For population 25 years and over in Petrolia:
For population 15 years and over in Petrolia city:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,538 (1.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (18.1 miles , pop. 104,197).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Tarrant, TX (99.2 miles , pop. 402,130).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (118.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Byers, TX (2.1 miles ), Dean, TX (3.2 miles ), Jolly, TX (3.4 miles) , Henrietta, TX (3.7 miles ), Sugden, OK (3.9 miles) , Ryan, OK (4.0 miles ), Hastings, OK (4.1 miles) , Waurika, OK (4.1 miles ).
Latitude: 34.01 N, Longitude: 98.23 W
Area code: 940
Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+2.4%).
Work and jobs in Petrolia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Petrolia, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Petrolia-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 226% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Petrolia city center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/26/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Petrolia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.2 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 63.9 miles away from Petrolia center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.6 miles away from Petrolia center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Clay County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Reed Hadley - Actor, Ray Harrell - Major League Baseball pitcher.
Hospitals/medical centers near Petrolia:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petrolia:
Public high school in Petrolia:
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.2%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Petrolia compared to Texas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Petrolia (based on Clay County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.21%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Petrolia government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,129 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:
10.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,460 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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Petrolia fatal accident list:
Dec 23, 2007 02:45 PM, Belmontst, Cliffst, Lat: 34.011492, Lon: -98.232592, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 16, 1998 11:05 AM, Sr-79, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 14, 1997 03:15 PM, 148, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 24, 1989 11:00 AM, Fm665, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 24, 1985 08:00 PM, 79, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 11, 1985 08:00 AM, Fm665, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 23, 1977 04:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: