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Population in 2012: 5,340 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +44.0%
Males: 3,370  (63.1%)
Females: 1,970  (36.9%)

Median resident age:  31.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79356.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,576 (it was $25,034 in 2000)
Post:

$41,576
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,326

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,267 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Post:

$50,267
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,602; Detached houses: $64,103; Mobile homes: $49,038

Median gross rent in 2012: $449.

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  • Hispanic - 2,775 (51.6%)
  • White alone - 2,177 (40.5%)
  • Black alone - 369 (6.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Post: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (6.1%), Irish (5.9%), German (5.6%), English (4.2%), West Indian (3.0%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2613 feet

Land area: 3.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,424 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Post:

  • High school or higher: 58.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Post city:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

2,077 residents are foreign born

This city:  42.9%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Post, Texas as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Post to the number of sex offenders is 297 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $737 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $315 (0.9%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $192,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $21,300
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $161,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.19 N, Longitude: 101.38 W

Area code: 806

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -65 (-1.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (24%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Extraction workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Post-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 92% 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 above Texas state average. It is 92% 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 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.2 miles away from Post center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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).
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Birthplace of: Garvin Beauchamp - Football coach.


Hospitals/medical centers in Post:

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

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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: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 41 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • South Plains College (about 63 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 106 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 110 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 128 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 133 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)

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:

GRUBS BAIT & GRILL (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (NOV-21-2002)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (NOV-21-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.0%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 64.2% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Post, TX

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 compared to Texas state average:

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  • 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.59%
Here85.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents40.4%26.3%12.3%8.2%12.7%
Congregations35.0%5.0%10.0%20.0%30.0%
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: 1
Here:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Garza County:

9.4%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
State:

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

16.1%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,096$48,5760$0
Other Government Administration 3$5,824$23,2960$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$850
Police Protection - Officers 2$3,555$21,3300$0
Firefighters 0$0 22$327
Streets and Highways 3$5,392$21,5680$0
Solid Waste Management 4$7,805$23,4150$0
Sewerage 2$2,508$15,0480$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$2,122
Local Libraries 1$1,583$18,9961$661
Totals for Government 17$34,763$24,53926$3,960


7.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from Lubbock County, TX  2.06% ($32,586 average AGI)


8.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Texas average:

7.44%

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:
to Lubbock County, TX  3.43% ($29,143 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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Post, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 180
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 197
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 468
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of Post fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 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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