Loraine, Texas

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Population in 2013: 607 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 285  (47.0%)
Females: 322  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  49.3 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79532.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,925 (it was $20,852 in 2000)
Loraine:

$25,925
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,019 (it was $12,540 in 2000)

Loraine town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $22,324 (it was $18,700 in 2000)
Loraine:

$22,324
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $30,458; Detached houses: $30,202; Mobile homes: $31,160

Median gross rent in 2013: $573.

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  • Races in Loraine, TX (2010)

    Loraine races chart
    • 31953.0%White alone
    • 25241.9%Hispanic
    • 142.3%Black alone
    • 71.2%American Indian alone
    • 71.2%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Loraine: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.5%), United States (12.4%), German (3.3%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2268 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 577 people per square mile   (low).

Loraine,TX real estate house value index trend

Loraine, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Loraine:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Loraine town:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

33 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America).

This town:

4.6%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Loraine, Texas as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Loraine to the number of sex offenders is 99 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $588 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $543 (2.7%)

Loraine satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Lake Colorado City, TX (3.7 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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $42,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $20,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.41 N, Longitude: 100.71 W

Area code: 325

Loraine household income distribution Loraine home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-10.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Loraine, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Loraine-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 14% 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 55% 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 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 215.0 miles away from Loraine 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 139.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 223.9 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
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 283.1 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 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).
Loraine topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Loraine:

  • LORAINE MANOR, INC (402 CAMPBELL AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Loraine:

  • HEART OF WEST TEXAS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • VALLEY FAIR LODGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • ACCESSCARE- COLORADO CITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • KRISTI LEE MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • INTEGRACARE HOME HEALTH OF COLORADO CITY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF ROTAN (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • ROSCOE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROSCOE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Loraine:

  • Howard College (about 45 miles; Big Spring, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,587)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 59 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Angelo State University (about 69 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Midland College (about 86 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Cisco College (about 101 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 102 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Odessa College (about 105 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)

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 2013: 28.1%
(25.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.9% for other race 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
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.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Loraine town (based on Mitchell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,30914
Catholic1,6502
Mainline Protestant6127
Other-2
None3,832-
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: 2
Mitchell County:

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
Mitchell County:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

29.1%
Texas:

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

9.7%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,681$32,1720$0
Sewerage 1$2,307$27,6840$0
Water Supply 1$2,617$31,4040$0
Totals for Government 3$7,605$30,4200$0

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($164.74)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($82.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($32.95)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($8.24)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $79,000 ($130.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.65)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $43,000 ($70.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $135,000 ($222.41)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($79.08)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($11.53)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($32.95)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($26.36)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($6.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($65.90)

8.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Scurry County, TX  0.83% ($37,350 average AGI)
from Nolan County, TX  0.75% ($24,444)
from Howard County, TX  0.58% ($25,071)


7.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nolan County, TX  0.63% ($50,867 average AGI)
to Scurry County, TX  0.63% ($23,867)
to Howard County, TX  0.50% ($28,583)

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:

Nov 23, 2013 11:06 PM, I-20, Lat: 32.41422, Lon: -100.70788, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
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 persons involved: 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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 61m200ftTotal length
  • $306,000Total costs
  • 40,680Total average daily traffic
  • 17,371Total average daily truck traffic

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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