For population 25 years and over in Olton:
For population 15 years and over in Olton city:
293 residents are foreign born (12.7% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $700 (1.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (45.1 miles , pop. 199,564).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (262.6 miles , pop. 448,607).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (322.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Springlake, TX (3.2 miles) , Hart, TX (3.8 miles ), Edmonson, TX (3.9 miles) , Earth, TX (4.0 miles ), Spade, TX (4.3 miles) , Hale Center, TX (4.3 miles ), Amherst, TX (4.4 miles ), Littlefield, TX (4.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 102.14 W
Area code: 806
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Crime in Olton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +173 (+8.2%).
Work and jobs in Olton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Olton, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Olton-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 181% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Olton city center killed 5 people and injured 51 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/21/1957, a category F4 tornado 17.9 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Olton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from Olton center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/7/2000 at 17:19:08, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1998 at 15:22:46, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from Olton center
On 3/28/2006 at 23:55:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lamb County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Jerry Sisemore - Player of football.
Hospitals/medical centers near Olton:
Airports located in Olton:
Local government website: www.oltontexas.com
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 21.5%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 26.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 29.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
69 people in nursing homes
Olton compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Olton (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Olton (based on Lamb County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.24%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
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Olton government finances in 2002:
7.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,204 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:
9.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,009 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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Olton fatal accident list:
Feb 15, 1997 09:40 AM, 70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 20, 1981 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 13, 1978 02:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Olton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Olton)
Businesses in Olton, TX