Palo Pinto, Texas

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Population in 2010: 333.
Males: 175  (52.8%)
Females: 158  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

29.0 years
Texas median age:

35.5 years

Zip codes: 76484.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $59,478
Palo Pinto:

$59,478
TX:

$66,963

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $28,986

Palo Pinto CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $149,517
Palo Pinto:

$149,517
TX:

$237,400

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $74,318; detached houses: $74,157

Median gross rent in 2021: $483.

March 2022 cost of living index in Palo Pinto: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 0.0%

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  • Races in Palo Pinto, TX (2021)
    • 7341.5%White alone
    • 5933.5%Hispanic
    • 3017.0%Black alone
    • 158.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Palo Pinto, Texas as of February 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palo Pinto is 116 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (10.6%), American (8.2%), Dutch (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1044 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $3,148 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,293 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Worth, TX (56.1 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (87.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Palo Pinto-Santo, TX (2.8 miles ),
Mineral Wells, TX (3.4 miles ),
Graford, TX (3.5 miles ),
Gordon, TX (4.0 miles ),
Cool, TX (4.1 miles),
Millsap, TX (4.1 miles ),
Mingus, TX (4.2 miles ),
Strawn, TX (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 32.77 N, Longitude: 98.30 W

Area code: 940

Distribution of median household income in Palo Pinto, TX in 2021
Distribution of house value in Palo Pinto, TX in 2021
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

4.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.7. This is about average.

City:

64.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 3.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.13
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Palo Pinto-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.3 miles away from the Palo Pinto place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palo Pinto-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 458% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Palo Pinto center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 144.5 miles away from Palo Pinto center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 264.7 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 344.8 miles away from Palo Pinto center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 238.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 258.5 miles away from Palo Pinto center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palo Pinto County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 12, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Palo Pinto:

  • MINERAL WELLS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • MINERAL WELLS NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • PALO PINTO NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • RESORT LODGE INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • NORTHWEST 23RD STREET (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • USRC MINERAL WELLS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)

Airports located in Palo Pinto:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palo Pinto:

  • Weatherford College (about 30 miles; Weatherford, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,080)
  • Tarleton State University (about 39 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Cisco College (about 48 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Texas Christian University (about 55 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 57 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 33,775)
  • The University of Texas at Arlington (about 69 miles; Arlington, TX; FT enrollment: 27,453)
  • University of North Texas (about 74 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)

Public elementary/middle school in Palo Pinto:

  • PALO PINTO EL (Students: 91, Location: 821 OAK ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Palo Pinto

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Notable locations in Palo Pinto: Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum (A), Palo Pinto Fire Department (B), Palo Pinto First Responders (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Palo Pinto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.4%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households
97 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Palo Pinto (2011 data):

  • The Comanche National Bank: Palo Pinto Branch at 539 Oak Street, branch established on 1987/04/27. Info updated 2008/03/12: Bank assets: $281.7 mil, Deposits: $241.9 mil, headquarters in Comanche, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Comanche National Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Palo Pinto:

Marital status in Palo Pinto, TX
  • Never married: 51.0%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Palo Pinto:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.6
Texas average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palo Pinto, TX (based on Palo Pinto County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,67961
Mainline Protestant1,37610
Catholic1,1523
Other4293
Black Protestant1861
None12,289-
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: 8
Here:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Here:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

9.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Pinto County:

29.2%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Palo Pinto County:

18.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Palo Pinto:

  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • 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)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJSA (1120 AM; daytime; 0 kW; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: JERRY SNYDER AND ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palo Pinto:

  • KFWR (95.9 FM; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: LKCM RADIO GROUP, LP)
  • KDXX (107.1 FM; BENBROOK, TX; Owner: KCYT-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTFW-FM (92.1 FM; GLEN ROSE, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KYQX (89.5 FM; WEATHERFORD, TX; Owner: CSSI NON-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Palo Pinto:

  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)

Palo Pinto fatal accident list:

Aug 5, 2010 07:55 AM, Us-180, Lat: 32.768033, Lon: -98.306225, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.1mTotal length
  • $5,000Total costs
  • 5,912Total average daily traffic
  • 805Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,620Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Palo Pinto, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Palo Pinto, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palo Pinto)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Near Int Us 180 & Tx 16 8 Mi W (Lat: 32.726944 Lon: -98.432222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: KLX811,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2014, Expiration Date: 06/15/2024, Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Rd Bldg D, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-8096, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:
  • 1348 Palo Pinto Highway (Lat: 32.777361 Lon: -98.273583), Call Sign: WQZD205,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.362 MHz, 451.612 MHz, 456.362 MHz, 456.612 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2017, Expiration Date: 04/10/2027, Certifier: Chris Turner, Registrant: Murphy Communications Inc., 2230 Jernigan Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Phone: (904) 398-2984, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5IQH, Licensee ID: L00856610, Grant Date: 06/24/2014, Expiration Date: 07/19/2024, Certifier: John W Arendall, Registrant: John W Arendall, 1865 North Wilson Road, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
  • Call Sign: KI5SHG, Licensee ID: L02497440, Grant Date: 10/28/2021, Expiration Date: 10/28/2031, Certifier: Barbara J Salter, Registrant: Barbara J Salter, 1740 Ward Mountain Rd, Palo Pinto, TX 76484

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4200Y, N4200Y, N-4200Y, Serial Number: 964-77, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 02/10/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 370, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-TAC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 47085, N47085, N-47085, Serial Number: C-1321-TA, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/28/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Dan F Bida, 1648 N Lakeview Dr, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7964X, N7964X, N-7964X, Serial Number: 17248464, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 06/19/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry T Edwards, 32 Long Dr, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5673C, N5673C, N-5673C, Serial Number: 15629, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 02/17/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 08/23/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Charles A Buzbee, Po Box 333, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/10/2018

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 27. The highest number of fire incidents - 83 took place in 2018, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Palo Pinto, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (78.2%), and Structure Fires (11.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palo Pinto, TX
    • 33878.2%Outside Fires
    • 5011.6%Structure Fires
    • 235.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 214.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palo Pinto, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palo Pinto, TX
  • 68.2%Electricity
  • 31.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palo Pinto, TX
  • 100.0%Electricity


Palo Pinto compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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