For population 25 years and over in Olney:
For population 15 years and over in Olney city:
53 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,105 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (39.2 miles , pop. 104,197).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (93.3 miles , pop. 534,694).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (120.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Megargel, TX (3.4 miles ), Newcastle, TX (3.5 miles ), Jean-Loving, TX (3.7 miles ), Elbert, TX (3.8 miles) , Archer City, TX (4.2 miles ), Graham, TX (4.6 miles ), Windthorst, TX (4.8 miles ), Bryson, TX (5.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.37 N, Longitude: 98.76 W
Area code: 940
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Olney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -78 (-2.2%).
Work and jobs in Olney: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Olney, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Olney-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/18/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the Olney city center killed 2 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.7 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Olney-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 99.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from Olney center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/31/2002 at 09:57:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/5/2006 at 18:46:23, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from Olney center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Young County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Johnny Vaught - College football coach, Bob Lilly - former NFL football player, George D. Keathley - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Dave Gorrie - Baseball coach, George Wilde - Football player, Kyle Clifton - Football player.
Airports located in Olney:
Local government website: ci.olney.tx.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olney:
Public high school in Olney:
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.8%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.9% for Black residents, 41.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 58.0% for other race residents, 6.6% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
111 people in nursing homes in 2000
Olney compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Olney (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Olney (based on Young County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 90.44%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
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Olney government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.83% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,436 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,339 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Olney fatal accident list:
Aug 13, 2002 06:15 PM, Sr-79, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 28, 1989 02:56 PM, 79, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 30, 1989 09:45 AM, 114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 4, 1982 04:45 AM, 114, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 30, 1978 04:37 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 6, 1975 06:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Olney)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Olney, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Olney)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Olney)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2013.