Mentone, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 56.
Males: 30  (53.7%)
Females: 26  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,747 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Mentone:

$38,747
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,734 (it was $24,084 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,384 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Mentone:

$84,384
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $196,985; Detached houses: $90,085; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $71,120
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  • White alone - 60 (89.6%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (10.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mentone: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 673.1 square miles.

Population density: 0.08 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mentone:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mentone CCD:

  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mentone, Texas as of April 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mentone to the number of sex offenders is 56 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Mentone CCD:  0.0% ($0)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Mentone satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (73.1 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (165.5 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (344.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Wink, TX (5.2 miles ), Barstow, TX (5.2 miles ), Pecos, TX (5.3 miles ), Kermit, TX (5.5 miles ), Jal, NM (5.7 miles ), Pyote, TX (5.8 miles) , Toyah, TX (6.0 miles) , Wickett, TX (6.3 miles ).

Latitude: 31.81 N, Longitude: 103.61 W

Area code: 432

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

8.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Mentone, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Mentone-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1999, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Mentone place center caused $20,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1992, a category F2 tornado 8.9 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Mentone-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 107.1 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 46.7 miles away from Mentone center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 186.0 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 74.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from Mentone center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Loving County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mentone:

  • Odessa College (about 73 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 76 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 90 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Sul Ross State University (about 101 miles; Alpine, TX; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 117 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Howard College (about 131 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • South Plains College (about 142 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)

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Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Mentone 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.
  • Foreign-born population 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (39%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Food Environment Statistics:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Loving County:

24.7%
Texas:

26.6%

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.

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


10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Mentone:

  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KERB (600 AM; 1 kW; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KIUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; PECOS, TX; Owner: PECOS RADIO CO,INC)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mentone:

  • KPTX (98.3 FM; PECOS, TX; Owner: PARADAY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mentone:

  • KWES-TV (Channel 9; ODESSA, TX; Owner: MIDESSA TELEVISION COMPANY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mentone)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5UAD, Licensee ID: L01390860
    Grant Date: 04/16/2008, Expiration Date: 04/16/2018, Certifier: Harlan B Hopper
    Registrant: Harlan B Hopper, Mentone, TX 79754

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