For population 25 years and over in Hale Center:
For population 15 years and over in Hale Center city:
184 residents are foreign born (7.9% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $887 (1.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (34.6 miles , pop. 199,564).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (263.8 miles , pop. 506,132).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (304.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Plainview, TX (3.4 miles ), Seth Ward, TX (3.7 miles ), Edmonson, TX (3.9 miles) , Abernathy, TX (4.0 miles ), Olton, TX (4.3 miles ), Petersburg, TX (4.4 miles ), Spade, TX (4.5 miles) , Kress, TX (4.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 101.85 W
Area code: 806
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Hale Center detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +189 (+9.1%).
Work and jobs in Hale Center: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Hale Center, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Hale Center-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 182% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Hale Center city center killed 5 people and injured 51 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/11/1970, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the city center killed 26 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Hale Center-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% 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 94.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from Hale Center center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/7/2000 at 17:19:08, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from Hale Center center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hale County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Hale Center:
Local government website: www.halecenter.biz
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Public high school in Hale Center:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Hale Center and their reported violations in the past:TUNE SHED CAMP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Hale Center that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.4%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.3% for other race residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
48 people in nursing homes in 2000
Hale Center compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Hale Center (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Hale Center (based on Hale County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.01%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,537 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:
8.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,769 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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See more detailed statistics of Hale Center fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hale Center)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:58 (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 Hale Center, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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