Ponder, Texas

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Population in 2013: 1,458 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +187.6%
Males: 696  (47.7%)
Females: 762  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 76259.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $77,964 (it was $54,107 in 2000)
Ponder:

$77,964
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,926 (it was $23,922 in 2000)

Ponder town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,428 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Ponder:

$147,428
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $148,644; Detached houses: $147,797

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,009.

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  • Races in Ponder, TX (2010)

    Ponder races chart
    • 1,15382.7%White alone
    • 17512.5%Hispanic
    • 362.6%Black alone
    • 231.6%Two or more races
    • 50.4%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ponder: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.1%), English (11.2%), United States (10.0%), Irish (8.6%), French (7.9%), Swedish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 733 feet

Land area: 3.17 square miles.

Population density: 459 people per square mile   (low).

Ponder,TX real estate house value index trend

Ponder, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Ponder:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ponder town:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

45 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Africa).

This town:

2.9%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Ponder, Texas as of February 09, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Ponder to the number of sex offenders is 145 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,564 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,404 (1.8%)

Ponder satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Denton, TX (9.4 miles , pop. 80,537).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Tarrant, TX (22.0 miles , pop. 402,130).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (39.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: DISH, TX (1.9 miles ), Justin, TX (2.5 miles ), Corral City, TX (2.5 miles) , Krum, TX (2.6 miles ), Northlake, TX (2.6 miles ), Argyle, TX (2.7 miles ), Denton, TX (3.1 miles ), Bartonville, TX (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $53,400
  • 2004: 54 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 79 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.18 N, Longitude: 97.29 W

Area code: 940

Ponder household income distribution Ponder home values distribution

Property values in Ponder, TX

Crime rates in Ponder (2005):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (277.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (277.0 per 100,000)
  • 10 thefts (1,385.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (138.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 147.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 312.9)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+21.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (37%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Ponder, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ponder-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the Ponder town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ponder-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 77% 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 201.9 miles away from the city 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 113.4 miles away from Ponder 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 111.7 miles away from the city 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 128.4 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 410.1 miles away from Ponder 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 110.7 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 Denton County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ponder topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ponder:

  • LONG MEADOW CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JUSTIN, TX)
  • LONGMEADOW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JUSTIN, TX)
  • PINON HOUSE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; KRUM, TX)
  • ARC HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; DENTON, TX)
  • LAUREL HOUSE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; KRUM, TX)
  • TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL DENTON Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; DENTON, TX)
  • RENAL CENTER OF NORTH DENTON, LLLP (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; DENTON, TX)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Ponder:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ponder:

  • University of North Texas (about 9 miles; Denton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 31,694)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 10 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)
  • DeVry University-Texas (about 24 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 4,098)
  • North Lake College (about 29 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 6,191)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 30 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 33,775)
  • Brookhaven College (about 31 miles; Farmers Branch, TX; FT enrollment: 6,868)
  • North Central Texas College (about 32 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)

Public high schools in Ponder:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ponder:

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Library in Ponder:

  • BETTY FOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,422; Location: 405 SHAFFNER ST; 11,221 books; 491 audio materials; 1,001 video materials; 50 state licensed databases)

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

Denton 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 99.7. This is worse than average.

City:

99.7
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.72
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.8%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.0 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  81.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Ponder compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Ponder (2011 data):

  • Bank of the West: Ponder Texas Branch at 301 North Highway 156, branch established on 2006/04/17. Info updated 2009/05/18: Bank assets: $330.1 mil, Deposits: $296.1 mil, headquarters in Grapevine, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Greater Southwest Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ponder town (based on Denton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant167,945321
Catholic44,6158
Mainline Protestant33,34056
Other18,92842
Black Protestant1,3548
Orthodox1201
None396,312-
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: 52
Denton County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 35
Denton County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 164
Denton County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 301
Here:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Denton County:

28.4%
Texas:

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

13.8%
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 3$16,058$64,2320$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$2,210
Streets and Highways 2$4,955$29,7300$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,786$33,4320$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$2,125
Other and Unallocable 2$5,304$31,8240$0
Totals for Government 8$29,103$43,6553$4,335

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $339,000 ($232.51)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($48.01)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($26.06)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($5.49)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($4.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $76,000 ($52.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($44.58)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $116,000 ($79.56)
    Sewerage: $69,000 ($47.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($27.43)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($4.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $206,000 ($141.29)
  • Tax - Property: $58,000 ($39.78)
    Total General Sales: $43,000 ($29.49)
    Public Utilities: $35,000 ($24.01)
    NEC: $31,000 ($21.26)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,120,000 ($768.18)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $60,000 ($41.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $58,000 ($39.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,085,000 ($744.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($24.01)
    Other, NEC: $2,000 ($1.37)

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

  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $102,000 ($69.96)

10.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.86%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($619 average AGI)
Denton County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, TX  2.86% ($46,374 average AGI)
from Collin County, TX  1.52% ($54,277)
from Tarrant County, TX  1.35% ($50,595)


