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Population in 2012: 367 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 

Males: 186  (50.8%)
Females: 181  (49.2%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79742.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,441 (it was $19,583 in 2000)
Grandfalls:

$34,441
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,153

Grandfalls town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $27,152 (it was $18,000 in 2000)
Grandfalls:

$27,152
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $31,096; Detached houses: $28,460; Mobile homes: $42,957

Median gross rent in 2012: $275.

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  • White alone - 173 (48.1%)
  • Hispanic - 167 (46.4%)
  • Black alone - 10 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grandfalls: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (9.5%), Irish (6.3%), English (2.9%), French (2.9%), Scottish (2.9%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 684 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Grandfalls:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 17.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grandfalls town:

  • Never married: 12.0%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 6.4%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

18 residents are foreign born (0.5% North America).

This town:  4.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Grandfalls, Texas as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Grandfalls to the number of sex offenders is 122 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $257 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (46.2 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (212.6 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (290.1 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Imperial, TX (3.2 miles ), Coyanosa, TX (3.8 miles) , Thorntonville, TX (4.1 miles ), Monahans, TX (4.2 miles ), Wickett, TX (4.3 miles ), Pyote, TX (4.6 miles) , Crane, TX (5.5 miles ), Fort Stockton, TX (5.6 miles ).

Latitude: 31.34 N, Longitude: 102.85 W

Area code: 432

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -185 (-32.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Educational services (46%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Extraction workers (13%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Grandfalls-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Grandfalls town center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/1/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grandfalls-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 79.5 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 70.3 miles away from Grandfalls center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from Grandfalls center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ward 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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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grandfalls:

  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 49 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • Angelo State University (about 142 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • South Plains College (about 158 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Texas Tech University (about 166 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 166 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 199 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 201 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.3%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 15.0% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grandfalls, TX

Grandfalls compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Grandfalls travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Grandfalls town (based on Ward County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.24%
Here78.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents38.3%35.2%8.4%5.4%3.5%
Congregations25.0%6.3%9.4%21.9%3.1%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.4%1.6%1.4%1.3%2.5%
Congregations6.3%3.1%3.1%6.3%15.6%
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
Ward County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Ward County:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Ward County:

27.8%
Texas:

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

14.0%
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
Other Government Administration 2$3,724$22,3440$0
Water Supply 1$2,034$24,4080$0
Totals for Government 3$5,758$23,0320$0


8.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,637 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
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 Ector County, TX  1.17% ($27,225 average AGI)
from Midland County, TX  0.53% ($38,111)
from Reeves County, TX  0.41% ($23,357)


8.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
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 Ector County, TX  2.19% ($31,827 average AGI)
to Midland County, TX  0.96% ($31,515)
to Winkler County, TX  0.55% ($24,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grandfalls:

  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KXOI (810 AM; 1 kW; CRANE, TX; Owner: HISPANIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES, INC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KERB (600 AM; 1 kW; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLB (920 AM; 1 kW; ODESSA, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KWEL (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: FAUSTINO QUIROZ)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grandfalls:

  • KMRK-FM (96.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHKX (99.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ENCORE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KPBM (95.3 FM; MCCAMEY, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KFZX (102.1 FM; GARDENDALE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKKK (101.3 FM; CRANE, TX; Owner: MR. DON L. COOK)

TV broadcast stations around Grandfalls:

  • KWES-TV (Channel 9; ODESSA, TX; Owner: MIDESSA TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KUPB (Channel 18; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Grandfalls fatal accident list:

Dec 1, 2007 06:27 AM, Sr-18, Lat: 31.338628, Lon: -102.850806, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 113 Mi Wsw (Lat: 31.274306 Lon: -103.071833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIV891
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2000, Expiration Date: 11/08/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2004, Certifier: Mike Shelton
    Registrant: Lockard & White Inc, 14511 Falling Creek Ste 507, Houston, TX 77014, Fax: (713) 586-0044
  • 13 Mi Wsw (Lat: 31.273472 Lon: -103.082111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIV897
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2000, Expiration Date: 11/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2004, Certifier: Mike Shelton
    Registrant: Lockard & White Inc, 14511 Falling Creek Ste 507, Houston, TX 77014, Fax: (713) 586-0044
  • Ward Cr 3.2 Km S Of Fm 1776 (Lat: 31.392639 Lon: -102.945167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPIS245
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2005, Expiration Date: 11/21/2015, Certifier: Mary Alice Everett
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Grandfalls H20, Lat: 31.347750 Lon: -102.860111, Type: Tank, Structure height: 44.2 m, Overall height: 45 m, Call Sign: WQJC218
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2008, Expiration Date: 07/22/2018, Certifier: Douglas Campbell
    Registrant: Ama Communications, LLC, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Amarillo, TX 79106, Phone: (806) 322-2222, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:
  • Grandfalls H20, Lat: 31.347750 Lon: -102.860111, Type: Tank, Structure height: 44.2 m, Overall height: 45 m, Call Sign: WQJC218
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2008, Expiration Date: 07/22/2018, Certifier: Douglas Campbell
    Registrant: Ama Communications, LLC, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Amarillo, TX 79106, Phone: (806) 322-2222, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:
  • Grandfalls H20, Lat: 31.347750 Lon: -102.860111, Type: Tank, Structure height: 44.2 m, Overall height: 45 m, Call Sign: WQJC218
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2008, Expiration Date: 07/22/2018, Certifier: Douglas Campbell
    Registrant: Ama Communications, LLC, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Amarillo, TX 79106, Phone: (806) 322-2222, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:
  • GRANDFALLS H, 610 Ave D (Lat: 31.347750 Lon: -102.860111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 44.2 m, Overall height: 45 m, Call Sign: WQOE397, Licensee ID: L01047332
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 08/30/2021, Certifier: Douglas Campbell
    Registrant: Ama Communications, LLC, 7201 I-40 W, Suite 200, Amarillo, TX 79106, Phone: (806) 242-3545, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WD5AEK
    Grant Date: 08/23/1994, Expiration Date: 08/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2006
    Registrant: Richard D Hamm, 207 1/2 Ave Box 248, Grandfalls, TX 79742

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4964H , Serial Number: 11838, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Individual): D D Hodges, Box 244, Grandfalls, TX 79742



Most common first names in Grandfalls, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John880.9 years
Jose665.8 years
James481.2 years
Mary480.3 years
Maria374.0 years
Jess278.5 years
Hazel275.0 years
Bessie288.0 years
Eleanor294.5 years
Herman277.5 years
Most common last names in Grandfalls, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia670.5 years
Ramirez465.0 years
Subia471.7 years
Torres480.8 years
Wilcox484.5 years
Eudaly389.4 years
Brandenburg381.0 years
Myers377.3 years
Snelson369.7 years
Turner386.7 years
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