Kurten, Texas

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Population in 2014: 399 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 206  (51.7%)
Females: 193  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  36.6 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,559
Kurten:

$41,559
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,331

Kurten town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $187,600
Kurten:

$187,600
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $219,891; Detached houses: $238,906; Townhouses or other attached units: $192,875; In 2-unit structures: $128,347; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $98,789; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,574; Mobile homes: $64,920; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $53,885

Median gross rent in 2016: $974.

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  • Races in Kurten, TX (2010)

    Kurten races chart
    • 31478.9%White alone
    • 7117.8%Hispanic
    • 92.3%Black alone
    • 30.8%Two or more races
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kurten: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (12.5%), German (11.3%), Czech (5.6%), English (5.0%), European (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Kurten:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kurten town:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

23 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America).

This town:

6.6%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,983 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bryan, TX (10.4 miles , pop. 65,660).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (65.9 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (88.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Northeast Brazos, TX (2.0 miles ), Wixon Valley, TX (2.0 miles ), Bryan, TX (3.2 miles ), Iola, TX (3.4 miles ), Lake Bryan, TX (3.6 miles ), College Station, TX (3.6 miles ), West Brazos, TX (3.7 miles ), North Zulch, TX (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 30.79 N, Longitude: 96.26 W

Area code: 979

Kurten household income distribution Kurten home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (39%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Tornado activity:

Kurten-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Kurten town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1959, a category F3 tornado 10.4 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kurten-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 83% 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 306.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.5 miles away from Kurten 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 424.6 miles away from the 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 268.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 167.3 miles away from Kurten center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 418.5 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 Brazos County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Kurten:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BRYAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; BRYAN, TX)
  • CHOICE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BRYAN, TX)
  • PHYSICIANS CENTRE,THE Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; BRYAN, TX)
  • FAMILY TREE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BRYAN, TX)
  • CRESTVIEW RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BRYAN, TX)
  • CRESTVIEW HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BRYAN, TX)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS BRYAN (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BRYAN, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kurten:

  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 13 miles; College Station, TX; Full-time enrollment: 46,550)
  • Sam Houston State University (about 43 miles; Huntsville, TX; FT enrollment: 16,233)
  • Blinn College (about 45 miles; Brenham, TX; FT enrollment: 8,959)
  • Prairie View A & M University (about 51 miles; Prairie View, TX; FT enrollment: 7,517)
  • Lone Star College System (about 62 miles; The Woodlands, TX; FT enrollment: 45,205)
  • Temple College (about 68 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • Baylor University (about 73 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)

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Notable location: Brazos County Precinct 2 Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Kurten: Zion Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Kurten Cemetery (1), Fridel Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Oakland Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Brazos 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 2016: 25.1%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.5% for Black residents, 63.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 41.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  79.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Texas average:

14.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kurten town (based on Brazos County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant38,47298
Catholic21,9256
Mainline Protestant12,43026
Other5,60416
Black Protestant1,6747
Orthodox923
None114,654-
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: 21
Brazos County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Brazos County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Brazos County:

4.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 109
Here:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brazos County:

26.4%
Texas:

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

15.7%
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

9.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($558 average AGI)
Brazos County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  1.06% ($42,127 average AGI)
from Grimes County, TX  0.31% ($30,545)
from Robertson County, TX  0.29% ($31,950)


10.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,975 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.86%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($650 average AGI)
Brazos County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  1.67% ($34,756 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.62% ($30,269)
to Dallas County, TX  0.45% ($33,688)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kurten:

  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WTAW (1620 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWBC (1550 AM; 5 kW; NAVASOTA, TX)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTAM (1240 AM; 0 kW; BRYAN, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAGC (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BRYAN, TX; Owner: DIVCON ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kurten:

  • KNDE (95.1 FM; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KAGG (96.1 FM; MADISONVILLE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KORA-FM (98.3 FM; BRYAN, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KKYS (104.7 FM; BRYAN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNFX-FM (99.5 FM; BRYAN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVJM (103.1 FM; HEARNE, TX; Owner: EQUAL ACCESS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KAMU-FM (90.9 FM; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • K227AI (93.3 FM; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KLTR (107.3 FM; CALDWELL, TX; Owner: ROY E. HENDERSON)
  • KEOS (89.1 FM; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRAZOS EDUCATIONAL RADIO)
  • KMBV (92.5 FM; NAVASOTA, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXCS (103.9 FM; CAMERON, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • K265DH (100.9 FM; BRYAN, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KZTR (101.9 FM; FRANKLIN, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMVL-FM (100.5 FM; MADISONVILLE, TX; Owner: LEON HUNT DBA HUNT BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Kurten:

  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBTX-TV (Channel 3; BRYAN, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KMAY-LP (Channel 23; BRYAN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • K28AK (Channel 28; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSCM-LP (Channel 12; BRYAN, TX; Owner: R.D. HARRIS)
  • K47ED (Channel 47; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KAMU-TV (Channel 15; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • KRHD-LP (Channel 34; BRYAN, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Kurten fatal accident list:

May 16, 2014 05:30 PM, Us-190, Bs-21, Lat: 30.79196, Lon: -96.25761, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 17, 1980 10:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 31, 1979 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • KURTEN, 1 Mi Nne Int Us Hwy 90 & Fickey School Rd (Lat: 30.810722 Lon: -96.260222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 149.7 m, Call Sign: WPJA813
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • KurtenEndpoint, Lat: 30.778167 Lon: -96.310528, Type: Nntann, Structure height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WQOE757
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 09/02/2011, Expiration Date: 09/02/2021, Certifier: Michael D PulkRegistrant: Pulk & Co., Bryan, TX 77805, Phone: (979) 393-9067, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0PTB, Grant Date: 02/06/1997, Expiration Date: 06/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/17/2004, Registrant: John D Ormsby, 13035 E Hwy 21, Kurten, TX 77862

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8961S , Serial Number: 15062261, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/1965
    Registrant (Individual): James R Joham, Po Box 150, Kurten, TX 77862

Kurten compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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