Newgulf, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 3,627.
Males: 1,882  (51.9%)
Females: 1,745  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 77420

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,298 (it was $34,979 in 2000)
Newgulf:

$54,298
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,268 (it was $15,488 in 2000)

Newgulf CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $134,646 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Newgulf:

$134,646
TX:

$200,400
March 2019 cost of living index in Newgulf: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Newgulf, TX (2000)
    • 1,93452.8%White alone
    • 1,43439.1%Hispanic
    • 2707.4%Black alone
    • 160.4%Two or more races
    • 70.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 134.4 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

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

1.6% ($811)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sugar Land, TX (32.4 miles , pop. 63,328).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (50.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Boling, TX (1.4 miles ),
Boling-Iago, TX (1.4 miles ),
Iago, TX (1.6 miles),
Wharton, TX (3.1 miles ),
Hungerford, TX (3.6 miles ),
Needville, TX (3.6 miles ),
Damon, TX (3.7 miles ),
Kendleton, TX (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 29.24 N, Longitude: 95.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 979

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

7.7%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Newgulf, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.2%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (23.6%)
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.7%)
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Newgulf, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in Newgulf, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Newgulf-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Newgulf place center injured one person.

On 4/19/1965, a category F3 tornado 14.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newgulf-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.4 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) earthquake occurred 134.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/2018 at 16:28:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 205.9 miles away from Newgulf center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wharton County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Newgulf:

  • WHARTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WHARTON, TX)
  • WHARTON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WHARTON, TX)
  • AVALON PLACE WHARTON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WHARTON, TX)
  • BEASLEY STREET HOUSE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NEEDVILLE, TX)
  • SPJST REST HOME NO 2 (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NEEDVILLE, TX)
  • SEA BREEZE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BAY CITY, TX)
  • MATAGORDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; BAY CITY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newgulf:

  • Wharton County Junior College (about 10 miles; Wharton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,009)
  • Brazosport College (about 36 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 42 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • Alvin Community College (about 45 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 46 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (about 47 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,023)
  • Rice University (about 47 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 6,713)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Newgulf: Wharton County Sheriff's Office (A), Boling Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Newgulf include: Bethlehem Church (A), Mount Pen Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Shiloh Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Neal Lake (A), New Gulf Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gardner Slough (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Wharton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Texas:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.6%
Whole state:

71.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

4.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.4%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.7%
53 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Newgulf:

Marital status in Newgulf, TX
  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Newgulf:

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.4
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Newgulf, TX (based on Wharton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic18,11010
Evangelical Protestant10,55048
Mainline Protestant3,32916
Black Protestant1,1697
Other3343
None7,788-
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: 8
Here:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Here:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Wharton County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wharton County:

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.6%
Texas:

15.7%

5.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
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 Fort Bend County, TX  1.12% ($51,826 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  1.02% ($49,364)
from Matagorda County, TX  0.31% ($38,800)


4.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,303 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
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 Fort Bend County, TX  0.89% ($51,816 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.83% ($42,733)
to Matagorda County, TX  0.38% ($31,933)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newgulf:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • DKFCC (1270 AM; 3 kW; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: CHAMELEON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KANI (1500 AM; 1 kW; WHARTON, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Newgulf:

  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRTS (92.1 FM; SEABROOK, TX; Owner: KRTS, INC.)
  • KJOJ-FM (103.3 FM; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPTY (104.9 FM; MISSOURI CITY, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

TV broadcast stations around Newgulf:

  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
Newgulf fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Newgulf fatal accident list:

May 25, 1981 11:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Mach G, Lat: 29.250028 Lon: -95.893528, Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQMI310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Janie Leblanc, Registrant: Skynet Communications, 6630 Fm 1463 Rd. Suite B500, Katy, TX 77494, Phone: (281) 293-7900, Email:
  • Bickham C, Lat: 29.250361 Lon: -95.893111, Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQMI310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Janie Leblanc, Registrant: Skynet Communications, 6630 Fm 1463 Rd. Suite B500, Katy, TX 77494, Phone: (281) 293-7900, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newgulf, TX
  • 41.3%Electricity
  • 32.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.3%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newgulf, TX
  • 52.3%Electricity
  • 26.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.3%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Wood


Newgulf compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Newgulf on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
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