Jayton, Texas

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Population in 2013: 533 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.9%
 
Males: 257  (48.3%)
Females: 276  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79528.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,745 (it was $32,396 in 2000)
Jayton:

$29,745
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,517 (it was $17,314 in 2000)

Jayton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,379 (it was $23,400 in 2000)
Jayton:

$62,379
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $62,930; Detached houses: $66,714; Mobile homes: $39,436

Median gross rent in 2012: $508.

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Jayton races chart
  • 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%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jayton: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.2%), United States (13.8%), English (13.1%), Irish (11.2%), Scottish (6.5%), Dutch (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2009 feet

Land area: 1.70 square miles.

Population density: 313 people per square mile   (very low).

Jayton, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Jayton:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jayton city:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 17.3%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

22 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.9%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $533 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $341 (0.8%)

Jayton satellite photo by USGS

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

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

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -94 (-15.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
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 of 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%)

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

Average climate in Jayton, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jayton-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 22% 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 54% 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 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 263.0 miles away from Jayton 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 159.9 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 224.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.0 miles away from Jayton center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.7 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 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).
Jayton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Jayton:

  • KENT COUNTY NURSING HOME (1443 NORTH MAIN)

Airports located in Jayton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jayton:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 74 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Texas Tech University (about 79 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 80 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Howard College (about 86 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 93 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Vernon College (about 96 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • South Plains College (about 106 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)

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 2012: 7.9%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino 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
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 below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jayton city (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 86.15%
Here: 86.1%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Texas:

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

27.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

25.9%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$750
Water Supply 3$6,362$25,4480$0
Totals for Government 3$6,362$25,4486$750

9.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

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


7.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Texas average:

6.69%

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

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

Businesses in Jayton, TX

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