Knox City, Texas

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Population in 2013: 1,152 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 538  (46.7%)
Females: 614  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79529.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,473 (it was $25,583 in 2000)
Knox City:

$32,473
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,309 (it was $14,732 in 2000)

Knox City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,530 (it was $25,600 in 2000)
Knox City:

$35,530
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $48,718; Detached houses: $50,706; Townhouses or other attached units: $6,517; In 2-unit structures: $29,325; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $22,809; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $16,292; Mobile homes: $30,466

Median gross rent in 2012: $470.

Knox City races chart
  • White alone - 698 (61.8%)
  • Hispanic - 344 (30.4%)
  • Black alone - 74 (6.5%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Knox City: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (11.5%), German (11.1%), Irish (9.2%), United States (8.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,377 people per square mile   (low).

Knox City, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Knox City:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Knox City town:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

33 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia).

This town:  2.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Knox City, Texas as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Knox City to the number of sex offenders is 115 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $585 (1.8%)

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 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 021110
per 100,000 0.0157.184.787.088.40.0
Robberies 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 1011214
per 100,000 801.978.684.7173.988.4359.1
Burglaries 1914139125
per 100,000 1523.71099.81100.8782.61061.0448.8
Thefts 13141414813
per 100,000 1042.51099.81185.41217.4707.31167.0
Auto thefts 453411
per 100,000 320.8392.8254.0347.888.489.8
Arson 100000
per 100,000 80.20.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.2) 348.1305.8238.8245.3206.2163.5

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City-data.com crime rate 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 June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -227 (-15.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (33%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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:

Public elementary/middle schools in Knox City:

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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 2012: 18.0%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 10.1% for other race residents, 66.7% 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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Knox City compared to Texas state average:

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

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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

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 Knox City town (based on Knox County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 119.73%
Here: 119.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents47.8%23.4%12.2%8.5%8.0%
Congregations30.8%7.7%19.2%26.9%15.4%
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: 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%
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:

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: 33
Total length: 118 meters (387ft)
Total costs: $295,000
Total average daily traffic: 115,595
Total average daily truck traffic: 20,293

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Knox City, TX

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • 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

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

Knox City on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008"
  • #83 (79529) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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