Kurten, Texas

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Population in 2017: 403 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 207  (51.4%)
Females: 196  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,155
Kurten:

$45,155
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,844

Kurten town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $190,600
Kurten:

$190,600
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $217,121; detached houses: $242,646; townhouses or other attached units: $413,774; in 2-unit structures: $128,105; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $35,209; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $223,065; mobile homes: $47,783; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $65,040

Median gross rent in 2017: $993.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kurten: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 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, 42.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kurten, TX (2010)
    • 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

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Ancestries: American (13.1%), German (12.5%), Czech (6.2%), English (6.2%), European (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

23 residents are foreign born (6.5% Latin America).

This town:

6.5%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,841 (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

Distribution of median household income in Kurten, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kurten, TX in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Texas:

3.5%

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 Kurten 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 Kurten 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Kurten:

Marital status in Kurten, TX
  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

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): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kurten, TX (based on Brazos County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Texas:

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
Here:

4.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brazos County:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brazos County:

15.7%
Texas:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Kurten government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $107,000 ($265.51)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $76,000 ($188.59)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($57.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($17.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $26,000 ($64.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,000 ($57.07)

Kurten government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $112,000 ($277.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $107,000 ($265.51)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($67.00)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,000 ($47.15)

Kurten government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000 ($2.48)

8.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.92%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($566 average AGI)
Brazos County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harris County, TX  1.04% ($63,769 average AGI)
from Travis County, TX  0.32% ($46,851)
from Robertson County, TX  0.32% ($40,111)


9.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($440 average AGI)
Brazos County:

0.08%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harris County, TX  1.29% ($46,783 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.46% ($46,710)
to Dallas County, TX  0.33% ($41,275)

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: 30.791958, Lon: -96.257614, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk 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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 171ft / 52.3mTotal length
  • $118,000Total costs
  • 58,570Total average daily traffic
  • 4,058Total average daily truck traffic
  • 81,310Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kurten, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21990-1999
  • 142000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kurten, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (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, 6345.49 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2016, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/02/2011, Expiration Date: 09/02/2021, Certifier: Michael D Pulk, Registrant: 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:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH B300 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 19, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60 (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 630SP , Serial Number: FL83, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/2011, Certificate Issue Date: 06/08/2016
    Registrant (LLC): B/Cs Leasing LLC, Po Box 138, Kurten, TX 77862
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 01/26/2015
    Registrant (Individual): James R Joham, Po Box 150, Kurten, TX 77862
  • Aircraft: BEECH F90 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 10, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 96KK , Serial Number: LA104, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 07/03/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 11/29/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Reveille Air Inc, Po Box 138, Kurten, TX 77862

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kurten, TX
  • 78.8%Electricity
  • 16.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kurten, TX
  • 53.3%Electricity
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%No fuel used


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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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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