Opdyke West, Texas

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Population in 2014: 178 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 85  (48.0%)
Females: 93  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  23.6 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip code: 79336

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,375 (it was $31,667 in 2000)
Opdyke West:

$40,375
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,576 (it was $15,261 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $13,355 (it was $28,800 in 2000)
Opdyke West:

$13,355
TX:

$161,500

Median gross rent in 2016: $944.

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    • 8448.3%White alone
    • 7744.3%Hispanic
    • 84.6%Black alone
    • 52.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Opdyke West: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (16.2%), Portuguese (3.4%), Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3470 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 750 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Opdyke West:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Opdyke West town:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 11.4%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

6 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America).

This town:

3.4%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,016 (6.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $395 (3.5%)

Opdyke West satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (24.3 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (267.6 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (323.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Levelland, TX (2.1 miles ), Smyer, TX (2.8 miles ), Sundown, TX (3.8 miles ), Ropesville, TX (3.9 miles ), Reese Center, TX (3.9 miles) , Anton, TX (4.1 miles ), Wolfforth, TX (4.2 miles ), Whiteface, TX (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 33.59 N, Longitude: 102.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 806

Opdyke West household income distribution Opdyke West home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+88.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (53%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Average climate in Opdyke West, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Opdyke West-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the Opdyke West town center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1970, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the town center killed 26 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Opdyke West-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 17% 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 96.8 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 237.7 miles away from Opdyke West 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 98.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from Opdyke West center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 220.7 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 Hockley County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Opdyke West topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Opdyke West:

  • COVENANT HOSPITAL LEVELLAND Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; LEVELLAND, TX)
  • LEVELLAND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; LEVELLAND, TX)
  • LEVELLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LEVELLAND, TX)
  • LYNWOOD NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LEVELLAND, TX)
  • SUNRISE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; SUNDOWN, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Opdyke West:

  • South Plains College (about 4 miles; Levelland, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,007)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 24 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 25 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 53 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 99 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Howard College (about 106 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)

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Hockley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.6%
(46.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Texas average:

14.3

Opdyke West travel time to work - commute Opdyke West mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Opdyke West town (based on Hockley County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,36641
Catholic3,8825
Mainline Protestant1,0046
Black Protestant1902
Other-1
None5,493-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Hockley County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Hockley County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hockley County:

26.5%
Texas:

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

16.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Opdyke West:

45.4%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Opdyke West:

43.0%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Opdyke West:

27.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Opdyke West:

18.6%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Opdyke West:

10.5%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

25.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Opdyke West:

56.9%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Opdyke West:

82.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Opdyke West, TX Residents
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$175
Totals for Government 0$0 1$175

Opdyke West government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($28.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($16.85)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($11.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($61.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($5.62)

Opdyke West government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $48,000 ($269.66)

Opdyke West government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $187,000 ($1050.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $184,000 ($1033.71)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($16.85)

Opdyke West government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,000 ($101.12)

7.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,576 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
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 Lubbock County, TX  2.42% ($31,363 average AGI)
from Cochran County, TX  0.36% ($32,741)
from Lamb County, TX  0.29% ($25,045)


8.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
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 Lubbock County, TX  3.63% ($30,174 average AGI)
to Lamb County, TX  0.29% ($28,045)
to Cochran County, TX  0.25% ($27,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in Opdyke West:

  • KLVT (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEVELLAND, TX; Owner: PAUL R. BEANE)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KZZN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LITTLEFIELD, TX; Owner: EMIL MACHA)
  • KKAM (1340 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRFE (580 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: KRFE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Opdyke West:

  • KAIQ (95.5 FM; WOLFFORTH, TX; Owner: LITTLEFIELD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K220EE (91.9 FM; LEVELLAND, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMX (100.3 FM; TAHOKA, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KONE (101.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KFMX-FM (94.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLLL-FM (96.3 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KQBR (99.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZII-FM (102.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTQ-FM (93.7 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KOHM (89.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • KEJS (106.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: BARTON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJAK (92.7 FM; SLATON, TX; Owner: WILLIAMS BROADCAST GROUP)
  • KTXT-FM (88.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • KAMY (90.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLVT-FM (105.5 FM; LEVELLAND, TX; Owner: PAUL R. BEANE)
  • KLZK (104.3 FM; BROWNFIELD, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KKCL (98.1 FM; LORENZO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Opdyke West:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJTV-TV (Channel 34; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KTXT-TV (Channel 5; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • KCBD (Channel 11; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KAMC (Channel 28; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: VHR LUBBOCK LICENSE, INC.)
  • KJTV-CA (Channel 32; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KXTQ-LP (Channel 46; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K48GB (Channel 48; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KUPT-LP (Channel 14; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KUPT (Channel 22; WOLFFORTH, TX; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBZO-LP (Channel 51; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGLR-LP (Channel 30; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: LUBBOCK TELEVISION COMPANY)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N7ULC, Licensee ID: L00753534, Grant Date: 10/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/04/2024, Certifier: Floyd K Epperson, Registrant: Floyd K Epperson, 165 Mandy Circle, Opdyke West, TX 79336

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Opdyke West compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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