9.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.44%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($418 average AGI)
Denton County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  2.43% ($39,830 average AGI)
to Collin County, TX  1.52% ($59,155)
to Tarrant County, TX  1.20% ($44,939)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ponder:

  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTCK (1310 AM; 9 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KNAX (1630 AM; 10 kW; FT. WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ponder:

  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KNTU (88.1 FM; MCKINNEY, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Ponder:

  • KLDT (Channel 55; LAKE DALLAS, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING OF DALLAS, INC.)
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KLEG-LP (Channel 44; DALLAS, TX; Owner: DILIP VISWANATH)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KUVN-CA (Channel 31; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)

Ponder fatal accident list:

Aug 5, 2011 09:04 AM, Fm2499, Lat: 33.17969, Lon: -97.27997, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 2, 2010 05:42 PM, Fm2449, Lat: 33.17894, Lon: -97.32129, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 28, 2004 08:27 PM, Tnskiles, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 3, 2003 01:45 PM, Fm156, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 13, 2003 06:41 AM, Fm156, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 23, 1988 06:12 PM, Seaborn, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ponder)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 38.183333 Lon: -97.287500, Call Sign: WPUC275
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2002, Expiration Date: 02/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2009, Certifier: Garry Morris
    Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 200 North Glebe Rd. #1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2214, Fax: (703) 558-0523, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • DLS1323, 8736 Fm 2449 (Lat: 33.179806 Lon: -97.273833), Type: Mast, Structure height: 55.5 m, Call Sign: WQEN622, Licensee ID: L01728370
    Assigned Frequencies: 10642.5 MHz, 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2006, Expiration Date: 03/13/2016, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.
    Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • PONDER, Ponder: Near Florence Rd And Blair Rd (Lat: 33.153889 Lon: -97.259722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 41.4 m, Call Sign: WQOL828
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2011, Expiration Date: 11/09/2021, Certifier: Josh Green
    Registrant: Rfip, Inc., 100 W. Wilshire Ste C4, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone: (405) 286-0928, Fax: (405) 286-0656, Email:
  • DENTON WEST, Rr 1, Box 295 (Fm 2622 Jackson Rd & Smith Rd) (Lat: 33.246222 Lon: -97.339722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQPD530
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/13/2012, Expiration Date: 04/13/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • PONDER, Frederick St & E James St. (Lat: 33.183722 Lon: -97.285778), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.2 m, Call Sign: WQQU942
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 03/07/2023, Certifier: Robert A Alexander
    Registrant: Skybeam, 1200 Gambrell Rd., Suite #100, Arlington, TX 76014, Phone: (817) 751-7483, Fax: (817) 751-7480, Email:
  • PONDER, 110 W. Bailey (Lat: 33.182889 Lon: -97.287778), Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WLN762, Licensee ID: L00121008
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2000
    Registrant: Central Telephone Company Of Texas Inc, 603 N 8th St, Killeen, TX 76540

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ponder)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1674Q , Serial Number: 15072974, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/1971
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David W Austin, 12250 Fm 2449, Ponder, TX 76259, Other Owners: Debra R Austin
  • Aircraft: FRANKS H/FRANKS G WAR P-47 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 23457 , Serial Number: 42
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 11522 Cartwright Trl, Ponder, TX 76259
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 493FL , Serial Number: 28-7125308, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard A Matkovich, 204 Shaffner Po Box 567, Ponder, TX 76259
  • Aircraft: ECLIPSE AVIATION CORP EA500 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PW610F-A (950 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 502ET , Serial Number: 000052, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Automotive Fleetserve LLC, 2765 Florence Rd, Ponder, TX 76259
  • Aircraft: OSBORN KR-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: REVMASTER 2100 (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75411 , Serial Number: 367, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 09/05/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Paul G Mccoy, Ponder Bank Bldg, Ponder, TX 76259
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89378 , Serial Number: 8410, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Maria L Wheeler, 1560 January Ln, Ponder, TX 76259
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97KR , Serial Number: 7AC6097, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1987
    Registrant (Individual): L Wheeler Maria, 1560 January Ln, Ponder, TX 76259

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$143,4524$145,82510$171,2681$91,8501$63,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$161,1800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$122,0301$87,9103$167,0570$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$92,5501$103,9703$155,0700$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$91,3900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$124,9571$109,5401$59,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$138,8900$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0203.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 62
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Service Call: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Ponder

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ponder, TX
Most common first names in Ponder, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1068.9 years
Mary876.5 years
John759.6 years
William678.2 years
Ruth583.4 years
Charles464.7 years
Charlie482.5 years
Marvin470.3 years
Robert457.7 years
Travis481.3 years
Most common last names in Ponder, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams773.2 years
Smith769.0 years
Deussen676.8 years
Horton579.0 years
Long574.6 years
Anderson573.8 years
Gotcher578.6 years
Taylor581.2 years
Howard576.0 years
Lee574.4 years

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