Novice, Texas

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Population in 2013: 134 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 50  (37.6%)
Females: 84  (62.4%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip code: 79538

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,904 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Novice:

$32,904
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,245 (it was $11,766 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,126 (it was $23,300 in 2000)
Novice:

$35,126
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $24,993; Detached houses: $24,430; Mobile homes: $26,964

Median gross rent in 2012: $408.

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  • White alone - 131 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Novice: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (35.6%), German (30.5%), Irish (12.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 297 people per square mile   (very low).

Novice, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Novice:

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Novice city:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

3 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

This city:  2.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Novice, Texas as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Novice to the number of sex offenders is 45 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $256 (0.8%)

Novice satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (32.4 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (143.6 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (175.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lawn, TX (3.5 miles ), Coleman, TX (4.0 miles ), Tuscola, TX (4.3 miles ), Talpa, TX (4.4 miles ), Winters, TX (4.4 miles ), Jim Ned, TX (4.6 miles ), Buffalo Gap, TX (4.8 miles ), Potosi, TX (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 31.99 N, Longitude: 99.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 325

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

5.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-22.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Wholesale trade (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (57%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (26%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (21%)
  • Lawyers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (33%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Child care workers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)

Average climate in Novice, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Novice-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.5 miles away from the Novice city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Novice-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 70% 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 98.1 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 251.1 miles away from Novice 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 204.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 261.0 miles away from Novice 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 237.3 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 Coleman County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Novice topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Novice:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 34 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 48 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Angelo State University (about 63 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Tarleton State University (about 84 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Howard College (about 109 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Weatherford College (about 120 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Central Texas College (about 123 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)

Public high schools in Novice:

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Coleman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.2%
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Novice compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Novice city (based on Coleman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.80%
Here: 64.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents51.4%14.9%13.9%7.6%5.2%
Congregations42.9%19.0%2.4%14.3%2.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%1.1%1.0%0.9%1.2%
Congregations4.8%4.8%2.4%2.4%4.8%
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: 2
Coleman County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Coleman County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Coleman County:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Coleman County:

25.8%
Texas:

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

7.3%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($74.63)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($14.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($7.46)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($7.46)
    Hospital Public: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($89.55)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($37.31)

6.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
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 Brown County, TX  1.03% ($24,655 average AGI)
from Taylor County, TX  0.64% ($39,722)


7.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
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 Brown County, TX  1.30% ($23,000 average AGI)
to Taylor County, TX  0.88% ($30,160)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.39% ($25,636)

Strongest AM radio stations in Novice:

  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTA (1000 AM; daytime; 0 kW; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; BALLINGER, TX; Owner: GRAHAM BROTHERS COMM., L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Novice:

  • KXCT (102.3 FM; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXYL-FM (96.9 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGNZ (88.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KORQ (96.1 FM; WINTERS, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNCE (95.1 FM; BAIRD, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KULL (92.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Novice:

  • KKCP-LP (Channel 50; BALLINGER-COLEMAN, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • KXVA (Channel 15; ABILENE, TX; Owner: STAR BROADCASTING LIMITED)
  • KTAB-TV (Channel 32; ABILENE, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ABILENE, LLC)
  • KRBC-TV (Channel 9; ABILENE, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTES-LP (Channel 40; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • KPTC-LP (Channel 48; CISCO, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Novice)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Novice Water Tower, On Fm906, 0.58mi Ne Of Fm195 Intersection (Lat: 33.794417 Lon: -95.379139), Type: Tank, Structure height: 35.6 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQHF614
    Assigned Frequencies: 943.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2007, Expiration Date: 07/18/2017, Certifier: M. C Superville Jr.
    Registrant: Huffman Communications, Corsicana, TX 75151-1753, Phone: (903) 872-8306, Fax: (903) 872-6032, Email:
  • Novice ISD, 500 Hornet Blvd. (Lat: 31.986944 Lon: -99.622222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQLG515
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/2010, Expiration Date: 01/13/2020, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD5JOR, Licensee ID: L00221136
    Grant Date: 07/15/2011, Expiration Date: 07/15/2021, Certifier: Teresa L Spikes
    Registrant: Teresa L Spikes, 600 Cr 427, Novice, TX 79538

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Novice, TX
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