Kermit, Texas

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Population in 2013: 6,110 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.9%
 
Males: 2,952  (48.3%)
Females: 3,158  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79745.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,856 (it was $29,143 in 2000)
Kermit:

$48,856
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,907 (it was $12,949 in 2000)

Kermit city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $43,829 (it was $26,700 in 2000)
Kermit:

$43,829
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $582.

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  • Races in Kermit, TX (2010)

    Kermit races chart
    • 3,34558.6%Hispanic
    • 2,12937.3%White alone
    • 1182.1%Black alone
    • 430.8%Other race alone
    • 350.6%Two or more races
    • 230.4%American Indian alone
    • 150.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kermit: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (6.2%), Irish (5.7%), German (5.6%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 2,447 people per square mile   (low).

Kermit,TX real estate house value index trend

Kermit, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Kermit:

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kermit city:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

817 residents are foreign born (14.0% Latin America).

This city:

14.3%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Kermit, Texas as of May 02, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Kermit to the number of sex offenders is 226 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $893 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $495 (1.3%)

Kermit satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (42.8 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (195.7 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (319.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Wink, TX (2.8 miles ), Jal, NM (4.3 miles ), Wickett, TX (4.5 miles ), Monahans, TX (4.6 miles ), Thorntonville, TX (4.6 miles ), Pyote, TX (4.7 miles) , Goldsmith, TX (5.4 miles ), Mentone, TX (5.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $148,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $156,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.86 N, Longitude: 103.09 W

Area code: 432

Kermit household income distribution Kermit home values distribution

Crime rates in Kermit by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.018.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 010001220100N/A
per 100,000 0.016.80.00.00.018.438.939.40.019.00.00.0N/A
Robberies 0000001010110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.019.40.019.30.017.217.10.0
Assaults 6171339987136102818
per 100,000 102.7284.9234.255.0166.8165.7155.5137.8250.5114.3171.6478.7302.2
Burglaries 6208144181017271315126
per 100,000 102.7335.1144.1256.674.1331.4194.4334.8520.3247.6257.4205.2100.7
Thefts 26444016404217304633192219
per 100,000 444.9737.3720.6293.2741.4773.3330.5590.8886.5628.5326.0376.1319.0
Auto thefts 3331328120046
per 100,000 51.350.354.018.355.636.8155.519.738.50.00.068.4100.7
Arson 3010010000000
per 100,000 51.30.018.00.00.018.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 51.7132.693.882.075.6109.2111.7112.1136.283.873.4141.391.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Kermit detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 20 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,190 (-17.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (32%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (38%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Kermit, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Kermit-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the Kermit city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kermit-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from the city 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 33.2 miles away from Kermit center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 158.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from Kermit center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 103.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winkler County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Birthplace of: Jay Thomas - Actor, Tryon D. Lewis - Politician, Lynn Stiles - Football player, Craig Johnson (Alaska politician) - Politician, William Frankfather - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Kermit:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (821 JEFFEE DR)
  • WINKLER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (821 JEFFEE DRIVE)
  • KERMIT HEALTHCARE CENTER (2000 E SCHOOL ST)
  • KERMIT NURSING CTR (SCHOOL ST)

Heliports located in Kermit:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kermit:

  • Odessa College (about 42 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 45 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 60 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Howard College (about 101 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Sul Ross State University (about 109 miles; Alpine, TX; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • South Plains College (about 127 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 131 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)

Public high school in Kermit:

  • Kermit High School (Students: 343; Location: 601 S POPLAR ST; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 13)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kermit:

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Library in Kermit:

  • WINKLER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $145,013; Location: 307 S POPLAR ST; 35,339 books; 5 e-books; 950 audio materials; 1,000 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Kermit: Kermit Volunteer Fire Department (A), Winkler County Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kermit include: Northside Baptist Church (A), Community Church (B), Church of God in Christ (C), Church of God (D), Church of Christ (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kermit include: Kermit City Park (1), Winkler County Park (2), Plaza Park (3), Walton Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Budget Inn of Kermit (165 West State Highway 302).

Court: Winkler County - Court Reporter (Court House).

Winkler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kermit and their reported violations in the past:

WINKLER COUNTY GOLF COURSE (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2014)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for American Indian residents, 41.1% for other race residents, 3.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
38 people in nursing homes in 2000

Kermit, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Kermit compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Kermit (2011 data):

  • West Texas State Bank: Detached Facility at 210 North Oak Street, branch established on 1980/09/02; Kermit State Bank Branch at 100 West Austin Street, branch established on 2000/12/08. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $341.4 mil, Deposits: $310.7 mil, headquarters in Odessa, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: West Texas Bancshares, Inc.
  • West Texas National Bank: Kermit Branch at 101 East Avenue, branch established on 1959/09/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $708.6 mil, Deposits: $630.4 mil, headquarters in Midland, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First-West Texas Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.5
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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 Kermit city (based on Winkler County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,03716
Catholic1,8751
Mainline Protestant3214
Other1-
None1,876-
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: 3
Winkler County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Winkler County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Winkler County:

26.4%
Texas:

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

14.6%
State:

15.7%
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 1$3,133$37,5960$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,648$51,8886$520
Judicial and Legal 2$5,019$30,1140$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$30,423$36,5080$0
Police - Other 6$16,397$32,7940$0
Streets and Highways 5$14,703$35,2870$0
Parks and Recreation 3$8,624$34,4960$0
Water Supply 8$23,650$35,4750$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,020$36,2400$0
Totals for Government 38$113,617$35,8796$520

8.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.55%
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 Ector County, TX  1.53% ($31,500 average AGI)
from Lea County, NM  0.50% ($51,364)
from Midland County, TX  0.45% ($51,600)


7.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,415 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
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 Ector County, TX  1.95% ($34,837 average AGI)
to Midland County, TX  1.36% ($45,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kermit:

  • KERB (600 AM; 1 kW; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFLB (920 AM; 1 kW; ODESSA, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEL (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: FAUSTINO QUIROZ)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kermit:

  • KERB-FM (106.3 FM; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • K218CM (91.5 FM; KERMIT, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFZX (102.1 FM; GARDENDALE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMRK-FM (96.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHKX (99.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ENCORE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KPTX (98.3 FM; PECOS, TX; Owner: PARADAY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kermit:

  • KWES-TV (Channel 9; ODESSA, TX; Owner: MIDESSA TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KOSA-TV (Channel 7; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ICA BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KUPB (Channel 18; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KPDN-LP (Channel 27; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CTING, INC.)
Kermit fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Kermit fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

55 (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 Kermit, TX)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kermit)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3082Q , Serial Number: 18258082, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 03/29/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Michael W Dennis, 918 E Austin St, Kermit, TX 79745
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 599CM , Serial Number: 17257970, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/15/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Silver Wing Flight Services, 918 E Austin St, Kermit, TX 79745
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 666CW , Serial Number: 177RG1303, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 02/06/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Diane L Sutton, 751 N A Ave, Kermit, TX 79745

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Kermit, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4976.8 years
James4769.0 years
John4675.4 years
Mary3676.1 years
George2973.4 years
Charles2669.7 years
Joe2064.5 years
Robert1876.1 years
Thomas1469.5 years
Jack1268.2 years
Most common last names in Kermit, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2374.2 years
Williams1978.9 years
Mitchell1874.0 years
Jones1772.7 years
Thompson1572.3 years
Adams1473.2 years
Davis1368.5 years
Brown1274.1 years
Wright1270.0 years
Hill1175.2 years
Businesses in Kermit, TX
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1

Kermit on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
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