Point, Texas

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Population in 2013: 827 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 
Males: 441  (53.4%)
Females: 386  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75472.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,082 (it was $25,417 in 2000)
Point:

$36,082
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,985 (it was $11,946 in 2000)

Point city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,776 (it was $37,200 in 2000)
Point:

$72,776
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $74,830; Detached houses: $86,803; Townhouses or other attached units: $42,500; Mobile homes: $57,294

Median gross rent in 2012: $560.

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  • White alone - 832 (87.5%)
  • Hispanic - 61 (6.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 15 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Point: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (17.4%), German (14.7%), Irish (11.1%), English (6.3%), French (6.0%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.77 square miles.

Population density: 298 people per square mile   (very low).

Point, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Point:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Point city:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

33 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  3.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Point, Texas as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Point to the number of sex offenders is 37 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,089 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $868 (1.6%)

Point satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mesquite, TX (44.1 miles , pop. 124,523).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Garland, TX (44.4 miles , pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (54.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: East Tawakoni, TX (2.2 miles ), Lone Oak, TX (2.5 miles ), Emory, TX (2.7 miles ), West Tawakoni, TX (3.0 miles ), Hawk Cove, TX (3.6 miles ), Cumby, TX (3.8 miles ), Quinlan, TX (3.9 miles ), Campbell, TX (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.93 N, Longitude: 95.87 W

Area code: 903

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

5.3%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +146 (+22.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (42%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Point, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Point, Texas average temperatures Point, Texas average precipitation Point, Texas humidity Point, Texas wind speed Point, Texas snowfall Point, Texas sunshine Point, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Point-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/3/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Point city center .

On 6/6/1958, a category F3 tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Point-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 123.9 miles away from the city center
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 284.1 miles away from Point 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 161.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 260.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 262.9 miles away from Point center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rains County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Birthplace of: James Latane Noel, Jr. - Federal judge.

Hospitals and medical centers near Point:

  • SENIOR SUITE CARE AND REHAB, LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EMORY, TX)

Airports located in Point:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Point:

  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 22 miles; Commerce, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,890)
  • Eastfield College (about 47 miles; Mesquite, TX; FT enrollment: 8,323)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 48 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • Richland College (about 50 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 11,617)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 51 miles; Athens, TX; FT enrollment: 5,333)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (about 52 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 16,777)
  • Southern Methodist University (about 54 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 9,150)

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

Rains 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 78.3. This is about average.

City:

78.3
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.79. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.79
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.0%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 8.5% 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 city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Point compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 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 Point city (based on Rains County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.99%
Here: 29.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents32.1%13.5%13.0%12.2%29.3%
Congregations26.3%5.3%10.5%10.5%47.4%
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: 2
Rains County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Rains County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Rains County:

27.5%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,560$30,7200$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,080
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,400$28,8000$0
Water Supply 4$9,160$27,4801$252
Totals for Government 6$14,120$28,2402$1,332

Point government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,000 ($9.67)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $194,000 ($234.58)
    Financial Administration: $158,000 ($191.05)
    Sewerage: $65,000 ($78.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($35.07)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($10.88)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($8.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($9.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $158,000 ($191.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($10.88)

Point government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $44,000 ($53.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($43.53)
    All Other: $19,000 ($22.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $285,000 ($344.62)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($36.28)
    Total General Sales: $29,000 ($35.07)
    Public Utilities: $24,000 ($29.02)

Point government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $153,000 ($185.01)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $137,000 ($165.66)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $120,000 ($145.10)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $144,000 ($174.12)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $17,000 ($20.56)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($10.88)

Point government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $112,000 ($135.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($2.42)

9.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.23%
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 Hunt County, TX  1.68% ($28,393 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.84% ($45,643)
from Wood County, TX  0.66% ($27,773)


8.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.63%
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 Hunt County, TX  1.54% ($25,196 average AGI)
to Dallas County, TX  0.91% ($30,033)
to Wood County, TX  0.73% ($31,375)

Strongest AM radio stations in Point:

  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KMKI (620 AM; 5 kW; PLANO, TX; Owner: ABC, INC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Point:

  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KRVA-FM (107.1 FM; CAMPBELL, TX; Owner: FIRST BROADCASTING INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KIKT (93.5 FM; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KETR (88.9 FM; COMMERCE, TX; Owner: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE)
  • KMOO-FM (96.7 FM; MINEOLA, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCH (95.9 FM; SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Point:

  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • KNOK-LP (Channel 43; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: IGLESIA JESU CHRISTO ES MI REFUGIO, INC.)

Point fatal accident list:

Sep 10, 1997 11:04 AM, 69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 1, 1990 06:45 AM, 69, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1989 08:05 AM, 69, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 27, 1981 10:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Point)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 5 Mi S (Lat: 32.818167 Lon: -95.918306), Call Sign: KSV730
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2013, Expiration Date: 03/22/2023
    Registrant: Inter-County Communications, Inc., 222 Linda Drive, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, Phone: (903) 885-3101, Fax: (903) 885-3102, Email:
  • Int Of 3rd St & Hi 69 (Lat: 32.936222 Lon: -95.847472), Call Sign: WRU976
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.2600 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2004, Expiration Date: 11/30/2014
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • Telephone Ofc (Lat: 32.930389 Lon: -95.871639), Call Sign: WCB409
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2001, Expiration Date: 10/20/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/05/2001
    Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2537, Fax: (202) 336-7922, Email:
  • TAWAKONI, Near County Rd. 1480 & F.M. 47, 6 Miles South Of (Lat: 32.852778 Lon: -95.887500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Overall height: 83.2 m, Call Sign: WPVN408
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.262 MHz, 159.270 MHz, 159.277 MHz, 159.292 MHz, 159.337 MHz, 159.345 MHz, 159.352 MHz, 159.442 MHz, 159.450 MHz, 159.457 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/31/2012, Expiration Date: 07/19/2022, Certifier: Rodney E Schwarzlose Mr
    Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Dept, 4200 Smith School Rd, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-8096, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Point)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Point)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Most common first names in Point, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3072.8 years
John3073.1 years
William1972.1 years
Mary1778.4 years
Charles1373.0 years
Robert872.1 years
Billy867.4 years
Earl770.9 years
Willie782.3 years
George678.8 years
Most common last names in Point, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fenter1279.4 years
Carter1079.9 years
Williams971.9 years
Lynch885.9 years
Smith874.0 years
Turner772.6 years
Mcdonald781.1 years
Hooten773.2 years
Rabe769.7 years
Box660.0 years
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