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Jayton: Kent County Tax Appaisal office Jayton: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH on Travis Street was established in 1898. Jayton: JAYTON WATER TOWER sports the black and gold of the Jayton Jaybirds. Jayton: JAYTON-GIRARD ISD serves 144 students in grades PK through 12
Jayton: First Baptist Church of Jayton was built in the 1960s. Jayton: KENT COUNTY STATE BANK, a landmark on the town square that dates to the early 20th century. Jayton: PUTOFF CANYON, three miles north of Jayton. A large freshwater spring here attracted writers and artists in the early 20th century. Jayton: KENT COUNTY COURTHOUSE, designed by distinguished architect Wyatt Hedrick, was erected in 1957.
Jayton: JAYTON CAFE has operated at this location since the 1950s. Jayton: PUTOFF CANYON was used by Zane Grey for the setting for his novel The Thundering Herd (1925). Jayton: APPROACHING JAYTON from the north along Highway 70, the silhouette of the Double Mountain is visible to the southeast. Jayton: A FORMER COTTON FARM west of Jayton, though still used as a residence, now grows mostly Johnson grass and mesquite.
 

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Kent County

Population in 2012: 554 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.0%
 

Males: 256  (46.3%)
Females: 298  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  45.6 years
Texas median age:  40.8 years

Zip codes: 79528.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $31,676 (it was $32,396 in 2000)
Jayton:

$31,676
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $21,087

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $57,182 (it was $23,400 in 2000)
Jayton:

$57,182
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,930; Detached houses: $66,714; Mobile homes: $39,436

Median gross rent in 2011: $430.

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  • White alone - 435 (81.5%)
  • Hispanic - 90 (16.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jayton: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.5%), English (18.0%), Irish (11.9%), United States (9.8%), Dutch (4.4%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2009 feet

Land area: 1.70 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Jayton:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jayton city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 16.1%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

19 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

This city:  3.3%
Texas:  16.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $375 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $227 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (73.5 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (191.3 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (221.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Girard, TX (3.1 miles) , Aspermont, TX (4.6 miles ), Spur, TX (4.8 miles ), Rotan, TX (5.3 miles ), Dickens, TX (5.5 miles ), Guthrie, TX (5.5 miles ), McCaulley, TX (5.9 miles ), Hamlin, TX (6.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.25 N, Longitude: 100.57 W

Area code: 806

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -94 (-15.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Jayton-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.2 miles away from the Jayton city center killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jayton-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 90% 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 18.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.8 miles away from Jayton center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jayton:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 74 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,947)
  • Texas Tech University (about 79 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 80 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • South Plains College (about 106 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Angelo State University (about 126 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • Midwestern State University (about 127 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 139 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)

Public high school in Jayton:

  • Jayton School (Students: 144; Location: 700 MADISON; Grades: EE-12; Our rating: 68)

Library in Jayton:

  • KENT COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $83,379; Location: 156 W 4TH ST; 22,810 books; 603 audio materials; 114 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Jayton: First National Bank Building (A), Kent County Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.3%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jayton, TX

42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
38 people in nursing homes in 2000

Jayton compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Jayton (2011 data):

  • Bank of Texas: Jayton Branch at 102 Donaho Street, branch established on 2010/01/13. Info updated 2011/01/05: Bank assets: $150.2 mil, Deposits: $126.6 mil, headquarters in Midland, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Tall City Bancshares, Inc.

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Jayton (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 86.15%
Here86.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents66.5%10.9%8.5%8.2%5.8%
Congregations20.0%20.0%20.0%20.0%20.0%
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: 1
Kent County:

13.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

27.55 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

25.9%
State:

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$2,320$27,8400$0
Sewerage 1$3,542$42,5040$0
Water Supply 1$4,378$52,5360$0
Totals for Government 3$10,240$40,9600$0


7.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



7.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($19,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.75%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Jayton:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jayton:

  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Jayton:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 220 W Hwy 70 N On Cty Property 1000 S Hwy 1228 (Lat: 33.255639 Lon: -100.574833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 82.9 m, Overall height: 84.7 m, Call Sign: WQU998
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/28/2005, Expiration Date: 09/10/2015
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • JAYTON, On County Rd 1228 3 Mi Nw (Lat: 33.270222 Lon: -100.626500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 150 m, Call Sign: WNEZ551, Licensee ID: L00004077
    Assigned Frequencies: 6675.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/21/2008, Expiration Date: 09/20/2018
    Registrant: Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc, 2404 Lasalle Ave, Waco, TX 76702-2585, Phone: (254) 750-6385, Fax: (254) 750-6590, Email:
  • STATION, Brazos Jayton Substa (Lat: 33.270361 Lon: -100.626500), Overall height: 150 m, Call Sign: WNTM349
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.656 MHz, 928.656 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2012, Expiration Date: 02/19/2022
    Registrant: South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc., 4727 S. Loop 289, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79408, Phone: (806) 775-7752, Fax: (806) 775-7807, Email:
  • Station, Various Locations (Lat: 33.233417 Lon: -100.654833), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNA515
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/2012, Expiration Date: 07/08/2022, Certifier: David B Trego
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • JAYTON, None (Lat: 33.252306 Lon: -100.573167), Overall height: 75.6 m, Call Sign: WLC435, Licensee ID: L00004308
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2009
    Registrant: Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative Inc, Spur, TX 79390

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5UDV, Licensee ID: L01393789
    Grant Date: 04/25/2008, Expiration Date: 04/25/2018, Certifier: Kelly D Gannon
    Registrant: Kelly D Gannon, Jayton, TX 79528

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5903A , Serial Number: 28503, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 03/02/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Howard R Freemyer, Box 21, Jayton, TX 79528



Most common first names in Jayton, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1369.4 years
William883.9 years
John777.4 years
Robert674.3 years
Joe679.6 years
Mary584.4 years
Walter482.2 years
Willie483.7 years
Jack473.7 years
Thomas475.5 years
Most common last names in Jayton, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1981.0 years
Cheyne1073.7 years
Johnson1083.0 years
Hall979.2 years
Jones885.0 years
Harrison876.7 years
Grice676.2 years
Williams662.2 years
Stanaland570.8 years
Long576.4 years
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