Gholson, Texas

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Population in 2013: 1,069 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.9%
 
Males: 517  (48.4%)
Females: 552  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76691.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,600 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Gholson:

$36,600
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,512 (it was $15,868 in 2000)

Gholson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,027 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Gholson:

$77,027
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $95,263; Detached houses: $111,474; Townhouses or other attached units: $29,178; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $42,146; Mobile homes: $52,883

Median gross rent in 2012: $824.

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  • White alone - 774 (82.7%)
  • Hispanic - 102 (10.9%)
  • Black alone - 30 (3.2%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gholson: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.3%), German (13.5%), Irish (11.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), English (3.4%), Czech (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 423 feet

Land area: 11.7 square miles.

Population density: 91 people per square mile   (very low).

Gholson,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Gholson:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gholson city:

  • Never married: 14.1%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

54 residents are foreign born

This city:  5.4%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $978 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $741 (1.0%)

Gholson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (13.1 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Arlington, TX (67.7 miles , pop. 332,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (78.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: China Spring, TX (2.4 miles ), Ross, TX (2.7 miles ), Elm Mott, TX (2.9 miles ), Aquilla, TX (2.9 miles) , West, TX (3.1 miles ), Lacy-Lakeview, TX (3.2 miles ), Bellmead, TX (3.5 miles ), Leroy, TX (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 31.73 N, Longitude: 97.23 W

Area code: 254

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

5.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +228 (+32.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Gholson, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gholson-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Gholson city center .

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 tornado 13.3 miles away from the city center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gholson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.3 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) earthquake occurred 377.4 miles away from Gholson center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 207.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.8 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 346.8 miles away from Gholson center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.6 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 McLennan County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gholson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gholson:

  • LAKE SHORE VILLAGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • CRESTVIEW HEALTHCARE RESIDENCE LTD (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • WEST REST HAVEN INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WEST, TX)
  • HILLCREST MEDICAL CENTER AT WEST (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WEST, TX)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • PECAN RIDGE LIVING CENTER LTD (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • HILLCREST MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WACO, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gholson:

  • McLennan Community College (about 11 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,673)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 11 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Baylor University (about 15 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • Hill College (about 22 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Temple College (about 47 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 48 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Navarro College (about 50 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • There's another cemetery on Wagoner Rd.

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Notable location: Gholson Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gholson include: Holiness Church (A), Wesley Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gholson Cemetery (1), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Patten Branch (A), Eagle Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

McLennan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.117. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.117
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.262. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.262
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.2%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Gholson 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 significantly 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gholson travel time to work - commute Gholson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (77%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (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 Gholson city (based on McLennan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.51%
Here: 60.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents49.6%17.7%13.5%3.3%2.5%
Congregations36.5%5.2%16.7%11.1%4.8%
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.0%1.5%1.5%1.5%6.7%
Congregations2.0%2.0%1.2%2.4%18.3%
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: 22
McLennan County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 25
McLennan County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
McLennan County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 127
Here:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
McLennan County:

31.3%
Texas:

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

12.6%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

6.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($194 average AGI)
McLennan County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bell County, TX  0.41% ($40,423 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.28% ($33,861)
from Dallas County, TX  0.28% ($27,783)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($121 average AGI)
McLennan County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.42% ($31,636 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  0.42% ($30,749)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.34% ($34,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gholson:

  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWTX (1230 AM; 1 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gholson:

  • KBRQ (102.5 FM; HILLSBORO, TX; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWOW (104.1 FM; CLIFTON, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Gholson:

  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)

Gholson fatal accident list:

Mar 6, 1993 03:52 PM, Riverroad, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 2, 1991 01:40 AM, Fm933, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Loop 1858 3/4 Mi W Of Hwy 933 (Lat: 31.708500 Lon: -97.241944), Call Sign: KNEY904
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.070 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/1998, Expiration Date: 02/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2003
    Registrant: City Of Gholson, Rt 5 Box 495, Waco, TX 76705

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GHOLSON, Intersection Of Clater Powell And Wesley Chapel (Lat: 31.739972 Lon: -97.253972), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQRD598
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: Kevin M Grace
    Registrant: Nextlink, 3431 Fm 663, Suite A, Midlothian, TX 76065, Phone: (817) 694-1990, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$103,0203$148,3375$182,8041$39,0701$27,3301$20,850
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$76,5600$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$62,0202$99,6001$18,2201$27,5101$39,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$122,9900$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0042.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$127,5501$94,260
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0042.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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