Knox City, Texas

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Population in 2014: 1,180 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 547  (46.4%)
Females: 633  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79529.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,434 (it was $25,583 in 2000)
Knox City:

$39,434
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,094 (it was $14,732 in 2000)

Knox City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $34,101 (it was $25,600 in 2000)
Knox City:

$34,101
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $452.

  • Races in Knox City, TX (2010)

    Knox City races chart
    • 69861.8%White alone
    • 34430.4%Hispanic
    • 746.5%Black alone
    • 40.4%Other race alone
    • 50.4%Two or more races
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Knox City: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (14.5%), German (12.6%), Irish (9.1%), United States (7.3%), French Canadian (1.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,411 people per square mile   (low).

Knox City, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Knox City:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knox City town:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 7.2%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

42 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.5% North America).

This town:

3.5%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,044 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $618 (1.9%)

Knox City satellite photo by USGS

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 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Seedless Watermelon Capital of Texas

Area code: 940

Knox City household income distribution Knox City home values distribution

Crime rates in Knox City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Murders 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 21110
per 100,000 157.184.787.088.40.0
Robberies 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 11214
per 100,000 78.684.7173.988.4359.1
Burglaries 14139125
per 100,000 1,099.81,100.8782.61,061.0448.8
Thefts 141414813
per 100,000 1,099.81,185.41,217.4707.31,167.0
Auto thefts 53411
per 100,000 392.8254.0347.888.489.8
Arson 00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.1) 305.8238.8245.3206.2163.5

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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 Knox City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Texas average:

2.18
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -227 (-15.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (30%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Knox City-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 45% 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 slightly above Texas state average. It is 63% 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 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 301.1 miles away from Knox 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 205.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from Knox City center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.9 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 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, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Knox City topographic map

Birthplace of: Stan Hansen - Professional wrestler.

Hospitals and medical centers in Knox City:

  • KNOX CO HOSP DISTRICT (701 S 5TH ST BOX 607)
  • KNOX COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 701 SE 5TH STREET)
  • KNOX COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME CARE (701 SOUTH 5TH STREET)
  • BRAZOS VALLEY CARE HOME (605 S AVE F)

airports located in Knox City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knox City:

  • Vernon College (about 59 miles; Vernon, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,216)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 66 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Midwestern State University (about 82 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Cisco College (about 86 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 91 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Cameron University (about 115 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Texas Tech University (about 120 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)

Public high school in Knox City:

  • KNOX CITY H S (Students: 69, Location: 400 N 4TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Knox City:

  • KNOX CITY EL (Students: 147, Location: 300 N 4TH, Grades: PK-4)
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Notable location: Knox City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Knox City: Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: City Motel (1100 East Main Street).

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.5% for Black residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.8% for other race residents, 88.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported
44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
64 people in nursing homes in 2000

Knox City, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Knox City (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank, National Association: Knox City Branch at 110 North 2nd, branch established on 1993/05/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $92.3 mil, Deposits: $80.7 mil, headquarters in Abilene, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Big Country Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Texas average:

14.4

Knox City travel time to work - commute Knox City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Knox City town (based on Knox County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,12917
Catholic7252
Mainline Protestant4525
None413-
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: 2
Knox County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Knox County:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

26.9%
Texas:

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

23.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.6%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.3%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.1%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.4%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Knox City:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Knox City:

35.1%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Knox City:

52.2%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Knox City:

75.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Knox City, TX Residents
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 2$7,035$42,2102$903
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,039
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,693$44,3160$0
Streets and Highways 4$9,419$28,2570$0
Sewerage 1$3,674$44,0880$0
Water Supply 1$2,985$35,8200$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,496
Totals for Government 9$26,806$35,7416$3,438

7.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Texas average:

7.14%

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

8.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
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 Haskell County, TX  1.31% ($29,125 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knox City:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Knox City:

  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOES (106.9 FM; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: TEXAS GULFWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Knox City fatal accident list:

Sep 20, 2013 10:30 PM, Sr-222, Lat: 33.41910, Lon: -99.82528, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
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 persons involved: 1
Aug 1, 1987 09:00 PM, 222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 9, 1986 09:44 PM, Soseconday, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 15, 1983 07:30 PM, 222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 122m400ftTotal length
  • $269,000Total costs
  • 131,625Total average daily traffic
  • 23,146Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Knox City, TX

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB5IOL, Licensee ID: L00284748, Grant Date: 08/03/2010, Expiration Date: 10/23/2020, Certifier: Matthew D Harrington, Registrant: Matthew D Harrington, Knox City, TX 79529
  • Call Sign: KB5JJO, Grant Date: 05/13/1999, Expiration Date: 05/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2011, Registrant: Michael Graham, 303 Se Third, Knox City, TX 79529-0624
  • Call Sign: KC5ATK, Grant Date: 08/17/1993, Expiration Date: 08/17/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2005, Registrant: William C Russell, Knox City, TX 79529
  • Call Sign: KD5NQK, Licensee ID: L00335394, Grant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 03/14/2021, Certifier: Ricky R Reid, Registrant: Ricky R Reid, Knox City, TX 79529-0571
  • Call Sign: KD0ZPV, Licensee ID: L01851489, Grant Date: 03/20/2014, Expiration Date: 03/20/2024, Certifier: Shirley A Breedlove, Registrant: Shirley A Breedlove, 9318 Cr 4202, Knox City, TX 79529
  • Call Sign: KD0ZPW, Licensee ID: L01851490, Grant Date: 03/20/2014, Expiration Date: 03/20/2024, Certifier: Tony L Breedlove, Registrant: Tony L Breedlove, 9318 Cr 4202, Knox City, TX 79529

Most common first names in Knox City, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2680.1 years
Mary2279.6 years
William2174.6 years
James1972.9 years
George1580.5 years
Robert1272.1 years
Joe1276.9 years
Roy1076.2 years
Thomas975.9 years
Charlie877.9 years
Most common last names in Knox City, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2179.0 years
Jones1175.3 years
White1177.2 years
Watson1080.1 years
Tankersley1076.8 years
Williams1083.4 years
Davis978.5 years
Denton985.8 years
Warren886.9 years
Lowrey782.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Knox City compared to Texas state average:

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