Panhandle, Texas

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Population in 2013: 2,354 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 1,160  (49.3%)
Females: 1,194  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79068.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,402 (it was $41,686 in 2000)
Panhandle:

$61,402
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,061 (it was $21,640 in 2000)

Panhandle town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,899 (it was $54,400 in 2000)
Panhandle:

$97,899
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $590.

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  • Races in Panhandle, TX (2010)

    Panhandle races chart
    • 2,14687.5%White alone
    • 2409.8%Hispanic
    • 251.0%American Indian alone
    • 210.9%Two or more races
    • 140.6%Black alone
    • 60.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Panhandle: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.1%), Irish (13.1%), English (8.6%), Scottish (7.5%), United States (4.2%), Polish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3456 feet

Land area: 2.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,106 people per square mile   (low).

Panhandle,TX real estate house value index trend

Panhandle, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Panhandle:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Panhandle town:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

73 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This town:

3.3%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Panhandle, Texas as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Panhandle to the number of sex offenders is 610 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,516 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,807 (1.9%)

Panhandle satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (28.1 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (217.0 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (316.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: White Deer, TX (3.6 miles ), Claude, TX (4.1 miles ), Groom, TX (4.3 miles ), Skellytown, TX (4.4 miles ), Borger, TX (4.7 miles ), Fritch, TX (4.9 miles ), Lake Meredith Estates, TX (5.0 miles ), Sanford, TX (5.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $291,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $259,800
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $59,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.35 N, Longitude: 101.38 W

Area code: 806

Panhandle household income distribution Panhandle home values distribution

Crime rates in Panhandle by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 031020210001N/A
per 100,000 0.0110.937.90.076.70.076.439.80.00.00.039.7N/A
Robberies 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3104534635305
per 100,000 113.337.00.0152.8191.8111.8152.7238.6121.3208.2119.80.0205.1
Burglaries 58610444545753
per 100,000 188.8295.9227.2382.1153.4149.1152.7198.8161.7208.2279.6198.4123.1
Thefts 202227157715152020913
per 100,000 755.3813.61,022.3573.2268.5260.9572.7596.4808.4832.6359.439.7123.1
Auto thefts 4110000113141
per 100,000 151.137.037.90.00.00.00.039.840.4124.939.9158.741.0
Arson 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 81.4158.693.883.5126.245.0130.4125.474.0103.663.662.494.4

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Crime rate in Panhandle detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +236 (+10.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (41%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Panhandle, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Panhandle-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Panhandle town center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1995, a category F4 tornado 23.0 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Panhandle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 33% 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 164.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from Panhandle 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 218.2 miles away from the city 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 230.6 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 369.0 miles away from Panhandle center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.9 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 Carson County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Panhandle:

  • SAINT ANNS NURSING HOME (SPUR 293 HWY 60)

Airports located in Panhandle:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Panhandle:

  • Amarillo College (about 29 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 40 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 83 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 125 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 126 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Texas Tech University (about 126 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • South Plains College (about 135 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)

Public high school in Panhandle:

Public elementary/middle schools in Panhandle:

See full list of schools located in Panhandle

Library in Panhandle:

  • CARSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $219,161; Location: 401 MAIN ST; 42,973 books; 4,722 audio materials; 50 state licensed databases; 130 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Panhandle: Panhandle Fire Department (A), Carson County Square House Museum (B), Panhandle Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Panhandle include: Panther Stadium (1), Rotary Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Carson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CONWAY RESTAURANT & MOTEL (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Panhandle that have no violations reported:

  • CONWAY INN & RESTAURANT (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
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: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Panhandle in 2010:

  • 47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Panhandle in 2000:

  • 52 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Panhandle, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Panhandle compared to Texas state average:

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

Banks with branches in Panhandle (2011 data):

  • InterBank: Borger Branch at 400 N Main, branch established on 1997/12/04. Info updated 2011/08/30: Bank assets: $1,842.7 mil, Deposits: $1,589.2 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Olney Bancshares Of Texas, Inc.
  • Happy State Bank: Third And Euclid Branch at Third And Euclid Streets, branch established on 1927/05/06. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $1,840.0 mil, Deposits: $1,625.4 mil, headquarters in Happy, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Happy Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Wood (1%)

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 Panhandle town (based on Carson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,28913
Mainline Protestant8823
Catholic6283
Other2-
None1,381-
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
Carson County:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Carson County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Carson County:

27.2%
Texas:

26.6%
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 5$21,837$52,4090$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$15,315$45,9450$0
Health 1$3,058$36,6960$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,464$41,5680$0
Parks and Recreation 4$7,843$23,5290$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$11,481
Totals for Government 15$51,517$41,2145$11,481

7.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
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 Randall County, TX  1.19% ($33,542 average AGI)
from Gray County, TX  1.14% ($48,261)
from Potter County, TX  1.14% ($37,696)


7.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
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 Potter County, TX  1.44% ($35,931 average AGI)
to Randall County, TX  1.24% ($29,320)
to Gray County, TX  1.04% ($30,190)

Strongest AM radio stations in Panhandle:

  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KQTY (1490 AM; 1 kW; BORGER, TX; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KGRO (1230 AM; 1 kW; PAMPA, TX; Owner: PAMPA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Panhandle:

  • KQFX (104.3 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KZRK-FM (107.9 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXJ-FM (94.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXGL (100.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FEUER/MCCORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGNC-FM (97.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KACV-FM (89.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KATP (101.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KARX (95.7 FM; CLAUDE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KQIZ-FM (93.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMML-FM (96.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAEZ (105.7 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)
  • KXRI (91.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAVO (91.5 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAXH (90.9 FM; PAMPA, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Panhandle:

  • KACV-TV (Channel 2; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVII-TV (Channel 7; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • KCIT (Channel 14; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFDA-TV (Channel 10; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • KAMR-TV (Channel 4; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTMO-LP (Channel 36; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: ADELANTE TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCPN-LP (Channel 33; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KEAT-LP (Channel 22; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • K25GI (Channel 25; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KTXD-LP (Channel 43; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Panhandle fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Panhandle fatal accident list:

Mar 11, 2008 06:58 PM, 4th, Lat: 35.34606, Lon: -101.37698, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 31, 2003 05:00 PM, Chester, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 29, 1996 08:05 AM, Fm293, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 1, 1987 01:10 PM, 60w, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 8, 1984 08:06 PM, 60, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 4, 1981 09:07 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 3,200Total average daily traffic
  • 896Total average daily truck traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Panhandle

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Panhandle, TX
Most common first names in Panhandle, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2671.8 years
John2477.3 years
William2277.1 years
Mary2081.2 years
George1471.8 years
Robert1268.2 years
Thomas1079.7 years
Helen976.7 years
Ruby983.3 years
Joseph981.6 years
Most common last names in Panhandle, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1477.1 years
Williams1381.1 years
Bender1177.8 years
Miller1073.3 years
Meaker980.0 years
Cummings888.5 years
Brown880.1 years
Anderson671.4 years
Baker580.6 years
Johnson583.8 years
Businesses in Panhandle, TX
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1UPS1
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