For population 25 years and over in Knox City:
For population 15 years and over in Knox City town:
57 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $775 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (67.3 miles , pop. 115,930).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (151.3 miles , pop. 534,694).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (180.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: O'Brien, TX (1.7 miles) , Rochester, TX (2.7 miles ), Weinert, TX (3.2 miles) , Munday, TX (3.3 miles ), Benjamin, TX (3.4 miles ), Rule, TX (4.1 miles ), Goree, TX (4.1 miles ), Haskell, TX (4.3 miles ).
Latitude: 33.42 N, Longitude: 99.81 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Seedless Watermelon Capital of Texas
Area code: 940
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Crime in Knox City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -227 (-15.7%).
Work and jobs in Knox City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Knox City, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Knox City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/13/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the Knox City town center killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/26/1962, a category F4 tornado 17.3 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Knox City-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 97% 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 61.2 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 69.5 miles away from Knox City 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 77.9 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 Knox County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Stan Hansen - Professional wrestler.
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Local government website: www.knoxcountytx.net
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.4%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.9% for Black residents, 40.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
64 people in nursing homes
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Religion statistics for Knox City (based on Knox County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 119.73%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,091 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:
8.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,709 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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Knox City fatal accident list:
Nov 13, 2005 08:20 AM, Sr-6, Sr-222, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 7, 1990 09:55 PM, S2ndw, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 1, 1987 09:00 PM, 222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 9, 1986 09:44 PM, Soseconday, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 15, 1983 07:30 PM, 222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 22, 1976 07:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 32See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Knox City, TX
Total length: 113 meters (371ft)
Total costs: $295,000
Total average daily traffic: 111,244
Total average daily truck traffic: 19,944
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
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