Megargel, Texas

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Population in 2017: 193 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.2%
 
Males: 89  (46.3%)
Females: 104  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

53.3 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 76370.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,486 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Megargel:

$44,486
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,249 (it was $14,783 in 2000)

Megargel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $40,062 (it was $18,100 in 2000)
Megargel:

$40,062
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $52,258; detached houses: $56,825; mobile homes: $14,973

Median gross rent in 2017: $747.

March 2019 cost of living index in Megargel: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
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  • Races in Megargel, TX (2010)
    • 18792.1%White alone
    • 94.4%Two or more races
    • 52.5%Hispanic
    • 21.0%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Megargel, Texas as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Megargel is 80 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (24.2%), Irish (19.4%), English (9.7%), German (9.7%), Czechoslovakian (6.5%), Czech (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1286 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 315 people per square mile   (very low).

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3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.2%
Texas:

13.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Megargel town:

2.0% ($369)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

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

Distribution of median household income in Megargel, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Megargel, TX in 2017
Megargel satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in Megargel, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (28.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.9%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.5%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (5.1%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (16.3%)
  • Social assistance (16.3%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (12.2%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Megargel, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Extraction workers (6.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Construction laborers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.9%)
  • Extraction workers (11.9%)
  • Construction laborers (10.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (30.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.1%)

Average climate in Megargel, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Megargel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 69% 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 near Texas state average. It is 71% 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 110.3 miles away from Megargel 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 340.9 miles away from Megargel center
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 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 254.4 miles away from Megargel center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.4 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 119.0 miles away from Megargel 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 Archer County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Megargel:

  • SEVEN OAKS NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OLNEY, TX)
  • OLNEY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OLNEY, TX)
  • OLNEY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; OLNEY, TX)
  • HAMILTON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; OLNEY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Megargel:

  • Midwestern State University (about 38 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,901)
  • Vernon College (about 54 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Cisco College (about 73 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 82 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Weatherford College (about 83 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Cameron University (about 85 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 88 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Megargel:

Marital status in Megargel, TX
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Megargel:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Megargel, TX (based on Archer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,36016
Catholic1,0183
Mainline Protestant4894
Other1-
None3,186-
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 convenience stores (no gas): 2
Archer County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.0%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Megargel:

54.8%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.7%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.3%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Megargel:

5.5%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Megargel:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Megargel:

60.7%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.7%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Megargel, TX Residents
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
Water Supply 1$2,288$27,4562$500
Other Government Administration 1$2,112$25,3441$377
Sewerage 1$2,288$27,4562$500
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 3$6,688$26,7525$1,377

7.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wichita County, TX  4.43% ($62,616 average AGI)


6.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wichita County, TX  3.97% ($51,927 average AGI)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.9mTotal length
  • 3,730Total average daily traffic
  • 616Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,340Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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:

2
  • MEGARGEL, 10490 Fm210, Megargel, Tx 76374 (Lat: 33.445639 Lon: -98.927722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQTA683,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2013, Expiration Date: 12/19/2023, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • 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: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Registrant: Lawton Communications, 6210 Nw Oak Ave, Lawton, OK 73505, Phone: (580) 536-2242, Fax: (580) 536-1073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KE5YIY, Licensee ID: L01449572, Grant Date: 10/23/2018, Expiration Date: 12/02/2028, Certifier: Lawrence J Smith, Registrant: Lawrence J Smith, 602 11th St Box 332, Megargel, TX 76370
  • Call Sign: KE5YJA, Licensee ID: L01449574, Grant Date: 10/10/2018, Expiration Date: 12/02/2028, Certifier: William M Hayter Jr, Registrant: William M Hayter Jr, Megargel, TX 76370
  • Call Sign: KE5YJB, Licensee ID: L01449575, Grant Date: 11/14/2018, Expiration Date: 12/02/2028, Certifier: Kelly D Desautel, Registrant: Kelly D Desautel, Po Box 384, 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Megargel, TX
  • 71.1%Utility gas
  • 23.3%Electricity
  • 5.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Megargel, TX
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 40.0%Electricity


Megargel compared to Texas state average:

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