Post, Texas

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Population in 2013: 5,274 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +42.2%
Males: 3,319  (62.9%)
Females: 1,955  (37.1%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79356.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,778 (it was $25,034 in 2000)
Post:

$44,778
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,608 (it was $11,113 in 2000)

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,974 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Post:

$49,974
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $525.

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  • Races in Post, TX (2010)

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    • 2,77551.6%Hispanic
    • 2,17740.5%White alone
    • 3696.9%Black alone
    • 230.4%American Indian alone
    • 210.4%Two or more races
    • 70.1%Asian alone
    • 30.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Post: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (5.7%), English (5.4%), Irish (4.8%), German (3.9%), West Indian (2.9%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2613 feet

Land area: 3.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,406 people per square mile   (low).

Post,TX real estate house value index trend

Post, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Post:

  • High school or higher: 56.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Post city:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

2,568 residents are foreign born (46.9% Latin America).

This city:

48.0%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Post, Texas as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Post to the number of sex offenders is 267 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $793 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $352 (0.9%)

Post satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (38.6 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (236.9 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (267.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Wilson, TX (4.7 miles ), Slaton, TX (4.8 miles ), Tahoka, TX (4.9 miles ), Ransom Canyon, TX (5.4 miles ), Gail, TX (5.4 miles ), Buffalo Springs, TX (5.5 miles ), O'Donnell, TX (5.5 miles ), New Home, TX (5.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $192,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $21,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $161,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.19 N, Longitude: 101.38 W

Area code: 806

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

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -65 (-1.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Post, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Post-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1970, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.1 miles away from the Post city center killed 26 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Post-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 40% 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 37.3 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 232.9 miles away from Post center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 232.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.7 miles away from Post center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 321.3 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 Garza County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Post topographic map

Birthplace of: Garvin Beauchamp - Football coach.

Hospitals and medical centers in Post:

  • GARZA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 608 W 6TH ST)
  • GOLDEN PLAINS CARE CENTER (605 W 7TH ST)
  • TWIN CEDAR NURSING FACI (107 WEST 7TH STREET)

Airports located in Post:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Post:

  • Texas Tech University (about 40 miles; Lubbock, TX; Full-time enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 41 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • South Plains College (about 63 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Howard College (about 66 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 72 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Midland College (about 91 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 106 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)

Public high schools in Post:

Public elementary/middle schools in Post:

Private elementary/middle school in Post:

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 402 W MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Post, School District: POST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Post:

  • POST PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $78,355; Location: 105 E MAIN ST; 10,540 books; 453 audio materials; 90 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Post: Post Volunteer Fire Department (A), Garza County Historical Museum (B), Post - Garza County Emergency Medical Services (C), Old Algerita Hotel (D), Old Post Sanitarium (E), O S Ranch Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Post include: Presbyterian Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Church of God of Prophecy (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Post Inn (1011 North Broadway), Budget Inn of Post (212 South Broadway Street).

Garza County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Post and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE ALAN HENRY BOAT & RV PARK (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2012)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.0%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Post in 2010:

  • 1,920 people in federal prisons
  • 75 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 61 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Post in 2000:

  • 351 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 45 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 20 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Post, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Post compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Post (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Post Branch at 216 West Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Citizens Bank: Post Branch at 210 North Broadway, branch established on 1993/10/06. Info updated 2008/04/17: Bank assets: $303.9 mil, Deposits: $279.1 mil, headquarters in Slaton, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lubco Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.0
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Post city (based on Garza County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,83714
Mainline Protestant5494
Catholic4081
None3,667-
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: 1
Garza County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Garza County:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Garza County:

27.9%
Texas:

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

16.1%
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
Financial Administration 2$8,909$53,4540$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$5,338
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,733
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,213
Streets and Highways 3$7,642$30,5680$0
Solid Waste Management 3$6,879$27,5160$0
Sewerage 1$2,515$30,1800$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,928$23,5680$0
Water Supply 3$6,501$26,0040$0
Local Libraries 1$2,692$32,3040$0
Totals for Government 15$39,066$31,25310$8,284

8.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
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 Lubbock County, TX  3.02% ($28,568 average AGI)


7.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
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 Lubbock County, TX  2.91% ($38,405 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Post:

  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRFE (580 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: KRFE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Post:

  • KOFR (107.3 FM; POST, TX; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)
  • KONE (101.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KMMX (100.3 FM; TAHOKA, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KSNY-FM (101.5 FM; SNYDER, TX; Owner: SNYDER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFMX-FM (94.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLLL-FM (96.3 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KQBR (99.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZII-FM (102.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTQ-FM (93.7 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Post:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJTV-TV (Channel 34; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KCBD (Channel 11; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KAMC (Channel 28; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: VHR LUBBOCK LICENSE, INC.)
  • KJTV-CA (Channel 32; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KXTQ-LP (Channel 46; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K48GB (Channel 48; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KUPT-LP (Channel 14; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KUPT (Channel 22; WOLFFORTH, TX; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
Post fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Post fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Post)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Post, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Post)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Post)
Most common first names in Post, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4671.4 years
William3876.1 years
John3276.7 years
Mary3278.6 years
Willie1785.0 years
George1674.2 years
Ruby1481.0 years
Charles1472.3 years
Robert1470.9 years
Thomas1475.0 years
Most common last names in Post, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2978.3 years
Smith2378.6 years
Jones1678.2 years
Brown1381.5 years
Davis1282.1 years
Warren1275.5 years
Moore1279.7 years
Morris1276.6 years
Mathis1181.3 years
Thomas1179.6 years
Businesses in Post, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1
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