Gruver, Texas

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Population in 2014: 1,167 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.4%
 
Males: 629  (53.9%)
Females: 538  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79040.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,129 (it was $32,031 in 2000)
Gruver:

$60,129
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,499 (it was $18,408 in 2000)

Gruver city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,526 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Gruver:

$90,526
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $579.

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  • Races in Gruver, TX (2010)

    Gruver races chart
    • 74162.1%White alone
    • 43636.5%Hispanic
    • 100.8%Black alone
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gruver: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.6%), English (9.7%), Irish (6.1%), Dutch (4.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), Norwegian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 177 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,094 people per square mile   (low).

Gruver, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Gruver:

  • High school or higher: 70.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gruver city:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

257 residents are foreign born (20.4% Latin America).

This city:

22.3%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,118 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $942 (1.1%)

Gruver satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (77.6 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (223.5 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (355.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Spearman, TX (3.6 miles ), Morse, TX (3.8 miles) , Goodwell, OK (5.1 miles ), Texhoma, TX (5.2 miles ), Texhoma, OK (5.2 miles ), Hardesty, OK (5.2 miles ), Sunray, TX (5.4 miles ), Guymon, OK (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.26 N, Longitude: 101.41 W

Area code: 806

Gruver household income distribution Gruver home values distribution

Crime rates in Gruver by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 02000000
per 100,000 0.0172.60.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00100002
per 100,000 0.00.087.60.00.00.00.0165.7
Burglaries 122413148
per 100,000 82.4172.6175.1352.186.7261.31,148.5662.8
Thefts 037117911
per 100,000 0.0258.8613.088.086.7609.8738.3911.4
Auto thefts 10310200
per 100,000 82.40.0262.788.00.0174.20.00.0
Arson 00000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.087.182.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.8) 12.9167.078.436.79.958.9114.4120.7

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Crime rate in Gruver detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-0.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (35%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Gruver, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gruver-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the Gruver city center .

On 6/9/1971, a category F4 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Gruver-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 22% 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 42.9 miles away from the city center
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 226.5 miles away from Gruver 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 192.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.4 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 63.6 miles away from Gruver center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 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 Hansford County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gruver topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gruver:

  • HANSFORD COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SPEARMAN, TX)
  • HANSFORD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SPEARMAN, TX)
  • HANSFORD HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SPEARMAN, TX)

airports located in Gruver:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gruver:

  • Amarillo College (about 79 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 94 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 145 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 160 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 161 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 182 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 187 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)

Public high school in Gruver:

  • GRUVER H S (Students: 115, Location: 601 GARRETT AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gruver:

  • GRUVER EL (Students: 170, Location: 400 GARRETT AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • GRUVER J H (Students: 135, Location: 405 GARRETT AVE, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Gruver

Library in Gruver:

  • GRUVER CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,501; Location: 504 KING ST; 14,980 books; 240 audio materials; 50 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • KRDF is no longer in existence. Gruver has one newspaper - The Hansford County Reporter-Statesman, serving Hansford County since 1907.

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Notable locations in Gruver: Gruver Volunteer Fire Department (A), Gruver Emergency Medical Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hansford 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 2013: 9.0%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gruver, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Gruver (2011 data):

  • Gruver State Bank: at 3 Main Plaza, branch established on 1946/09/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.4 mil, Deposits: $54.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Gsb Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.8
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gruver city (based on Hansford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,17310
Mainline Protestant1,3407
Catholic1,2002
Other--
None900-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Hansford County:

3.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hansford County:

26.4%
Texas:

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

15.5%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.6%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Gruver:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gruver:

22.0%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gruver:

9.4%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gruver:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gruver:

33.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

52.7%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.2%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gruver, TX Residents
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 2$8,679$52,0740$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,187$50,2442$1,620
Solid Waste Management 1$3,927$47,1240$0
Water Supply 1$2,944$35,3280$0
Gas Supply 1$5,028$60,3360$0
Totals for Government 6$24,765$49,5302$1,620

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $487,000 ($417.31)
    Financial Administration: $142,000 ($121.68)
    Police Protection: $102,000 ($87.40)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($59.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($57.41)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($53.98)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($24.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($21.42)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($17.99)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($8.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $337,000 ($288.77)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($91.69)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($35.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($5.14)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.71)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $573,000 ($491.00)
    Water Utilities: $142,000 ($121.68)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $89,000 ($76.26)
    Property: $65,000 ($55.70)

5.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Texas County, OK  0.58% ($37,600 average AGI)


7.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
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 Randall County, TX  0.96% ($41,882 average AGI)
to Potter County, TX  0.68% ($25,583)
to Moore County, TX  0.57% ($24,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gruver:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KEYE (1400 AM; 1 kW; PERRYTON, TX; Owner: PERRYTON RADIO, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gruver:

  • KRDF-FM (98.3 FM; SPEARMAN, TX; Owner: SPEARHEAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTOT (89.5 FM; SPEARMAN, TX; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • K215CV (90.9 FM; GUYMON, OK; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKBS (92.7 FM; GUYMON, OK; Owner: MLS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gruver:

  • K38BU (Channel 38; GRUVER, TX; Owner: HANSFORD COUNTY TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K40DD (Channel 40; GRUVER, TX; Owner: HANSFORD COUNTY TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K42CF (Channel 42; GRUVER, TX; Owner: HANSFORD COUNTY TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K44CC (Channel 44; GRUVER, TX; Owner: HANSFORD CO. TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K30FY (Channel 30; GUYMON, OK; Owner: GUYMON TV TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K59GF (Channel 59; GUYMON, ETC., OK; Owner: GUYMON TV TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K28GI (Channel 63; GUYMON, OK; Owner: GUYMON TV TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K57HY (Channel 57; GUYMON, OK; Owner: GUYMON TV TRANSLATOR, INC.)

Gruver fatal accident list:

Nov 9, 1999 04:30 PM, Sr-136, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 15, 1985 09:38 PM, 15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 27, 1979 08:40 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gruver)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Gruver, TX)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE5NAF, Licensee ID: L01255542, Grant Date: 03/12/2007, Expiration Date: 03/12/2017, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2010, Certifier: Jerry R Overbey, Registrant: Jerry R Overbey, Gruver, TX 79040
  • Call Sign: N5JRO, Previous Call Sign: KE5NAF, Licensee ID: L01255542, Grant Date: 02/23/2010, Expiration Date: 02/23/2020, Certifier: Jerry R Overbey, Registrant: Jerry R Overbey, 124 Cooper, Gruver, TX 79040


FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gruver)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Gruver

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gruver, TX
Most common first names in Gruver, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1381.6 years
James1168.9 years
John1079.9 years
Robert878.1 years
Henry775.7 years
William684.7 years
Thomas574.0 years
Walter572.6 years
Joe466.5 years
Roy482.3 years
Most common last names in Gruver, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cluck1076.8 years
Mcclellan1076.9 years
Walker877.6 years
Smith778.8 years
Dahl684.7 years
Harris685.7 years
Boyd585.0 years
Gruver575.4 years
Garrett584.0 years
Bort590.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Gruver, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1

Gruver compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 7 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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