Muleshoe, Texas

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Population in 2013: 5,123 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.1%
 
Males: 2,686  (52.4%)
Females: 2,437  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  29.0 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79347.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,196 (it was $25,519 in 2000)
Muleshoe:

$44,196
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,246 (it was $12,567 in 2000)

Muleshoe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $52,124 (it was $32,200 in 2000)
Muleshoe:

$52,124
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $740.

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  • Races in Muleshoe, TX (2010)

    Muleshoe races chart
    • 3,31964.3%Hispanic
    • 1,73633.7%White alone
    • 531.0%Black alone
    • 200.4%Two or more races
    • 170.3%Asian alone
    • 120.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Muleshoe: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (6.0%), United States (4.5%), English (2.9%), Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3792 feet

Land area: 3.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,497 people per square mile   (low).

Muleshoe, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Muleshoe:

  • High school or higher: 65.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Muleshoe city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

1,166 residents are foreign born (20.0% Latin America).

This city:

20.3%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Muleshoe, Texas as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Muleshoe to the number of sex offenders is 366 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,699 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $728 (2.1%)

Muleshoe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (67.0 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (229.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (356.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Sudan, TX (4.0 miles ), Earth, TX (4.3 miles ), South Sand Hills, TX (4.4 miles ), Farwell, TX (4.5 miles ), Texico, NM (4.6 miles ), Bovina, TX (4.7 miles ), Amherst, TX (4.8 miles ), Springlake, TX (4.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $215,800
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $305,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $305,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $305,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.23 N, Longitude: 102.73 W

Area code: 806

Muleshoe household income distribution Muleshoe home values distribution

Crime rates in Muleshoe by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000002010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.047.50.018.90.0
Rapes 441053262411N/A
per 100,000 86.384.522.20.0108.363.744.6139.647.295.119.018.9N/A
Robberies 1000000110010
per 100,000 21.60.00.00.00.00.00.023.323.60.00.018.90.0
Assaults 7751051513812111754
per 100,000 151.1147.9110.9215.8108.3318.5290.1186.2283.4261.4322.894.478.1
Burglaries 22304321514463284858234310
per 100,000 474.9634.0953.4453.31,105.1934.41,405.9651.61,133.71,378.3436.7812.1195.3
Thefts 87691001061109091656263678039
per 100,000 1,877.81,458.22,217.32,287.92,383.51,911.22,030.81,512.71,464.31,497.11,272.11,510.9761.6
Auto thefts 10561166121016652
per 100,000 215.8105.7133.0237.4130.0127.4267.8232.723.6142.6113.994.439.1
Arson 0001200102000
per 100,000 0.00.00.021.643.30.00.023.30.047.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 238.3214.6212.2191.0300.2274.7303.6289.1248.6402.9175.4208.380.9

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Crime rate in Muleshoe detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 12 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Muleshoe: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Muleshoe, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Muleshoe-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Muleshoe city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1957, a category F4 tornado 24.6 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Muleshoe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 2% 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 140.2 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 132.7 miles away from Muleshoe 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 275.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 218.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from Muleshoe center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 237.5 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 Bailey County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Muleshoe topographic map

Birthplace of: Lee Horsley - Television actor, Carmen Espinoza-Rodriquez - Singer-songwriter.

Hospitals and medical centers in Muleshoe:

  • MULESHOE AREA MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 708 S 1ST ST)
  • ACCESSCARE MULESHOE DIALYSIS (1100 WEST AVENUE J)
  • PARK VIEW NURSING CARE CENTER (1100 W AVE J)

Airports located in Muleshoe:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Muleshoe:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Portales, NM; Full-time enrollment: 4,263)
  • South Plains College (about 50 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 58 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 66 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 67 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 70 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Amarillo College (about 84 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)

Public high school in Muleshoe:

Public elementary/middle schools in Muleshoe:

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Library in Muleshoe:

