May, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 1,942.
Males: 983  (50.6%)
Females: 959  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

48.1 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76857

Estimated median household income in 2022: $53,483 (it was $31,116 in 2000)
May:

$53,483
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $32,851 (it was $16,723 in 2000)

May CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $154,926 (it was $46,700 in 2000)
May:

$154,926
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $231,763; detached houses: $253,190; townhouses or other attached units: $312,668; in 2-unit structures: $213,620; mobile homes: $108,578; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $20,029
March 2022 cost of living index in May: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in May, TX (2000)
    • 1,80794.3%White alone
    • 904.7%Hispanic
    • 120.6%Two or more races
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone
    • 10.05%Black alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in May, Texas as of May 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in May is 243 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 237.1 square miles.

Population density: 8.2 people per square mile   (very low).

May, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
May CCD:

0.8% ($368)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (52.7 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (111.9 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (142.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Thunderbird Bay, TX (2.3 miles ),
Rising Star, TX (2.9 miles ),
Lake Brownwood, TX (3.4 miles ),
Cross Plains, TX (3.6 miles ),
Early, TX (4.2 miles ),
Blanket, TX (4.2 miles ),
Brownwood, TX (4.4 miles ),
Bangs, TX (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 31.98 N, Longitude: 99.03 W

Area code: 254

Distribution of median household income in May, TX in 2022
May satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in May, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.2%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.4%)
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in May, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in May, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

May, Texas average temperatures May, Texas average precipitation May, Texas humidity May, Texas wind speed May, Texas snowfall May, Texas sunshine May, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

May-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the May place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

May-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 360% greater 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 124.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 277.8 miles away from May 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 282.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 329.8 miles away from May 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 239.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/11/2011 at 12:27:44, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.9 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 Brown County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Fires: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near May:

  • RISING STAR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RISING STAR, TX)
  • COLONIAL OAKS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CROSS PLAINS, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to May:

  • Cisco College (about 29 miles; Cisco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,687)
  • Tarleton State University (about 51 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 53 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Weatherford College (about 90 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Angelo State University (about 93 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Central Texas College (about 94 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Texas Christian University (about 110 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)

Public high school in May:

  • MAY H S (Location: 3400 CR 411 E, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in May:

  • MAY EL (Students: 104, Location: 3400 CR 411 E, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in May

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in May: May Volunteer Fire Department (A), North Lake Brownwood Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in May include: Union Grove Church (A), Wolf Valley Church (B), Blake Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cross Cut Cemetery (1), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (2), May Cemetery (3), Lost Creek Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Soil Conservation Service Site 34 Reservoir (A), Soil Conservation Service Site 12 Reservoir (B), Soil Conservation Service Site 11a Reservoir (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 26 Reservoir (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 10 Reservoir (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 10a Reservoir (F), Soil Conservation Service Site 32 Reservoir (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 31 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bledsoe Branch (A), Turkey Creek (B), Rough Branch (C), Red River (D), Pasture Branch (E), Paint Creek (F), Lost Creek (G), Hay Branch (H), Hog Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Brown County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.2%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.8%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in May:

Marital status in May, TX
  • Never married: 13.1%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in May:

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for May, TX (based on Brown County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,60779
Mainline Protestant3,60912
Catholic2,5001
Other4583
Black Protestant371
None7,895-
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: 7
This county:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Brown County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Brown County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Brown County:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

8.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.1%
Texas:

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

16.2%
Texas:

15.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in May:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KXYL (1240 AM; 1 kW; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KBWD (1380 AM; 1 kW; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in May:

  • KOXE (101.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KHPU (91.7 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY)
  • KYOX (94.3 FM; COMANCHE, TX; Owner: 377 BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KXYL-FM (96.9 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXCT (102.3 FM; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPSM (99.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: LIVING WORD CHURCH OF BROWNWOOD, INC.)
  • KPBE (89.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • KBUB (90.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: LIVING WORD CHURCH OF BROWNWOOD, INC)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNCE (95.1 FM; BAIRD, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around May:

  • K61CV (Channel 61; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65BC (Channel 65; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KIDU-LP (Channel 56; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KPTC-LP (Channel 48; CISCO, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • KXVA (Channel 15; ABILENE, TX; Owner: STAR BROADCASTING LIMITED)
  • K26AP (Channel 26; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

May fatal accident list:

Feb 22, 1990 03:40 PM, 183, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in May)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 31.976944 Lon: -98.920472, Call Sign: WPYY259,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.315 MHz, 157.575 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2003, Expiration Date: 11/28/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2014, Certifier: Carolyn V Gibson, Registrant: Richard R Gibson, May, TX 76857, Phone: (254) 259-2315, Fax: (254) 259-0001


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in May)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1417B, N1417B, N-1417B, Serial Number: D-8550, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 06/24/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Scott Springfield, 4035 Choctaw Dr, May, TX 76857
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/30/2008, Exported to: Canada
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3316R, N3316R, N-3316R, Serial Number: 18258616, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 04/10/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Todd Hamilton, 11301 County Road 417, May, TX 76857
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/13/2018

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in May, TX
  • 45.5%Electricity
  • 37.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.4%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in May, TX
  • 39.8%Electricity
  • 31.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.5%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Wood


May compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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