Garwood, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 2,253.
Males: 1,152  (51.2%)
Females: 1,101  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 77442

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,051 (it was $25,991 in 2000)
Garwood:

$36,051
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,461 (it was $16,790 in 2000)

Garwood CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $93,406 (it was $50,100 in 2000)
Garwood:

$93,406
TX:

$132,000
  • Races in Garwood, TX (2000)

    Garwood races chart
    • 1,53868.8%White alone
    • 38217.1%Hispanic
    • 29413.2%Black alone
    • 180.8%Two or more races
    • 10.04%Asian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Garwood: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 261.0 square miles.

Population density: 8.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Garwood, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Garwood:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garwood CCD:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Garwood, Texas as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Garwood to the number of sex offenders is 376 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Garwood CCD:  0.7% ($341)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Garwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Victoria, TX (53.3 miles , pop. 60,603).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Harris, TX (68.4 miles , pop. 405,444).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (71.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Eagle Lake, TX (3.7 miles ), Columbus, TX (4.1 miles ), Glidden, TX (4.1 miles ), Weimar, TX (4.8 miles ), Northeast Wharton, TX (4.8 miles ), El Campo, TX (4.8 miles ), Louise, TX (5.0 miles ), Hallettsville, TX (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 29.46 N, Longitude: 96.51 W

Area code: 979

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

4.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
  • Private households (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Garwood, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garwood-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Garwood place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/20/1967, a category F3 tornado 20.3 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.3 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 414.8 miles away from Garwood center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 352.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 398.9 miles away from Garwood center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 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 Colorado County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Garwood:

  • HERITAGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EAGLE LAKE, TX)
  • RICE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; EAGLE LAKE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garwood:

  • Wharton County Junior College (about 28 miles; Wharton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,009)
  • Blinn College (about 49 miles; Brenham, TX; FT enrollment: 8,959)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 53 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • Victoria College (about 53 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Prairie View A & M University (about 54 miles; Prairie View, TX; FT enrollment: 7,517)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 63 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 67 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)
See full list of schools located in Garwood

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Notable locations in Garwood: Garwood Volunteer Fire Department (A), Rock Island Volunteer Fire Department (B), Calhoun County Public Library (C), Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Garwood: South Point Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Brownson Cemetery (1), Myrtle Cemetery (2), Nada Cemetery (3), Cheetham Cemetery (4), Garwood Cemetery (5), Garwood Methodist Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Muddy Lake (A), Heller Lake (B), Engstrom Lake Number 1 (C), Kallina Reservoir (D), Engstrom Lake Number 2 (E), Rees Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Sandy Creek (A), Urmey Branch (B), Skull Creek (C), Sand Branch (D), Marys Branch (E), Jack Branch (F), McKenzie Creek (G), East Sandy Creek (H), Dry Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Colorado County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

22.9%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Garwood compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Texas average:

15.6

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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 Garwood CCD (based on Colorado County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,5416
Evangelical Protestant2,86223
Mainline Protestant2,57415
Black Protestant4223
Other21
None8,473-
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: 5
Colorado County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Colorado County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Colorado County:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

6.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Colorado County:

28.2%
Texas:

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

14.6%
State:

15.7%

5.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
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 Harris County, TX  1.53% ($56,191 average AGI)
from Wharton County, TX  0.49% ($34,571)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.37% ($39,148)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Harris County, TX  1.27% ($40,457 average AGI)
to Fayette County, TX  0.62% ($32,356)
to Wharton County, TX  0.33% ($23,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garwood:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garwood:

  • K216FD (91.1 FM; COLUMBUS, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KULM-FM (98.3 FM; COLUMBUS, TX; Owner: ROY E. HENDERSON)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGUL (96.1 FM; EDNA, TX; Owner: LAGRANGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTXM (99.9 FM; HALLETTSVILLE, TX; Owner: LAGRANGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Garwood:

  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
Garwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Garwood fatal accident list:

May 12, 2002 07:22 PM, Sr-71, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 13, 1998 08:40 PM, Sr-71, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 23, 1993 12:10 AM, Fm950, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 18, 1991 04:15 PM, 71, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 2, 1986 10:40 PM, 71, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 28, 1985 06:25 AM, 71, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jul 9, 1979 05:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Garwood)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Hwy 71 (Lat: 29.374694 Lon: -96.445250), Call Sign: KKA544, Licensee ID: L00085300
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.4600 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2003, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013
    Registrant: Garwood Irrigation Co, Box 428, Garwood, TX 77442
  • River Pump Station 5 1/2 Mi N (Lat: 29.516083 Lon: -96.413583), Call Sign: KKM463
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.4600 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/1998, Expiration Date: 02/28/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/23/2002
    Registrant: Garwood Irrigation Co, Garwood, TX 77442
  • 8 Mi Nw On Fm 1693 (Lat: 29.443306 Lon: -96.508861), Call Sign: WYL795
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.4600 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2004, Expiration Date: 02/28/2014
    Registrant: Garwood Irrigation Co Ceo, 7836 Hwy 71, Garwood, TX 77442, Phone: (979) 758-3221, Fax: (979) 758-3844
  • 1 Mi N On Hwy 71 (Lat: 29.448861 Lon: -96.405806), Call Sign: WYL796
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.4600 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/02/2004, Expiration Date: 02/28/2014
    Registrant: Garwood Irrigation Co Ceo, 7836 Hwy 71, Garwood, TX 77442, Phone: (979) 758-3221, Fax: (979) 758-3844

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • GARWOOD, Approx 0.7 Mi N Of City, 0.4 Mi E Of Hwy 71 (Lat: 29.459167 Lon: -96.398889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 111.3 m, Call Sign: WPOR702, Licensee ID: L00128694
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2008, Expiration Date: 02/04/2019, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2010, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC
  • A3F0056B, 1306 Cr-16 (Altair #35356) (Lat: 29.567528 Lon: -96.461694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 125 m, Call Sign: WQOX905, Licensee ID: L00127664
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz... (+10 more)
    Grant Date: 02/29/2012, Expiration Date: 02/28/2022, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:


FAA Registered Aircraft:

27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Garwood)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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