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Mitchell County

Population in 2012: 594 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.5%
 

Males: 281  (47.3%)
Females: 313  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  36.9 years
Texas median age:  40.8 years

Zip codes: 79532.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $26,090 (it was $20,852 in 2000)
Loraine:

$26,090
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,187

Loraine town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $26,267 (it was $18,700 in 2000)
Loraine:

$26,267
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $32,625; Detached houses: $33,348; Townhouses or other attached units: $41,938; Mobile homes: $24,001

Median gross rent in 2011: $605.

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  • White alone - 319 (53.0%)
  • Hispanic - 252 (41.9%)
  • Black alone - 14 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Loraine: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (10.5%), German (4.1%), English (3.2%), French (2.5%), United States (2.5%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2268 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 564 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Loraine:

  • High school or higher: 75.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Loraine town:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

47 residents are foreign born (7.5% Latin America).

This town:  7.5%
Texas:  16.1%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Loraine, Texas as of April 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Loraine to the number of sex offenders is 77 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $577 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $568 (2.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (56.6 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (198.4 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (230.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Colorado City, TX (2.9 miles ), Roscoe, TX (3.2 miles ), Hermleigh, TX (4.0 miles ), Westbrook, TX (4.2 miles ), Sweetwater, TX (4.3 miles ), Snyder, TX (4.9 miles ), Fluvanna-Sharon Ridge, TX (5.3 miles ), Blackwell-Nolan, TX (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $42,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $20,500

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Latitude: 32.41 N, Longitude: 100.71 W

Area code: 325

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-10.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Loraine-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Loraine town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1968, a category F3 tornado 15.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Loraine-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 91% 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 43.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.8 miles away from Loraine center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Loraine:

  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Loraine, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Loraine:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 59 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,947)
  • Angelo State University (about 69 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 101 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • Texas Tech University (about 106 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 107 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • South Plains College (about 126 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Tarleton State University (about 147 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)

Public high school in Loraine:

  • Loraine School (Students: 180; Location: 800 S LIGHTFOOT; Grades: PK-12; Our rating: 31)
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Mitchell 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 2011: 15.2%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.3% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 11.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Loraine, TX


28 people in nursing homes in 2000

Loraine compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Loraine (2011 data):

  • Western Bank: Loraine Branch at 100 S Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2009/06/01: Bank assets: $196.5 mil, Deposits: $174.0 mil, headquarters in Coahoma, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Western Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Loraine travel time to work - commute


Loraine mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Loraine (based on Mitchell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.21%
Here56.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents58.1%20.9%9.9%7.8%3.2%
Congregations28.0%8.0%20.0%20.0%24.0%
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: 2
Here:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Mitchell County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Mitchell County:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

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$2,125$25,5000$0
Sewerage 1$1,948$23,3760$0
Water Supply 1$1,948$23,3760$0
Totals for Government 3$6,021$24,0840$0

Loraine government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($168.35)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($84.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($33.67)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($8.42)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $79,000 ($133.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.68)

Loraine government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $43,000 ($72.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $135,000 ($227.27)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($80.81)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($11.78)

Loraine government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($33.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($26.94)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($6.73)

Loraine government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($67.34)

7.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
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 Scurry County, TX  0.92% ($29,000 average AGI)
from Howard County, TX  0.73% ($33,500)
from Nolan County, TX  0.51% ($30,818)


8.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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 Scurry County, TX  1.14% ($24,120 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.77% ($25,471)
to Howard County, TX  0.73% ($33,063)

Strongest AM radio stations in Loraine:

  • KVMC (1320 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JIMLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSNY (1450 AM; 1 kW; SNYDER, TX; Owner: SNYDER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Loraine:

  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAUM (107.1 FM; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JAMES G. BAUM)
  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Loraine:

  • K07TZ (Channel 7; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K42ET (Channel 42; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K26DW (Channel 26; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KIDB-CA (Channel 35; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)

Loraine fatal accident list:

Oct 30, 1991 05:15 PM, I20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Dec 31, 1988 02:08 PM, I20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 24, 1984 09:40 AM, Fm644, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 2, 1983 02:45 AM, 20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Mar 5, 1983 12:30 AM, 20, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Loraine)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Colorado City M P 126.1 About 2 Mi Ssw (Lat: 32.370111 Lon: -100.740667), Call Sign: WGN662, Licensee ID: L00008706
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/17/2002, Expiration Date: 09/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2005
    Registrant: Chevron Usa Inc, 1001 G St Nw Ste 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (713) 754-5851

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Approximately 5 Mi N Of (Lat: 32.488167 Lon: -100.729278), Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WPJA371
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.318 MHz, 928.318 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/2000, Expiration Date: 09/28/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2010
    Registrant: Ldh Energy Pipeline L.P., 3010 S. Business 45, Corsicana, TX 75110, Phone: (903) 874-8740, Fax: (903) 872-4112, Email:
  • Lorain ISD, 800 South Lightfoot Street (Lat: 32.402972 Lon: -100.712472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQIF973
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 6375.14 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2008, Expiration Date: 01/29/2018, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • STATION, 5 Mi N Of (Lat: 32.488167 Lon: -100.729278), Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: KSM46
    Assigned Frequencies: 2146.00 MHz, 2142.00 MHz, 6705.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/1998, Expiration Date: 09/30/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/13/2006
    Registrant: Mobil Oil Telcom Ltd, Room 1619 Fannin Bldg, Houston, TX 77210-4276, Phone: (713) 656-1827, Fax: (713) 656-1513, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5CFH, Licensee ID: L00901207
    Grant Date: 08/04/2004, Expiration Date: 08/04/2014, Certifier: Michael W Hackfeld
    Registrant: Michael W Hackfeld, 310 W Campbell Ave, Loraine, TX 79532

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T188C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3106J , Serial Number: T18803604T, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 01/25/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Casey A Merket, 199 West Line, Loraine, TX 79532
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9217B , Serial Number: 55017, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 02/03/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney C Hallmark, 185 S Fm 644, Loraine, TX 79532



Most common first names in Loraine, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1375.1 years
William1379.9 years
John1175.2 years
Mary1082.3 years
Thomas974.1 years
Roy875.0 years
George772.3 years
Annie684.0 years
Frank682.6 years
Mattie688.2 years
Most common last names in Loraine, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Walker1375.4 years
Taylor1080.0 years
Jones979.6 years
Hallmark988.9 years
Bennett883.8 years
Lee782.6 years
Davis777.3 years
Henderson782.0 years
Graham776.6 years
Griffin769.6 years
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