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Population in 2012: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.7%
 

Males: 68  (64.5%)
Females: 38  (35.5%)

Median resident age:  52.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip code: 79539

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,901 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
O'Brien:

$36,901
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,967

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $25,840 (it was $23,600 in 2000)
O'Brien:

$25,840
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $22,617; Detached houses: $20,657; Mobile homes: $28,333

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  • White alone - 57 (53.8%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (44.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in O'Brien: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.5%), English (6.8%), Scottish (1.2%), United States (1.2%), West Indian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1573 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 210 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in O'Brien:

  • High school or higher: 62.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in O'Brien city:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 68.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.3%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (64.8 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (152.0 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (181.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Knox City, TX (1.7 miles ), Rochester, TX (2.1 miles ), Weinert, TX (3.2 miles) , Munday, TX (3.7 miles ), Rule, TX (3.7 miles ), Benjamin, TX (3.8 miles ), Haskell, TX (4.1 miles ), Goree, TX (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 33.38 N, Longitude: 99.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 940

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-12.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (49%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (30%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (60%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (29%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)


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Tornado activity:

O'Brien-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 113% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the O'Brien city center killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1962, a category F4 tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

O'Brien-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 96% 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 58.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from O'Brien center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Haskell County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near O'Brien:

  • MUNDAY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MUNDAY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to O'Brien:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 64 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,947)
  • Midwestern State University (about 84 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Cameron University (about 118 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 3,904)
  • Texas Tech University (about 118 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 119 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Tarleton State University (about 125 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • Weatherford College (about 127 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 2,623)
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Haskell 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: 2.9%
(2.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in O'Brien, TX

O'Brien compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


O'Brien travel time to work - commute


O'Brien mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (17%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for O'Brien city (based on Haskell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 107.78%
Here107.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents65.1%9.5%8.8%6.5%4.2%
Congregations37.9%3.4%17.2%10.3%6.9%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.5%0.8%0.3%
Congregations6.9%3.4%3.4%3.4%6.9%
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: 3
Haskell County:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Haskell County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Haskell County:

27.1%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Haskell County:

15.2%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2006)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$275
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$42
Sewerage 0$0 1$650
Totals for Government 0$0 3$967

O'Brien government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($292.45)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($75.47)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($75.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($66.04)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($94.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($9.43)

O'Brien government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($75.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($311.32)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($103.77)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($37.74)

O'Brien government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($113.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($75.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($37.74)

O'Brien government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($28.30)

7.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jones County, TX  0.86% ($19,063 average AGI)
from Taylor County, TX  0.70% ($22,462)


8.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Taylor County, TX  1.44% ($27,926 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.96% ($20,611)
to Knox County, TX  0.64% ($18,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in O'Brien:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in O'Brien:

  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOES (106.9 FM; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: TEXAS GULFWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around O'Brien:

  • KIDT-LP (Channel 43; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • KNOX, 3 Mi W Of O Brien (Lat: 33.388694 Lon: -99.891611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WPWE988, Licensee ID: L00004077
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2012, Expiration Date: 11/01/2022, Certifier: Charles H Derrick Jr.
    Registrant: Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., 2404 Lasalle Avenue, Waco, TX 76702-2585, Phone: (254) 750-6385, Fax: (254) 750-6590, Email:


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