Oakwood, Texas

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Population in 2013: 511 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 
Males: 279  (54.6%)
Females: 232  (45.4%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75855.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,553 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Oakwood:

$33,553
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,036 (it was $16,371 in 2000)

Oakwood town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,816 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Oakwood:

$44,816
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $43,289; Detached houses: $49,378; Townhouses or other attached units: $83,118; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $17,113; Mobile homes: $25,261

Median gross rent in 2012: $720.

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  • White alone - 318 (62.4%)
  • Black alone - 149 (29.2%)
  • Hispanic - 36 (7.1%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oakwood: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.3%), German (7.9%), English (6.7%), French (3.3%), Dutch (1.7%), United States (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 281 feet

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 466 people per square mile   (low).

Oakwood,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Oakwood:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oakwood town:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Oakwood, Texas as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oakwood to the number of sex offenders is 57 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $491 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $282 (0.6%)

Oakwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (61.1 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (98.4 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (100.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Butler, TX (2.8 miles ), Buffalo, TX (3.9 miles ), Elkhart, TX (4.0 miles ), Palestine, TX (4.2 miles ), Fairfield, TX (4.5 miles ), Montalba-Tennessee Colony, TX (4.7 miles ), Grapeland, TX (4.8 miles ), Jewett, TX (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 31.58 N, Longitude: 95.85 W

Area code: 903

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

5.0%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -56 (-10.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (28%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Oakwood, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Oakwood-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/1987, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Oakwood town center killed one person and injured 59 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/31/1974, a category F3 tornado 16.1 miles away from the town center injured 4 people.

Earthquake activity:

Oakwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 82% 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 304.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.4 miles away from Oakwood 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 454.9 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 235.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 325.1 miles away from Oakwood center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 327.5 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 Leon County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oakwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oakwood:

  • PALESTINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PALESTINE, TX)
  • WESTWOOD COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PALESTINE, TX)
  • COPPER CREEK PLAZA (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BUFFALO, TX)

Airports located in Oakwood:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakwood:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 43 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,333)
  • Navarro College (about 52 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 62 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 62 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • Sam Houston State University (about 63 miles; Huntsville, TX; FT enrollment: 16,233)
  • Angelina College (about 70 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,478)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 73 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)

Public high school in Oakwood:

Public elementary/middle school in Oakwood:

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Notable location: East Leon County Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oakwood and their reported violations in the past:

BUTLER WSC (Population served: 1,749, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.5%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Oakwood compared to Texas state average:

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

Banks with branches in Oakwood (2011 data):

  • The Oakwood State Bank: at 300 Main Street, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2010/08/26: Bank assets: $4.3 mil, Deposits: $3.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Utility gas (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oakwood town (based on Leon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.15%
Here: 62.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents44.6%18.4%15.7%8.1%13.2%
Congregations16.9%20.3%30.5%5.1%27.1%
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: 7
Leon County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Leon County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Leon County:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Leon County:

26.1%
Texas:

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

18.9%
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
Financial Administration 1$1,714$20,5680$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,705$34,2300$0
Water Supply 1$2,392$28,7040$0
Totals for Government 4$9,811$29,4330$0

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $124,000 ($242.66)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($66.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($35.23)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($25.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $35,000 ($68.49)

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

  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $137,000 ($268.10)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($33.27)
    Total General Sales: $15,000 ($29.35)

8.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
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 Harris County, TX  1.01% ($53,102 average AGI)
from Freestone County, TX  0.65% ($41,447)
from Brazos County, TX  0.48% ($39,536)


7.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
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 Brazos County, TX  0.81% ($35,532 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.60% ($38,943)
to Anderson County, TX  0.59% ($34,294)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oakwood:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oakwood:

  • KNES (99.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, TX; Owner: J & J COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBHT (93.5 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: NICOL BROADCASTING LTD.)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCJ (105.9 FM; CENTERVILLE, TX; Owner: GOOD SAMARITAN COMMUNICATIONS OF PIOCHE, INC.)
  • KYYK (98.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KIVY-FM (92.7 FM; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: LEON HUNT)
  • K202CE (88.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oakwood:

  • K24DS (Channel 24; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: ETERNAL TRUTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • K17BP (Channel 17; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTWC-LP (Channel 12; CROCKETT, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Oakwood fatal accident list:

May 23, 2008 07:14 PM, Fm542, Lat: 31.57891, Lon: -95.84362, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 13, 2005 01:35 PM, Us-79, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 10, 1987 05:45 AM, Fm542, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 8, 1986 01:35 PM, 79, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Route 2 Box 553 (Lat: 31.548250 Lon: -95.935417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.2 m, Call Sign: KNKN888
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Lisa M Minney, Texas State Highway 79 (Lat: 31.548250 Lon: -95.935417), Type: 97.2, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7244162516, Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Lisa M Minney, Texas State Highway 79 (Lat: 31.548250 Lon: -95.935417), Type: 97.2, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7244162516, Monica.Gambino@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oakwood)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oakwood, TX
Most common first names in Oakwood, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2370.6 years
Mary2081.0 years
Robert1973.9 years
John1671.6 years
William1577.0 years
Willie1375.9 years
Joe979.0 years
Emma981.1 years
Charlie876.9 years
Ruby862.2 years
Most common last names in Oakwood, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4181.7 years
Jones2072.9 years
Woodard1881.8 years
Jackson1479.6 years
Davis1376.6 years
Durham1278.3 years
Moore1183.4 years
Manning1074.8 years
Shed974.3 years
Smith978.8 years

Businesses in Oakwood, TX

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