Kress, Texas

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Population in 2012: 720 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 319  (44.3%)
Females: 401  (55.7%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79052.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,670 (it was $30,278 in 2000)
Kress:

$39,670
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,151 (it was $12,305 in 2000)

Kress city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,725 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Kress:

$45,725
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $60,919; Detached houses: $62,326; In 2-unit structures: $228,265; Mobile homes: $38,629

Median gross rent in 2012: $603.

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Kress races chart
  • Hispanic - 441 (61.7%)
  • White alone - 233 (32.6%)
  • Black alone - 32 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

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

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Ancestries: German (9.2%), English (7.1%), Irish (4.2%), Subsaharan African (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), United States (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 1,268 people per square mile   (low).

Kress, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Kress:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kress city:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

55 residents are foreign born

This city:  8.9%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,327 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $389 (1.1%)

Kress satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (55.9 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (251.1 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (305.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Edmonson, TX (3.2 miles) , Seth Ward, TX (3.3 miles ), Tulia, TX (3.5 miles ), Plainview, TX (3.5 miles ), Providence, TX (3.9 miles ), Hart, TX (4.6 miles ), Hale Center, TX (4.6 miles ), Nazareth, TX (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 34.37 N, Longitude: 101.75 W

Area code: 806

Kress household income distribution Kress home values distribution

Crime rates in Kress by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 010000000000
per 100,000 0.0115.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 112020010000
per 100,000 118.3115.9244.50.0251.60.00.0130.50.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 373572142307
per 100,000 355.0811.1366.7613.5880.5249.7128.4522.2262.8408.20.0972.2
Thefts 495842314124
per 100,000 473.41042.9611.2981.6503.1249.7385.1130.5525.6136.1274.0555.6
Auto thefts 000011010040
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0125.8124.80.0130.50.00.0547.90.0
Arson 000310000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0368.1125.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 70.2162.8103.185.6147.939.025.481.541.035.457.094.0

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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 Kress detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+12.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food processing workers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Kress, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kress-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Kress city center killed 4 people and injured 76 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/18/1970, a category F4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 42 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kress-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 27% 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 108.3 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 160.7 miles away from Kress 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 298.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from Kress center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.0 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 Swisher County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kress topographic map

Birthplace of: Stella Garza-Hicks - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Kress:

  • ALLEGIANCE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER OF PLAINVIEW (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PLAINVIEW, TX)
  • COVENANT HOSPITAL PLAINVIEW Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; PLAINVIEW, TX)
  • PLAINVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PLAINVIEW, TX)
  • CALVERT HOME HEALTH CARE, LTD (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; PLAINVIEW, TX)
  • RILEY ARMSTRONG RESIDENTIAL FACILITY (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PLAINVIEW, TX)
  • TULIA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TULIA, TX)
  • SWISHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; TULIA, TX)

Airports located in Kress:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kress:

  • Wayland Baptist University (about 13 miles; Plainview, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 44 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 55 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 55 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Amarillo College (about 58 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • South Plains College (about 66 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 93 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)

Public high school in Kress:

  • Kress High School (Students: 104; Location: 5TH & RIPLEY; Grades: 7-12; Our rating: 20)

Public elementary/middle school in Kress:

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

Swisher County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.4%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 9.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  81.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Kress compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Kress (2011 data):

  • Kress National Bank: at W 4th Street And Us Hwy 87, branch established on 1963/09/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $41.3 mil, Deposits: $37.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Kress National Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kress city (based on Swisher County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.15%
Here: 89.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents54.4%16.4%12.9%8.9%3.3%
Congregations22.2%18.5%11.1%18.5%11.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Association of Free Lutheran CongregationsSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%0.9%0.7%0.3%0.2%
Congregations3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%
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: 1
Swisher County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Swisher County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Swisher County:

26.7%
Texas:

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

12.9%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,254$27,0480$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,234$26,8080$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$224
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,632
Water Supply 1$1,836$22,0320$0
Totals for Government 3$6,324$25,2962$1,856

7.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
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 Hale County, TX  1.74% ($19,465 average AGI)
from Randall County, TX  1.05% ($30,115)
from Potter County, TX  0.73% ($20,611)


9.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
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 Randall County, TX  1.80% ($25,933 average AGI)
to Hale County, TX  1.56% ($30,026)
to Potter County, TX  1.12% ($13,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kress:

  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KREW (1400 AM; 1 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KTUE (1260 AM; 1 kW; TULIA, TX; Owner: DOVE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kress:

  • KHDY (97.3 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KBTE (104.9 FM; TULIA, TX; Owner: DOVE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKYN-FM (106.9 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KBAH (90.5 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRIA (103.9 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KPMB (88.5 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • KWLD (91.5 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: WAYLAND BAPTIST COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Kress:

  • K41CA (Channel 41; KRESS, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • K25CP (Channel 25; KRESS, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)
  • K36CC (Channel 36; KRESS/PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: KVII OPERATING, L.P.)
  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • K59GC (Channel 59; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KPGD-LP (Channel 53; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CASTING, INC.)

Kress fatal accident list:

Jun 28, 2002 07:15 PM, 6th, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1986 02:05 AM, 87, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 14, 1984 12:45 AM, 87, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 9, 1983 06:00 PM, 87, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 21, 1981 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 29, 1980 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kress)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.9 Mi E Off Hwy 87 N (Lat: 34.325333 Lon: -101.721000), Call Sign: WNQC838
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/18/2003, Expiration Date: 12/23/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2011
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AG5V, Licensee ID: L00796755
    Grant Date: 01/12/2004, Expiration Date: 04/05/2014, Certifier: Marlin L Andrus
    Registrant: Marlin L Andrus, Box 562, Kress, TX 79052
  • Call Sign: KD5JGR, Licensee ID: L00210402
    Grant Date: 01/15/2010, Expiration Date: 02/23/2020, Certifier: A B Lyles
    Registrant: A B Lyles, Kress, TX 79052
  • Call Sign: AC5VI, Previous Call Sign: KD5JGR, Licensee ID: L00210402
    Grant Date: 02/23/2000, Expiration Date: 02/23/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/04/2000, Certifier: A B Lyles
    Registrant: A B Lyles, Kress, TX 79052

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: EVANS B/MILLER J EXEC 162 F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 127BE , Serial Number: 6896, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 03/29/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Billy W Evans, 7212 Fm 145, Kress, TX 79052
  • Aircraft: BEECH P35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 144F , Serial Number: D-7142, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 03/15/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Gary E Foster, 299 Cr 26, Kress, TX 79052
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2883Z , Serial Number: 18-7045, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/25/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Gary E Foster, 299 County Road 26, Kress, TX 79052
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4951R , Serial Number: 18802468T, Year manufactured: 1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Joe Vaughn Spraying Inc, 629 Us Highway 87, Kress, TX 79052
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 752LF , Serial Number: 74-30717, Airworthiness Date: 08/06/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Lynn W Foster, Rr Three, Kress, TX 79052

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Kress, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William978.9 years
John772.3 years
Robert677.1 years
Floyd681.8 years
Mary681.9 years
Ruby576.2 years
Mattie488.5 years
Ernest471.0 years
George489.3 years
Charles479.3 years
Most common last names in Kress, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Foster783.6 years
Young780.3 years
Reed678.8 years
Jones579.8 years
Anderson484.8 years
Hall478.0 years
George479.0 years
Berner472.5 years
Robinson479.0 years
Rogers467.8 years
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