  • MULESHOE AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $139,130; Location: 322 W 2ND ST; 17,550 books; 8,328 audio materials; 466 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Muleshoe: Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department (A), Bailey County Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Muleshoe include: Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), The Church of God of the First Born (C), Church of Christ (D), Trinity Baptist Church (E), Richland Hills Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Muleshoe include: Muleshoe City Park (1), City Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bailey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.2% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
56 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
44 people in nursing homes in 2000
16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Muleshoe, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Muleshoe compared to Texas state average:

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

Banks with branches in Muleshoe (2011 data):

  • Muleshoe State Bank: at 101 West American Boulevard, branch established on 1931/10/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $108.2 mil, Deposits: $98.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: High Plains Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Bank of Muleshoe: First Bank Of Muleshoe at West First Street And Avenue B, branch established on 1955/08/01. Info updated 2008/04/17: Bank assets: $107.1 mil, Deposits: $92.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Dg Partnership, Ltd

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.3
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (47%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Muleshoe city (based on Bailey County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,17413
Catholic1,4321
Mainline Protestant5852
Other3-
None1,971-
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
Bailey County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Bailey County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Bailey County:

27.4%
Texas:

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

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 6$18,759$37,5180$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,206$26,4720$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,366$36,7320$0
Police - Other 5$9,128$21,9070$0
Streets and Highways 3$6,842$27,3682$850
Solid Waste Management 3$6,667$26,6681$1,379
Parks and Recreation 0$0 31$4,845
Water Supply 5$15,056$36,1340$0
Local Libraries 3$6,918$27,6721$308
Other and Unallocable 1$2,316$27,7920$0
Totals for Government 33$86,258$31,36735$7,382

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

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($13.08)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $547,000 ($106.77)
    Water Utilities: $369,000 ($72.03)
    Financial Administration: $191,000 ($37.28)
    Libraries: $114,000 ($22.25)
    Fire Protection: $94,000 ($18.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($10.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($6.83)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($4.10)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($2.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $348,000 ($67.93)
    Fire Protection: $60,000 ($11.71)
    Police Protection: $57,000 ($11.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $820,000 ($160.06)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $241,000 ($47.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $55,000 ($10.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $674,000 ($131.56)
  • Tax - Property: $551,000 ($107.55)
    Total General Sales: $333,000 ($65.00)
    NEC: $126,000 ($24.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $456,000 ($89.01)

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
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 Lubbock County, TX  0.85% ($36,211 average AGI)
from Curry County, NM  0.80% ($25,611)
from Parmer County, TX  0.63% ($44,500)


8.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,239 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
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 Lubbock County, TX  1.59% ($34,222 average AGI)
to Lamb County, TX  0.66% ($24,067)
to Curry County, NM  0.62% ($30,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Muleshoe:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KCLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKA (680 AM; 1 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: CURRY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZZN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LITTLEFIELD, TX; Owner: EMIL MACHA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Muleshoe:

  • KMUL-FM (103.1 FM; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • K220FT (91.9 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKYC (102.3 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORP.)
  • KIJN-FM (92.3 FM; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSMX (107.5 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGRW (94.7 FM; FRIONA, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KRMQ-FM (101.5 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Muleshoe:

  • KENW (Channel 3; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPTF (Channel 18; FARWELL, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVIH-TV (Channel 12; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
Muleshoe fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Muleshoe fatal accident list:

Dec 23, 2002 09:22 PM, Us-70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 1993 03:52 PM, Austin, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 13, 1991 03:30 PM, E4thst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 2, 1988 02:08 PM, 70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 21, 1984 05:00 PM, W 3rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jul 4, 1980 01:24 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 1, 1975 04:49 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Most common first names in Muleshoe, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4678.0 years
John4372.1 years
James3874.4 years
Robert3172.2 years
Mary2976.4 years
Charles1975.7 years
Henry1682.0 years
Ruby1684.1 years
Arthur1677.2 years
Mildred1582.4 years
Most common last names in Muleshoe, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2676.5 years
Davis2678.1 years
Smith1676.1 years
Johnson1578.6 years
Taylor1375.8 years
Moore1382.1 years
Howard1172.0 years
Miller1178.3 years
Lambert1183.3 years
Harris1175.8 years
Businesses in Muleshoe, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1
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