Groom, Texas

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Population in 2013: 563 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 310  (55.1%)
Females: 253  (44.9%)
Median resident age:  46.4 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79039.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,369 (it was $31,705 in 2000)
Groom:

$51,369
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,501 (it was $15,593 in 2000)

Groom town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,989 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Groom:

$84,989
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: 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 2012: $602.

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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%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Groom: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.0%), United States (12.6%), Irish (11.9%), English (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Swedish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 747 people per square mile   (low).

Groom,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Groom:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Groom town:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.7%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Groom, Texas as of February 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Groom to the number of sex offenders is 572 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 2012: $1,656 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $945 (1.2%)

Groom satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 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
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $30,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 101.11 W

Area code: 806

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

3.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-1.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors of 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%)

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

Average climate in Groom, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Groom-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 87% 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 39% 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 151.6 miles away from the city center
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 Groom 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 229.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.6 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 365.1 miles away from Groom 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 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 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, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Groom topographic map

Birthplace of: Steve Haskins - Professional golfer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Groom:

  • PALO DURO NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLAUDE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groom:

  • Amarillo College (about 42 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 49 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 79 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 108 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 121 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 121 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Vernon College (about 125 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)

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 2012: 3.4%
(2.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 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

Groom compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 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.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Groom town (based on Carson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.92%
Here: 88.9%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,130$37,5601$800
Firefighters 0$0 1$50
Health 1$3,492$41,9041$220
Water Supply 2$5,290$31,7400$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$75
Totals for Government 4$11,912$35,7365$1,145

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($126.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($95.91)
    Health Services - Other: $46,000 ($81.71)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($71.05)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($39.08)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($12.43)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($7.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($3.55)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($47.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($124.33)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($97.69)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($49.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($7.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($19.54)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($8.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,000 ($145.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($33.75)
  • Tax - Property: $56,000 ($99.47)
    Total General Sales: $54,000 ($95.91)
    Public Utilities: $13,000 ($23.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $95,000 ($168.74)

7.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Randall County, TX  1.19% ($33,542 average AGI)
from Gray County, TX  1.14% ($48,261)
from Potter County, TX  1.14% ($37,696)


7.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Potter County, TX  1.44% ($35,931 average AGI)
to Randall County, TX  1.24% ($29,320)
to Gray County, TX  1.04% ($30,190)

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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