Penelope, Texas

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Population in 2013: 198 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.2%
 
Males: 106  (53.7%)
Females: 92  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76676.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,592 (it was $31,667 in 2000)
Penelope:

$40,592
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,896 (it was $12,739 in 2000)

Penelope town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,018 (it was $21,800 in 2000)
Penelope:

$45,018
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $40,099; Detached houses: $42,571; Mobile homes: $33,326

Median gross rent in 2012: $567.

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  • White alone - 144 (72.7%)
  • Hispanic - 50 (25.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.0%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Penelope: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Czech (23.5%), Irish (12.4%), English (6.2%), German (4.2%), French (3.6%), United States (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 194 people per square mile   (very low).

Penelope,TX real estate house value index trend

Penelope, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Penelope:

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Penelope town:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

33 residents are foreign born

This town:  11.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Penelope, Texas as of April 20, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Penelope to the number of sex offenders is 99 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $330 (0.8%)

Penelope satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (25.2 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Arlington, TX (59.6 miles , pop. 332,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (65.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Malone, TX (2.1 miles ), Mount Calm, TX (2.7 miles ), Hubbard, TX (2.8 miles ), Bynum, TX (3.0 miles ), Abbott, TX (3.0 miles ), Leroy, TX (3.2 miles ), West, TX (3.2 miles ), Dawson, TX (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 31.86 N, Longitude: 96.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 254

Penelope household income distribution Penelope home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+5.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (21%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)

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

Average climate in Penelope, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Penelope-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Penelope town center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 tornado 26.4 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Penelope-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% 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 238.2 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 396.8 miles away from Penelope center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 195.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 222.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from Penelope center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.7 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 Hill County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Penelope topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Penelope:

  • HILLCREST MEDICAL CENTER AT WEST (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WEST, TX)
  • WEST REST HAVEN INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WEST, TX)
  • FMC HILLSBORO KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)
  • TOWN HALL ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)
  • CANTERBURY VILLA OF HILLSBORO (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)
  • HOMESTEAD NURSING AND REHABILITATION OF HILLSBORO (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)
  • UNDERWOOD HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Penelope:

  • Hill College (about 15 miles; Hillsboro, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,968)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 18 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • McLennan Community College (about 24 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Baylor University (about 25 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • Navarro College (about 30 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Cedar Valley College (about 54 miles; Lancaster, TX; FT enrollment: 3,603)
  • Dallas Baptist University (about 59 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 4,280)

Public high schools in Penelope:

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Notable location: Penelope Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.4. This is about average.

City:

81.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.117. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.117
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.262. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.262
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.6%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Penelope compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Penelope town (based on Hill County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.09%
Here: 51.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurches of Christ
Adherents44.1%13.8%9.5%5.9%5.8%
Congregations30.8%11.5%3.8%3.8%16.7%
NameLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.2%4.2%2.9%2.7%6.9%
Congregations3.8%2.6%3.8%2.6%20.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Hill County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Hill County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Hill County:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hill County:

28.5%
Texas:

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

14.9%
State:

15.7%
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$150
Totals for Government 0$0 1$150

8.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
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 McLennan County, TX  1.19% ($30,037 average AGI)
from Johnson County, TX  0.89% ($35,510)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.81% ($41,763)


8.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
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 McLennan County, TX  1.27% ($31,034 average AGI)
to Johnson County, TX  0.86% ($37,899)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.78% ($38,326)

Strongest AM radio stations in Penelope:

  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • 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.)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Penelope:

  • KDOS (107.9 FM; ROBINSON, TX; Owner: KICI-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBRQ (102.5 FM; HILLSBORO, TX; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Penelope:

  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KNAV-LP (Channel 30; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: NAVARRO COLLEGE)

Penelope fatal accident list:

May 3, 2004 02:45 PM, Fm308, Hcr3222, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF5TZO, Licensee ID: L01769167
    Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: James W Veselka
    Registrant: James W Veselka, 409 Hcr 3110 South, Penelope, TX 76676

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5274X , Serial Number: 176, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Shirley A Holub, Po Box 143, Penelope, TX 76676
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9029P , Serial Number: 24-4491, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Jackie D Wright, 5470 Fm 2114, Penelope, TX 76676

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Penelope, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary788.2 years
John676.2 years
Annie581.8 years
Charles387.3 years
Anna385.7 years
James375.0 years
Edward372.0 years
Louis374.7 years
Willie374.3 years
Agnes279.5 years
Most common last names in Penelope, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Marek773.3 years
Green469.0 years
Watson458.5 years
Kucera365.0 years
Cernosek379.0 years
Kocian381.3 years
Beseda379.0 years
Domesle376.3 years
Hanzlicek367.0 years
Lucko374.0 years
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