For population 25 years and over in Groom:
For population 15 years and over in Groom town:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,417 (1.7%)
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:
Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 101.11 W
Area code: 806
Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-1.8%).
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
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).
Birthplace of: Steve Haskins - Professional golfer.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groom:
Public high school in Groom:
See full list of schools located in Groom, School District: GROOM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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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)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Banks with branches in Groom (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Groom (based on Carson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.92%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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Groom government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Groom government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
9.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,368 average adjusted gross income)
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:
9.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,684 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
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:
Businesses in Groom, TX