For population 25 years and over in Penelope:
For population 15 years and over in Penelope town:
31 residents are foreign born (9.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $770 (1.6%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+5.0%).
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
Penelope-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 205% 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 significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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: Floods: 4, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Penelope:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Penelope:
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Public high schools in Penelope:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.142. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.90. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.123. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.9%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 8.6% 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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Penelope compared to Texas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Penelope (based on Hill County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.09%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,179 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:
8.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,495 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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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
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: