White alone - 63 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Hancock: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Fort Hancock, Texas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Fort Hancock is mentioned 20 times on our forum:
El Paso & Fort Hancock climate question  (2 replies)
The Border (Laredo, Brownsville, Del Rio)  (27 replies)
Fort Hancock, Texas  (4 replies)
Official Photo Thread for El Paso  (490 replies)
Foreign Landowners in Hudspeth County Texas  (46 replies)
El Paso needs Six Flags Theme Park  (134 replies)

Ancestries: United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3596 feet

Land area: 37.7 square miles.

Population density: 46 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Hancock:

  • High school or higher: 40.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Hancock CDP:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

702 residents are foreign born

This place:  37.5%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $860 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $462 (1.4%)

Fort Hancock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Paso, TX (47.9 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (394.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Tornillo, TX (4.2 miles ), Fabens, TX (4.8 miles ), Morning Glory, TX (5.3 miles ), Agua Dulce, TX (5.4 miles ), Clint, TX (5.5 miles ), San Elizario, TX (5.6 miles ), Sierra Blanca, TX (5.6 miles ), Horizon City, TX (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 31.29 N, Longitude: 105.86 W

Area code: 915

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Fort Hancock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/23/1992 at 16:17:52, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hudspeth County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Benito Martinez (soldier) - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fort Hancock: Benito Martinez.

Political contributions by individuals in Fort Hancock, TX

Heliports located in Fort Hancock:

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

  • El Paso Community College (about 44 miles; El Paso, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,943)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 51 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 12,687)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 87 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 88 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,681)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 213 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 248 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 253 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,285)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Fort Hancock:

Library in Fort Hancock:

  • FORT HANCOCK ISD/PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $119,675; Location: 101 SCHOOL DR; 18,261 books; 262 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 16 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Fort Hancock: Cable Hole Crossing (A), McCaskills Crossing (B), Riverside (C), Fort Hancock Emergency Medical Services (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Walker Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Fort Hancock: Lovelady Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Hudspeth 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 Hancock and their reported violations in the past:

VILLAS TRAVEL PLAZA (Population served: 50, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 51.2%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  83.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

Fort Hancock compared to Texas state average:

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  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fort Hancock travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fort Hancock CDP (based on Hudspeth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.46%
Here56.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents87.2%5.3%3.7%2.4%1.4%
Congregations14.3%28.6%28.6%14.3%14.3%
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
This county:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hudspeth County:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Hudspeth County:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hudspeth County:

16.4%
State:

15.7%

7.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
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 El Paso County, TX  2.13% ($20,955 average AGI)


8.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Texas average:

7.44%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to El Paso County, TX  2.88% ($23,500 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Hancock:

  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KHEY (1380 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Hancock:

  • KOFX (92.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTSM-FM (99.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K219BX (91.7 FM; EL PASO, ETC., TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSII (93.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KINT-FM (93.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHEY-FM (96.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAQ (95.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fort Hancock)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • MP 776.2, Mp 776.2,Val Sub 3.5 Mi E (Lat: 31.301056 Lon: -105.845194), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KNIZ629
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.320 MHz, 161.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2012, Expiration Date: 04/30/2022, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • FORT HANCOCK MOBILE, Lat: 31.299194 Lon: -105.842250, Call Sign: KXF697
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.320 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/05/2003, Expiration Date: 06/10/2013
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • W of Quitman, 36832 Fm 34 Ep03al406r (Lat: 31.166417 Lon: -105.657333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQOT402
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/24/2022, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • FINLAY MTN, 15.25 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 31.370667 Lon: -105.601333), Overall height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WHS900
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.90 MHz, 6256.50 MHz, 6256.50 MHz, 6286.20 MHz, 6286.20 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, 6345.50 MHz, 6345.50 MHz, 6404.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/1984, Expiration Date: 07/29/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/29/1998
    Registrant: Gte Sprint Communications Corp, One Adrian Ct, Burlingame, CA 94010

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB5ESA
    Grant Date: 11/09/1994, Expiration Date: 11/24/1997, Cancellation Date: 11/25/1999
    Registrant: Irma K Cook, Rt Box 67, Fort Hancock, TX 79839
  • Call Sign: KC5LPT
    Grant Date: 12/21/1994, Expiration Date: 12/21/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2006
    Registrant: Joel A Bishop, H C R 66 Box 35, Fort Hancock, TX 79839

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-26E (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 57 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 17911 , Serial Number: 541, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 322, Fort Hancock, TX 79839



Most common first names in Fort Hancock, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose772.8 years
Maria779.0 years
Manuela674.8 years
Juan555.4 years
Manuel476.5 years
Antonio375.3 years
James372.0 years
Ramon374.4 years
Angela285.4 years
Ada277.5 years
Most common last names in Fort Hancock, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Esparza780.6 years
Gonzalez657.7 years
Sanchez683.6 years
Apodaca577.2 years
Lopez567.4 years
Flores475.0 years
Aldaco471.3 years
Galindo378.7 years
Aguilera374.6 years
Cordero360.3 years

Fort Hancock on our top lists:

  • #96 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #67 (79839) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #99 (79839) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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