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Population in 2012: 468 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 

Males: 241  (51.7%)
Females: 227  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  38.1 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76653.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,366 (it was $25,227 in 2000)
Kosse:

$31,366
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,981

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,187 (it was $34,900 in 2000)
Kosse:

$63,187
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $71,984; Detached houses: $63,595; Mobile homes: $93,889

Median gross rent in 2012: $681.

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  • White alone - 363 (78.2%)
  • Black alone - 47 (10.1%)
  • Hispanic - 41 (8.8%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kosse: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (10.8%), English (10.2%), Irish (10.2%), German (7.6%), Scottish (5.1%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 496 feet

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 359 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kosse:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 16.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kosse town:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 22.1%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.9%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Kosse, Texas as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kosse to the number of sex offenders is 94 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $909 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $508 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (35.3 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (96.2 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (103.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Thornton, TX (2.8 miles ), Reagan, TX (3.1 miles) , Bremond, TX (3.2 miles ), Marlin, TX (3.9 miles ), Groesbeck, TX (4.0 miles ), Perry, TX (4.0 miles) , Mart, TX (4.5 miles ), Personville, TX (4.6 miles) .

Latitude: 31.31 N, Longitude: 96.63 W

Area code: 254

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-1.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Kosse-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the Kosse town center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/10/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 77 people.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Limestone County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Kenneth Sims - College football player, Sam G. Bratton - Senator.


Hospitals/medical centers near Kosse:

  • BREMOND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BREMOND, TX)
  • BREMOND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BREMOND, TX)
  • ROBERT E LEE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MARLIN, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Kosse, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kosse:

  • Baylor University (about 34 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,993)
  • Texas State Technical College Waco (about 36 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • McLennan Community College (about 38 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,343)
  • Temple College (about 46 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Texas A & M University (about 51 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 43,338)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 53 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,379)
  • Navarro College (about 54 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 4,283)

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Notable location: Kosse Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.6%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kosse, TX

Kosse compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Kosse (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: Kosse Branch at 104 N Narcissus, branch established on 2003/03/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $126.7 mil, Deposits: $114.4 mil, headquarters in Groesbeck, TX, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Groesbeck Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Kosse town (based on Limestone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.71%
Here56.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church USA National Primitive Baptist Convention
Adherents51.1%15.3%8.9%6.4%5.1%
Congregations24.6%13.1%21.3%1.6%13.1%
NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.0%2.9%2.4%1.8%2.1%
Congregations4.9%6.6%3.3%1.6%9.8%
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: 6
Limestone County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Limestone County:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Limestone County:

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Limestone County:

28.3%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,600$43,2000$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$200
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$850
Water Supply 1$1,400$16,8000$0
Totals for Government 2$5,000$30,0002$1,050


7.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from McLennan County, TX  1.11% ($23,654 average AGI)
from Freestone County, TX  1.03% ($41,861)
from Harris County, TX  0.43% ($49,200)


7.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Texas average:

7.44%

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:
to McLennan County, TX  1.63% ($24,649 average AGI)
to Freestone County, TX  0.92% ($30,500)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.36% ($33,840)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kosse:

  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kosse:

  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXCS (103.9 FM; CAMERON, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZTR (101.9 FM; FRANKLIN, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kosse:

  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)

Kosse fatal accident list:

Oct 25, 1990 04:05 PM, 14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 31, 1982 02:15 AM, 7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Blue Ridge On Hwy Fm 1771 Wsw (Lat: 31.292389 Lon: -96.742194), Structure height: 26 m, Call Sign: WNUF728
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2000, Expiration Date: 09/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2002
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Lat: 31.316944 Lon: -96.727222, Call Sign: WQEP939
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.237 MHz, 451.337 MHz, 451.387 MHz, 451.462 MHz, 451.687 MHz, 452.037 MHz, 452.112 MHz, 452.287 MHz, 452.512 MHz, 452.637 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2006, Expiration Date: 03/21/2016, Certifier: Billy Terrell
    Registrant: Wear Radio Service, Inc., 1902 North 3rd Street, Temple, TX 76501, Phone: (254) 773-6992, Fax: (254) 770-0777, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • KOSSE, 300 Ft N Of Sr 7 (Lat: 31.301833 Lon: -96.602750), Overall height: 129.5 m, Call Sign: WMS673
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2011, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION, On Hwy Fm 1771 Wsw Of (Lat: 31.292389 Lon: -96.742194), Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WNEE896
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2009, Expiration Date: 04/21/2019, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • STATION, On Hwy 7 3.2 Mi E Of (Lat: 31.307111 Lon: -96.576083), Overall height: 119.5 m, Call Sign: WNTS311
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.693 MHz, 928.693 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/19/2008, Expiration Date: 11/10/2018
    Registrant: Phone: (254) 750-6385
  • Kosse, On Hwy 7 3.2 Mi E Of (Lat: 31.307333 Lon: -96.576361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Overall height: 119.5 m, Call Sign: WNTT886, Licensee ID: L00004077
    Assigned Frequencies: 6760.00 MHz, 6840.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/2009, Expiration Date: 12/30/2018
    Registrant: Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc, 2404 Lasalle Ave, Waco, TX 76702-2585, Phone: (254) 750-6385, Fax: (254) 750-6590, Email:
  • STATION, 3.1 Mi E On Hwy 7 Northside Rd (Lat: 31.306556 Lon: -96.576083), Overall height: 119.5 m, Call Sign: WNTV797
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/1999, Expiration Date: 07/20/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (817) 776-1441
  • Kosse Water Tower, Int. Of Main & Jefferson St (Lat: 31.306111 Lon: -96.630139), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33.5 m, Overall height: 39.3 m, Call Sign: WQGC500
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/2006, Expiration Date: 12/07/2016, Certifier: Dennis Wilson
    Registrant: Huffman Communications, 2829 W. 7th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75151-1753, Phone: (903) 872-8306, Fax: (903) 872-6032, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB5GRW
    Grant Date: 11/06/1990, Expiration Date: 11/06/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2002
    Registrant: Ira P Fields, Rt 1 Box 178a, Kosse, TX 76653
  • Call Sign: KE5MYV, Licensee ID: L01254686
    Grant Date: 03/08/2007, Expiration Date: 03/08/2017, Certifier: Michael W Young
    Registrant: Michael W Young, 608 W Mrytle, Kosse, TX 76653

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CRYER DON Q CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4DQ , Serial Number: CH2-0994-1207, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1995
    Registrant (Individual): William Lloyd, 1820 State Highway 7 E, Kosse, TX 76653
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 310 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 633R , Serial Number: 35029, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond Irvin Huckabee, 618 Lcr 710, Kosse, TX 76653


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1


Most common first names in Kosse, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1474.2 years
James1378.1 years
John1378.2 years
William1373.5 years
Mary1185.1 years
George879.9 years
Ruby782.7 years
Annie687.7 years
Charlie673.7 years
Joe673.7 years
Most common last names in Kosse, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis1278.3 years
Hunter1080.5 years
Hunt1086.2 years
Williams1078.4 years
Jones978.2 years
Mitchell980.3 years
Johnson870.1 years
Oneal870.6 years
Harper775.9 years
Garrett778.8 years

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