Golinda, Texas

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Population in 2019: 589 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.2%
Males: 282  (47.9%)
Females: 307  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

35.5 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 76655.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,010 (it was $32,955 in 2000)
Golinda:

$67,010
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,172 (it was $14,136 in 2000)

Golinda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,154 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Golinda:

$164,154
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $485,938; detached houses: $170,392; mobile homes: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,174.

March 2019 cost of living index in Golinda: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.4%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Black residents, 9.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Golinda, TX (2019)
    • 42362.8%White alone
    • 13920.6%Hispanic
    • 10415.4%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: American (11.3%), German (6.4%), Irish (3.8%), Czech (2.3%), English (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.15 square miles.

Population density: 142 people per square mile   (very low).

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13 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,658 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,038 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (12.9 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (84.5 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (99.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Chilton, TX (2.6 miles ),
Robinson, TX (2.6 miles ),
Lorena, TX (2.9 miles ),
Hewitt, TX (3.0 miles ),
Riesel, TX (3.3 miles ),
Beverly Hills, TX (3.3 miles ),
Bruceville-Eddy, TX (3.4 miles ),
Marlin, TX (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 31.38 N, Longitude: 97.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 254

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $194,200
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $194,200
  • 2019: 9 buildings, average cost: $204,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Golinda, TX residents
Average permit cost in Golinda, TX
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.7%
Texas:

8.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +76 (+21.9%).
Most common industries in Golinda, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.2%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.1%)
  • Machinery (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Golinda, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.6%)
  • Cashiers (10.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.9%)

Average climate in Golinda, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.184. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.184
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 2.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.33
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.95
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Golinda-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Golinda city center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 tornado 29.3 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Golinda-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 313% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 287.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 349.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.8 miles away from Golinda center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.9 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 381.3 miles away from Golinda center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Falls County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Golinda topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Golinda:

  • WEST WARD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • ROBINSON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ROBINSON, TX)
  • ROYAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • SENIOR CARE OF HEWITT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HEWITT, TX)
  • WESLEY WOODS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • ELMWOOD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARLIN, TX)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WACO (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WACO, TX)

Amtrak station near Golinda:

  • 20 miles: MCGREGOR (1 AMTRAK BLVD.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golinda:

  • Baylor University (about 12 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 14,800)
  • McLennan Community College (about 16 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 18 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Temple College (about 27 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 32 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Hill College (about 44 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Central Texas College (about 47 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)

Points of interest:

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

Falls County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.1%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Golinda:

Marital status in Golinda, TX
  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Golinda:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Golinda, TX (based on Falls County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,25130
Catholic2,1795
Mainline Protestant1,46716
Black Protestant5403
Other31
None9,426-
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: 3
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Falls County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Falls County:

29.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.8%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.4%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Golinda:

29.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Golinda:

20.7%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Golinda:

53.5%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.1%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Golinda, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$713
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,100
Totals for Government 0$0 2$2,813

Golinda government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $39,000 ($66.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($16.98)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($11.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($6.79)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($3.40)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($3.40)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($3.40)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($1.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,000 ($10.19)

Golinda government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $98,000 ($166.38)

Golinda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,000 ($222.41)

6.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from McLennan County, TX  2.52% ($39,507 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  1.02% ($51,944)


6.31% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to McLennan County, TX  2.38% ($35,198 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  0.98% ($34,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Golinda:

  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KWTX (1230 AM; 1 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Golinda:

  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBDE (89.9 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KNCT-FM (91.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KLTD (101.7 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Golinda:

  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KNCT (Channel 46; BELTON, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • K38FN (Channel 38; WACO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Golinda fatal accident list:

Apr 24, 2019 07:15 AM, Us-77, Lat: 31.372164, Lon: -97.081628, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 10, 2010 05:21 PM, Fm2839, Lat: 31.370839, Lon: -97.081131, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 7, 1987 05:10 PM, Cr423, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 45.9mTotal length
  • $10,209,000Total costs
  • 37,739Total average daily traffic
  • 4,985Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,605Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Golinda, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Golinda, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Golinda, TX
  • 77.2%Electricity
  • 20.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Golinda, TX
  • 82.8%Electricity
  • 17.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Golinda compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
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