La Rue-Poynor, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 6,714.
Males: 3,336  (49.7%)
Females: 3,378  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 75763

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,997 (it was $32,463 in 2000)
La Rue-Poynor:

$36,997
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,322 (it was $17,299 in 2000)

La Rue-Poynor CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,446 (it was $48,900 in 2000)
La Rue-Poynor:

$67,446
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $91,873; Detached houses: $128,490; Townhouses or other attached units: $133,099; In 2-unit structures: $59,155; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $94,210; Mobile homes: $44,992; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $59,155
La Rue-Poynor races chart
  • White alone - 5,131 (81.9%)
  • Black alone - 779 (12.4%)
  • Hispanic - 262 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 54 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Rue-Poynor: 126.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 148.7 square miles.

Population density: 45 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

For population 25 years and over in La Rue-Poynor:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Rue-Poynor CCD:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

La Rue-Poynor CCD:  1.4% ($699)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (20.3 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Garland, TX (83.6 miles , pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (86.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Coffee City, TX (1.7 miles) , Moore Station, TX (2.1 miles) , Poynor, TX (2.1 miles ), Berryville, TX (2.2 miles ), Frankston, TX (2.3 miles ), Emerald Bay, TX (2.6 miles ), Shadybrook, TX (2.6 miles ), Cuney, TX (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 32.12 N, Longitude: 95.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 903

La Rue-Poynor household income distribution La Rue-Poynor home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in La Rue-Poynor: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in La Rue-Poynor, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

La Rue-Poynor-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/23/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the La Rue-Poynor place center injured one person.

On 4/12/1955, a category F3 tornado 5.3 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

La Rue-Poynor-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% 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 310.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 182.8 miles away from La Rue-Poynor center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 285.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 287.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from La Rue-Poynor center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henderson County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near La Rue-Poynor:

  • FRANKSTON HEALTHCARE CENTER, LP (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FRANKSTON, TX)
  • CHANDLER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHANDLER, TX)
  • LONGLEAF MEADOWS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TYLER, TX)
  • CHOCTAW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; TYLER, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Rue-Poynor:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 20 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,333)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 22 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 22 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Kilgore College (about 44 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • LeTourneau University (about 54 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Navarro College (about 57 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 68 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; FT enrollment: 11,542)

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Notable locations in La Rue-Poynor: Berryville Volunteer Fire Department (A), Poynor Volunteer Fire Department (B), Coffee City Fire Department (C), Larue - New York Volunteer Fire Department (D), Larue - New York Volunteer Fire Department Substation (E), Central Community Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in La Rue-Poynor include: Rock Hill Church (A), New York Baptist Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Gentry Temple Church of God and Christ (D), Pine Springs Baptist Church (E), Lonestar Baptist Church (F), Larue Baptist Church (G), Hilltop Baptist Church (H), Union Station African Methodist Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alligator Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Myrtle Springs Cemetery (3), Poynor Cemetery (4), New York Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Anderson Marsh (A), Steele Lakes (B), Farmer Lake (C), Hume Lake (D), Hurts Lake (E), Rainbo Lake (F), Grass Lake (G), Fincastle Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boggy Creek (A), Tonyard Creek (B), Tindel Creek (C), Pierce Creek (D), New York Creek (E), Mill Branch (F), Maggie Creek (G), Fame Branch (H), Flat Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.4. This is about average.

City:

79.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.11
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
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: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.1%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

La Rue-Poynor compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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 La Rue-Poynor CCD (based on Henderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.27%
Here: 49.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents49.8%13.3%11.1%10.0%4.4%
Congregations29.8%2.6%15.8%14.0%11.4%
NameChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents3.5%2.1%1.1%1.0%3.7%
Congregations9.6%1.8%0.9%0.9%13.2%
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: 13
Henderson County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Henderson County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Henderson County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Henderson County:

28.7%
Texas:

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

11.2%
State:

15.7%

9.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200538,823 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.74%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries($148 average AGI)
Henderson County:

0.08%
Texas average:

0.20%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dallas County, TX  1.46% ($65,872 average AGI)
from Kaufman County, TX  1.19% ($27,589)
from Smith County, TX  1.16% ($33,810)


8.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200632,478 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries($108 average AGI)
Henderson County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Smith County, TX  1.20% ($33,611 average AGI)
to Kaufman County, TX  1.12% ($32,195)
to Dallas County, TX  0.96% ($34,764)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Rue-Poynor:

  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZEY (690 AM; 1 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Rue-Poynor:

  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOYE (96.7 FM; FRANKSTON, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KYYK (98.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFP (89.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPXI (100.7 FM; OVERTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KNUE (101.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KGLY (91.3 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KVNE (89.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KDOK (92.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISX (107.3 FM; WHITEHOUSE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K259AQ (99.7 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKUS (104.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KLJT (102.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBLZ (102.7 FM; WINONA, TX; Owner: S.O. 2,000, LC)
  • KTPB (88.7 FM; KILGORE, TX; Owner: KILGORE JUNIOR COLLEGE)
  • K243AE (96.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K201DJ (88.1 FM; ATHENS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Rue-Poynor:

  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K26GA (Channel 26; TYLER/JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KLTV (Channel 7; TYLER, TX; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • KFXK (Channel 51; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTPN-LP (Channel 48; TYLER, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K20DL (Channel 20; TYLER, TX; Owner: PROGRESSIVE CABLE COMMUNICATIONS)

La Rue-Poynor on our top lists:

  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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