Melvin, Texas

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Population in 2013: 181 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.8%
Males: 96  (53.5%)
Females: 85  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip code: 76858

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,283 (it was $14,107 in 2000)
Melvin:

$35,283
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,897 (it was $11,124 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $26,625 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
Melvin:

$26,625
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $134,333; Detached houses: $140,688; Townhouses or other attached units: $85,824; Mobile homes: $64,334

Median gross rent in 2013: $237.

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    • 11665.2%White alone
    • 6134.3%Hispanic
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Melvin: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (13.9%), English (4.0%), Czech (2.0%), Swedish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 384 people per square mile   (very low).

Melvin, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Melvin:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melvin town:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

19 residents are foreign born (6.7% Latin America).

This town:

6.7%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Melvin, Texas as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Melvin to the number of sex offenders is 179 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $505 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $329 (1.7%)

Melvin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (54.5 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (125.4 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (136.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Brady, TX (3.9 miles ), Eden, TX (3.9 miles ), Eden-Millersview, TX (4.0 miles ), Menard, TX (4.8 miles ), Rochelle, TX (4.9 miles ), Paint Rock, TX (5.4 miles ), Eola-Paint Rock, TX (5.5 miles ), Talpa, TX (6.0 miles ).

Latitude: 31.20 N, Longitude: 99.58 W

Area code: 325

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

4.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-14.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (44%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (44%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Legal occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (2%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Melvin, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Melvin-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Melvin town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 47.1 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melvin-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 74% 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 144.6 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 233.9 miles away from Melvin 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 221.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 186.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 182.7 miles away from Melvin 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 301.2 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 McCulloch County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Melvin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Melvin:

  • HEART OF TEXAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • MEDWAY HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • SHUFFIELD REST HOME #1 (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY WEST NURSING AND CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY EAST NURSING AND CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melvin:

  • Angelo State University (about 56 miles; San Angelo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,019)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 89 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 91 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Central Texas College (about 105 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Tarleton State University (about 107 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Concordia University-Texas (about 117 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 126 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 25,503)

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

McCulloch 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: 22.5%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Melvin compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Melvin town (based on McCulloch County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,65723
Catholic1,1002
Mainline Protestant8225
Other1162
None3,588-
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
McCulloch County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
McCulloch County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
McCulloch County:

26.1%
Texas:

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

17.2%
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 0$0 1$1,023
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,023

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $135,000 ($745.86)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($22.10)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($16.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($5.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($44.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $31,000 ($171.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($5.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($11.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $68,000 ($375.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $128,000 ($707.18)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($44.20)
    NEC: $2,000 ($11.05)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($5.52)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $18,000 ($99.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $18,000 ($99.45)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($33.15)

8.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
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 Tom Green County, TX  0.51% ($22,071 average AGI)
from Brown County, TX  0.47% ($21,462)


7.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,236 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
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 Tom Green County, TX  0.70% ($25,105 average AGI)
to Brown County, TX  0.37% ($41,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melvin:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNEL (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRADY, TX; Owner: FARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melvin:

  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KNEL-FM (95.3 FM; BRADY, TX; Owner: FARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Melvin:

  • K02GM (Channel 2; BRADY/ROCHELLE, TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K05EF (Channel 5; BRADY, ETC., TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K04GI (Channel 4; BRADY/ROCHELLE, TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Melvin)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Station, Various Locations (Lat: 31.227667 Lon: -99.473667), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNA500
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/2012, Expiration Date: 07/08/2022, Certifier: David B Trego
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • 1217179, 2 Miles East Of Melvin On Mcgee Road, Next To Us87 (Lat: 31.202778 Lon: -99.551667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQLG398
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/12/2010, Expiration Date: 01/12/2020, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • MELVIN, Cr 128 North Of Hwy 87 (Lat: 31.214278 Lon: -99.573333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQPA434, Licensee ID: L00588607
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, Certifier: Mike Higgins
    Registrant: West Central Wireless, L.P., 3389 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo, TX 76902, Phone: (325) 944-9016, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: W5LOB
    Grant Date: 01/19/1988, Expiration Date: 01/19/1998, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2000
    Registrant: Edsel T Malmstrom, Box 91 101 South, Melvin, TX 76858
  • Call Sign: WU5D
    Grant Date: 10/10/1996, Expiration Date: 10/10/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2008
    Registrant: Angel Vazquez Ayala, Melvin, TX 76858
  • Call Sign: KF5KDU, Licensee ID: L01624024
    Grant Date: 03/11/2011, Expiration Date: 03/11/2021, Certifier: James L Johnson
    Registrant: James L Johnson, Melvin, TX 76858

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3L-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30211 , Serial Number: 4692
    Registrant (Individual): Kelley Mclean, , Melvin, TX 76858

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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