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 2012: $43,804 (it was $34,979 in 2000)
Newgulf:

$43,804
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,117 (it was $15,488 in 2000)

Newgulf CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,274 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Newgulf:

$80,274
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $129,440; Detached houses: $145,431; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,009; Mobile homes: $54,447
Newgulf races chart
  • White alone - 1,934 (52.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,434 (39.1%)
  • Black alone - 270 (7.4%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newgulf: 122.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 134.4 square miles.

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

Newgulf, Texas map

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

For population 15 years and over in Newgulf CCD:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

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

Newgulf CCD:  1.6% ($811)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Newgulf satellite photo by USGS

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

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

5.0%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

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 below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 134.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 362.8 miles away from Newgulf 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 127.4 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 450.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 386.7 miles away from Newgulf center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.3 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 Wharton County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 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)

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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

Newgulf compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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 Newgulf CCD (based on Wharton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.88%
Here: 76.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of Christ
Adherents60.2%20.4%7.2%3.5%1.9%
Congregations16.4%24.6%14.8%6.6%6.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1.8%1.1%1.0%0.6%2.4%
Congregations3.3%1.6%8.2%3.3%14.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Wharton County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Wharton County:

30.5%
Texas:

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

19.6%
State:

15.7%

4.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,181 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 Fort Bend County, TX  1.03% ($36,868 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.78% ($34,878)
from Matagorda County, TX  0.38% ($30,145)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
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 Fort Bend County, TX  1.06% ($34,385 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  1.03% ($29,592)
to Matagorda County, TX  0.41% ($35,317)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Newgulf, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

Newgulf fatal accident list:

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