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Population in 2012: 207 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -35.5%
Males: 111  (53.7%)
Females: 96  (46.3%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76363.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,905 (it was $25,104 in 2000)
Goree:

$30,905
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,076

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,208 (it was $17,700 in 2000)
Goree:

$33,208
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,339; Detached houses: $150,539; Mobile homes: $43,050

Median gross rent in 2012: $653.

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  • White alone - 129 (63.5%)
  • Hispanic - 55 (27.1%)
  • Black alone - 16 (7.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Goree: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.7%), English (10.7%), United States (10.2%), German (9.2%), French (4.1%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1457 feet

Land area: 1.45 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Goree:

  • High school or higher: 63.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goree city:

  • Never married: 7.6%
  • Now married: 67.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 17.0%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

12 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.0%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Goree, Texas as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Goree to the number of sex offenders is 69 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $617 (4.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $727 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (65.2 miles , pop. 104,197).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (136.6 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (165.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Munday, TX (2.5 miles ), Weinert, TX (3.6 miles) , Knox City, TX (4.1 miles ), Seymour, TX (4.2 miles ), Benjamin, TX (4.2 miles ), Seymour Rural, TX (4.3 miles) , O'Brien, TX (4.4 miles) , Rochester, TX (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 33.47 N, Longitude: 99.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 940

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -92 (-22.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Utilities (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Goree-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Goree city center killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1962, a category F4 tornado 20.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Goree-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% 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 78.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from Goree center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Goree:

  • MUNDAY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MUNDAY, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Goree, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goree:

  • Midwestern State University (about 65 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,383)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 70 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • Cameron University (about 101 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 3,904)
  • Weatherford College (about 113 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Tarleton State University (about 116 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • Texas Tech University (about 136 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Christian University (about 136 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 7,829)

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
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: 1.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Goree, TX

Goree compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Goree travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Goree city (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 119.73%
Here119.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents47.8%23.4%12.2%8.5%8.0%
Congregations30.8%7.7%19.2%26.9%15.4%
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
Knox County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Knox County:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

11.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

26.9%
State:

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

23.6%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$619
Water Supply 0$0 1$818
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,437


7.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
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 Haskell County, TX  1.00% ($18,833 average AGI)


8.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,709 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 Taylor County, TX  0.99% ($16,750 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Goree:

  • KSEY (1230 AM; 1 kW; SEYMOUR, TX; Owner: MARK V. AULABAUGH)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Goree:

  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSEY-FM (94.3 FM; SEYMOUR, TX; Owner: MARK V. AULABAUGH)

Goree fatal accident list:

Aug 29, 1988 00:05 AM, 277, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • John Monday, 16250 Hwy 277 (Lat: 33.463361 Lon: -99.545917), Type: 99.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 4692297471, Lg5201@att.Com, 5601 LEGACY DRIVE, MS-A3
  • CARISSA L BICK, 16250 Hwy 277 (Lat: 33.463361 Lon: -99.545917), Type: 99.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, Colofaa-Fccsouthplains@americantower.Com, 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A
  • b b carter, 16250 Hwy 277 (Lat: 33.463361 Lon: -99.545917), Type: 99.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, Colofaa-Fccsouthplains@americantower.Com, 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A
  • B B CARTER, 16250 Hwy 277 (#274638) (Lat: 33.463361 Lon: -99.545917), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, Colofaa-Fccsouthplains@americantower.Com, 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A
  • B B CARTER, 16250 Hwy 277 (#274638) (Lat: 33.463361 Lon: -99.545917), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, Colofaa-Fccsouthplains@americantower.Com, 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 10 Mi S (Lat: 33.333444 Lon: -99.517028), Call Sign: KNGM566, Licensee ID: L00102954
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/1998, Expiration Date: 05/24/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2003
    Registrant: Don F Bowman, Rt 1, Goree, TX 76363



Most common first names in Goree, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1183.9 years
John878.9 years
George778.8 years
Mary676.0 years
Thomas570.4 years
William577.4 years
Joe464.8 years
Roy478.5 years
Gladys382.3 years
Charles368.0 years
Most common last names in Goree, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Coffman1176.7 years
Moore985.6 years
Lambeth782.6 years
Hargrove679.8 years
Jones680.2 years
Beaty568.9 years
Smith577.6 years
Elliott469.0 years
Harlan468.7 years
Tynes470.7 years

Goree on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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