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 2019: $86,674 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Mentone:

$86,674
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,688 (it was $24,084 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $32,198 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Mentone:

$32,198
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $236,411; detached houses: $208,700; mobile homes: $301,865
March 2019 cost of living index in Mentone: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Mentone, TX (2000)
    • 6089.6%White alone
    • 710.4%Hispanic



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Mentone, Texas as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mentone is 19 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 673.1 square miles.

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

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

0.0% ($0)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

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

Distribution of median household income in Mentone, TX in 2019
Mentone satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

0.4%
Texas:

8.0%

Average climate in Mentone, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 306% 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 Mentone center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 26.4 miles away from Mentone 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 Mentone center
On 2/18/2020 at 13:28:06, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/2010 at 00:03:55, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.8 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 Loving County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Other: 1 (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)

Points of interest:

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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

For population 15 years and over in Mentone:

Marital status in Mentone, TX
  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mentone, TX (based on Loving County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61
None76-
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.7%
Texas:

26.6%

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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 467 State Highway 302 (Lat: 31.776083 Lon: -103.347111), Call Sign: WRCI582,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.375 MHz, 457.375 MHz, Grant Date: 10/11/2018, Expiration Date: 10/11/2028, Certifier: Cameron Musgrove, Registrant: Mlp Operating, LLC., One William Center, Tulsa, OK 74102, Phone: (405) 727-1621, Fax: (405) 727-3576
  • ANDERSON METER, 7.2m East Of Mentone, Tx / 3.5m South Hwy 302 (Lat: 31.704167 Lon: -103.476306), Type: Upole, Structure height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WRDF203,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.262 MHz, Grant Date: 04/15/2019, Expiration Date: 04/15/2029, Certifier: Don J Clevenger, Registrant: Oncor /. Hcl, 1616 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (214) 486-5230, Email:
  • Lat: 31.708000 Lon: -103.597722, Call Sign: WREM369,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.062 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2019, Expiration Date: 11/04/2029, Certifier: Jose D Mena, Registrant: Kamstrup Water Metering, LLC, 245 Hembree Park Drive, Ste. 110, Roswell, GA 30076, Phone: (404) 835-6716

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

96 (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, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Harlan B Hopper, Registrant: Harlan B Hopper, Mentone, TX 79754



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.
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