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Carson County

Population in 2012: 572 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 

Males: 281  (49.1%)
Females: 291  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  46.4 years
Texas median age:  40.8 years

Zip codes: 79039.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $50,723 (it was $31,705 in 2000)
Groom:

$50,723
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $28,071

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $83,045 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Groom:

$83,045
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,812; Detached houses: $76,830; Townhouses or other attached units: $31,126; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $76,086; Mobile homes: $85,770

Median gross rent in 2011: $642.

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  • White alone - 525 (91.5%)
  • Hispanic - 34 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Groom: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.1%), United States (10.4%), Irish (7.6%), English (6.9%), Norwegian (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 759 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Groom:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Groom town:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Texas:  16.1%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Groom, Texas as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Groom to the number of sex offenders is 548 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,417 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $621 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (41.7 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (202.4 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (298.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Claude, TX (4.0 miles ), Howardwick, TX (4.0 miles ), White Deer, TX (4.0 miles ), Panhandle, TX (4.3 miles ), Clarendon, TX (4.7 miles ), Lefors, TX (4.9 miles ), Pampa, TX (5.0 miles ), Skellytown, TX (5.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 101.11 W

Area code: 806

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-1.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Groom-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Groom town center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/18/1970, a category F4 tornado 25.9 miles away from the town center killed 16 people and injured 42 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Groom-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from Groom center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.5 miles away from Groom center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carson County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Steve Haskins - Professional golfer.

Political contributions by individuals in Groom, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groom:

  • Amarillo College (about 42 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,610)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 49 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 120 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 121 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • South Plains College (about 134 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 138 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 146 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)

Public high school in Groom:

  • Groom School (Students: 135; Location: 304 W 3RD; Grades: K-12; Our rating: 76)

Public elementary/middle school in Groom:

See full list of schools located in Groom, School District: GROOM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Newspaper - The Groom News - Owner - Phillip J. Miller

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Notable location: City of Groom Volunteer Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Chalet Inn (610 Eastern Avenue).

 
Carson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.5%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.6%
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: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Groom, TX

Groom 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Groom (2011 data):

  • The State National Bank of Groom: The State National Bank Of Groom at 99 Broadway, branch established on 1925/05/01. Info updated 2006/08/30: Bank assets: $40.8 mil, Deposits: $37.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Groom Bancshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Groom travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Groom (based on Carson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.92%
Here88.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents54.1%17.3%15.6%5.9%7.1%
Congregations26.3%15.8%15.8%5.3%36.8%
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
Carson County:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Carson County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Carson County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Carson County:

27.2%
Texas:

26.6%

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 1$2,384$28,6080$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$50
Health 1$2,534$30,4081$350
Water Supply 1$2,354$28,2481$590
Totals for Government 3$7,272$29,0883$990

Groom government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($124.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($94.41)
    Health Services - Other: $46,000 ($80.42)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($69.93)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($38.46)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($12.24)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($6.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($3.50)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($47.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($122.38)

Groom government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($96.15)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($48.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($6.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($19.23)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($8.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($143.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($33.22)
  • Tax - Property: $56,000 ($97.90)
    Total General Sales: $54,000 ($94.41)
    Public Utilities: $13,000 ($22.73)

Groom government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $95,000 ($166.08)

9.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.33%
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 Potter County, TX  2.32% ($29,458 average AGI)
from Randall County, TX  1.31% ($36,778)
from Hutchinson County, TX  0.97% ($28,850)


9.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
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 Potter County, TX  2.64% ($29,055 average AGI)
to Randall County, TX  1.49% ($42,581)
to Gray County, TX  1.06% ($36,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Groom:

  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGRO (1230 AM; 1 kW; PAMPA, TX; Owner: PAMPA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Groom:

  • KEFH (99.3 FM; CLARENDON, TX; Owner: ROHO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQFX (104.3 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KARX (95.7 FM; CLAUDE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KZRK-FM (107.9 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXGL (100.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FEUER/MCCORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGNC-FM (97.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMXJ-FM (94.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KACV-FM (89.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KATP (101.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KAXH (90.9 FM; PAMPA, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Groom:

  • KACV-TV (Channel 2; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVII-TV (Channel 7; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • KCIT (Channel 14; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFDA-TV (Channel 10; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • KAMR-TV (Channel 4; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)

Groom fatal accident list:

Jan 2, 1978 06:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Groom)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Groom, TX)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GROOM ELEV, Front St (Lat: 35.200500 Lon: -101.108944), Type: Silo, Structure height: 42 m, Overall height: 45 m, Call Sign: WQLQ232
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 19360.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/26/2010, Expiration Date: 03/26/2020, Certifier: Douglas Campbell
    Registrant: Ama Communications, LLC, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Amarillo, TX 79106, Phone: (806) 242-3545, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB5RQV, Licensee ID: L00450364
    Grant Date: 01/19/2012, Expiration Date: 04/14/2022, Certifier: Kenneth D Payton
    Registrant: Kenneth D Payton, Groom, TX 79039
  • Call Sign: KD5IMK, Licensee ID: L00166234
    Grant Date: 10/23/1999, Expiration Date: 10/23/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2011, Certifier: Terrence R Eatmon
    Registrant: Terrence R Eatmon, 707 Ware St, Groom, TX 79039-0173


FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Groom)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Groom, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1183.0 years
James1076.2 years
William981.0 years
Mary877.4 years
George774.2 years
Walter776.7 years
Robert668.2 years
Carl473.5 years
Elizabeth479.0 years
Helen475.8 years
Most common last names in Groom, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Britten1377.5 years
Babcock868.4 years
Homer778.1 years
Brown774.5 years
Blackwell675.0 years
Fields681.2 years
Pool680.3 years
Burgin577.4 years
Kuehler576.4 years
Koetting578.6 years

Businesses in Groom, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1

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