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Archer County

Population in 2012: 195 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.4%
 

Males: 92  (47.3%)
Females: 103  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  45.3 years
Texas median age:  40.8 years

Zip codes: 76370.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $34,758 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Megargel:

$34,758
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,691

Megargel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $29,399 (it was $18,100 in 2000)
Megargel:

$29,399
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,107; Detached houses: $46,480; Mobile homes: $19,167

Median gross rent in 2011: $716.

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Megargel races chart
  • White alone - 187 (92.1%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (4.4%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.0%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Megargel: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (27.2%), English (12.1%), German (9.8%), United States (5.3%), Hungarian (4.1%), Czech (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1286 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 318 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Megargel:

  • High school or higher: 63.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 15.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Megargel town:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 32.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 30.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
Texas:  16.1%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Megargel, Texas as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Megargel to the number of sex offenders is 82 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $750 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $418 (1.4%)

Megargel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (38.8 miles , pop. 104,197).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (104.8 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (132.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Olney, TX (3.4 miles ), Elbert, TX (3.6 miles) , Archer City, TX (4.5 miles ), Newcastle, TX (4.6 miles ), Seymour, TX (4.6 miles ), Seymour Rural, TX (4.8 miles ), Throckmorton, TX (4.9 miles ), Jean-Loving, TX (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.45 N, Longitude: 98.93 W

Area code: 940

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+6.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Other services, except public administration (31%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Extraction workers (12%)
  • Construction laborers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (31%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Megargel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Megargel town center killed 2 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 17.7 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Megargel-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from Megargel center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/31/2002 at 09:57:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Archer County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Megargel, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Megargel:

  • Midwestern State University (about 38 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,383)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 82 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • Weatherford College (about 83 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Cameron University (about 85 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 3,904)
  • Tarleton State University (about 96 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • North Central Texas College (about 103 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 3,709)
  • University of North Texas (about 105 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 24,158)

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Notable location: Megargel Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Archer 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: 23.3%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 87.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Megargel, TX

Megargel compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Megargel travel time to work - commute


Megargel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Megargel (based on Archer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.57%
Here71.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents62.4%21.6%7.9%4.1%4.0%
Congregations40.0%15.0%15.0%15.0%15.0%
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 convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Archer County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$380
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$200
Water Supply 1$1,976$23,7122$500
Totals for Government 1$1,976$23,7124$1,080

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($292.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($112.82)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($61.54)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($15.38)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $47,000 ($241.03)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $25,000 ($128.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($225.64)
  • Tax - Property: $38,000 ($194.87)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($20.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($76.92)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

10.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.45%
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 Wichita County, TX  5.03% ($39,368 average AGI)
from Clay County, TX  0.63% ($38,333)
from Young County, TX  0.63% ($29,611)


10.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.63%
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 Wichita County, TX  5.93% ($29,724 average AGI)
to Montague County, TX  0.42% ($33,000)
to Young County, TX  0.42% ($26,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Megargel:

  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, 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.)
  • KSEY (1230 AM; 1 kW; SEYMOUR, TX; Owner: MARK V. AULABAUGH)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Megargel:

  • KSEY-FM (94.3 FM; SEYMOUR, TX; Owner: MARK V. AULABAUGH)
  • KWFS-FM (102.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBZS (106.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQXC-FM (103.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLUR (99.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTEO (90.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • KWKQ (94.7 FM; GRAHAM, TX; Owner: GRAHAM NEWSPAPERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Megargel:

  • KFDX-TV (Channel 3; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF WICHITA FALLS, L.L.C.)
  • KAUZ-TV (Channel 6; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF WICHITA FALLS, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Megargel)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • .1 Mi N Hwy 199 & .15 Mi W Hwy 210 (Lat: 33.451778 Lon: -98.927000), Call Sign: WAZ712, Licensee ID: L00085848
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.785 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2000, Expiration Date: 12/19/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2006
    Registrant: County Of Archer, Box 458, Archer City, TX 76351, Phone: (817) 574-2571
  • Cty Hall 1/2 Mi W Of Hwy 210 On Main (Lat: 33.452056 Lon: -98.936167), Call Sign: KSL261, Licensee ID: L00085848
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.9000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/1999, Expiration Date: 05/30/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/04/2002
    Registrant: County Of Archer, Box 31, Megargel, TX 76370, Phone: (817) 563-2341

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MEGARGEL, 1.5 Mi Se Of (Lat: 33.445917 Lon: -98.901444), Overall height: 62.8 m, Call Sign: WLC381
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6375.14 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2002
    Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc, 2270 Lakeside Blvd 2865/642, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 656-5287, Fax: (972) 656-1622, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Off Of Texas Highway 210, 0.8 Kms South Of (Lat: 33.445917 Lon: -98.927556), Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: KNKG730
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.137 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Trott Communications Group, Inc., 1425 Greenway Drive, #350, Irving, TX 75038, Phone: (972) 580-1911, Fax: (972) 580-0641, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KE5YIY, Licensee ID: L01449572
    Grant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 12/02/2018, Certifier: Lawrence J Smith
    Registrant: Lawrence J Smith, 602 11th St Box 332, Megargel, TX 76374
  • Call Sign: KE5YJA, Licensee ID: L01449574
    Grant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 12/02/2018, Certifier: William M Hayter Jr
    Registrant: William M Hayter Jr, Megargel, TX 76370
  • Call Sign: KE5YJB, Licensee ID: L01449575
    Grant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 12/02/2018, Certifier: Kelly D Desautel
    Registrant: Kelly D Desautel, Megargel, TX 76370
  • Call Sign: KE5YJC, Licensee ID: L01449576
    Grant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 12/02/2018, Certifier: Richard L Benash
    Registrant: Richard L Benash, Megargel, TX 76370



Most common first names in Megargel, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James877.8 years
William777.6 years
Mary668.9 years
Thomas575.7 years
Robert476.3 years
John380.1 years
Frank277.5 years
George277.5 years
Georgia270.0 years
Edgar276.5 years
Most common last names in Megargel, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kellar577.8 years
Hampton481.3 years
Kulhanek478.8 years
Mcanally483.5 years
Palmer474.8 years
Darilek472.7 years
Lane487.8 years
Moss367.7 years
Hobbs375.7 years
Shelley382.3 years

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  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #52 (76370) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czechoslovakian first ancestries"
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