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Population in 2010: 2,991. Population change since 2000: +79.7%
Males: 1,572  (52.6%)
Females: 1,419  (47.4%)

Median resident age:  38.6 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79602.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $90,540 (it was $49,438 in 2000)
Potosi:

$90,540
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,828

Potosi CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $199,989 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Potosi:

$199,989
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,406; Detached houses: $163,973; Mobile homes: $39,177; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $47,003

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,425.

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  • White alone - 2,634 (88.1%)
  • Hispanic - 205 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 59 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 48 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 33 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Potosi: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (15.6%), United States (14.1%), German (10.7%), English (7.5%), French (3.5%), Swedish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1829 feet

Land area: 18.5 square miles.

Population density: 162 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Potosi:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Potosi CDP:

  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 79.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

53 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.5%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,279 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,331 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (9.0 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (138.8 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (170.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Abilene, TX (3.0 miles ), Buffalo Gap, TX (3.2 miles ), Clyde, TX (3.3 miles ), Tuscola, TX (3.4 miles ), Impact, TX (3.5 miles) , Tye, TX (3.8 miles ), Lawn, TX (3.8 miles ), Jim Ned, TX (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 32.34 N, Longitude: 99.67 W

Area code: 325

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Potosi-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Potosi place center killed 5 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the place center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Potosi-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% 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 80.1 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 78.8 miles away from Potosi center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Potosi:

  • ADVANCE HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • WINDCREST HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF ABILENE SOUTH (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ABILENE, TX)

Amtrak station near Potosi:

  • 10 miles: ABILENE (GREYHOUND STA., 535 CEDAR ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Potosi:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 10 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,947)
  • Angelo State University (about 78 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • Tarleton State University (about 86 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • Weatherford College (about 113 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Midwestern State University (about 126 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Texas Christian University (about 137 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 7,829)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 140 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 15,861)

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Notable locations in Potosi: Potosi School (A), Potosi Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Potosi include: Potosi United Methodist Church (A), Trinity Chapel Pentecostal Church of God (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Potosi Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Spring Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Taylor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.3. This is about average.
City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.6%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 83.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  86.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Potosi, TX

Potosi compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Potosi travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Potosi CDP (based on Taylor County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.09%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.5%14.1%11.9%9.8%1.8%
Congregations25.2%25.8%11.9%3.1%1.3%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.3%1.2%6.4%
Congregations0.6%1.3%1.3%5.7%23.9%
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: 12
Here:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Taylor County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 80
Taylor County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

15.7%

9.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.03%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.60% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,086 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.60%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jones County, TX  0.53% ($141,385 average AGI)
from Callahan County, TX  0.51% ($29,009)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.38% ($28,269)


9.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.58%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.49% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,760 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.49%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tarrant County, TX  0.55% ($31,231 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.46% ($28,906)
to Callahan County, TX  0.46% ($34,228)

Strongest AM radio stations in Potosi:

  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKC (1340 AM; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: DYNAMIC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSLI (1280 AM; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZQQ (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ADRIAN LLOYD MYNATT)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Potosi:

  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGNZ (88.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNCE (95.1 FM; BAIRD, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KKHR (106.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: POWELL MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFQX-FM (98.1 FM; ANSON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAGT-FM (90.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: GOSPEL RADIO NETWORK)
  • KULL (92.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KACU (89.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K217CB (91.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAQD (91.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KXCT (102.3 FM; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KORQ (96.1 FM; WINTERS, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Potosi:

  • KTAB-TV (Channel 32; ABILENE, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ABILENE, LLC)
  • KXVA (Channel 15; ABILENE, TX; Owner: STAR BROADCASTING LIMITED)
  • KRBC-TV (Channel 9; ABILENE, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTES-LP (Channel 40; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIDZ-LP (Channel 54; ABILENE, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K51CK (Channel 51; ABILENE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K07UF (Channel 7; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • KKCP-LP (Channel 50; BALLINGER-COLEMAN, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • KPTA-LP (Channel 63; ABILENE-SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIDV-LP (Channel 59; ALBANY, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KPTC-LP (Channel 48; CISCO, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Jeff Littlejohn, 3 Miles Sse (Lat: 32.285000 Lon: -99.644167), Type: 122.6, Overall height: 121.5 m
    Registrant: 2026376845, Mgrepp@hhlaw.Com, 555 - 13TH STREET, NW
  • Jeff Littlejohn, 3 Miles Sse (Lat: 32.285000 Lon: -99.644167), Type: 122.6, Overall height: 121.5 m
    Registrant: 9186644581, Troylangham@clearchannel.Com, 2625 S. MEMORIAL DRIVE, SUITE A
  • Leo G Chrane, 3 Miles Sse (Lat: 32.285000 Lon: -99.644167), Type: 122.6, Overall height: 121.5 m
    Registrant: 3255293283, Samrac24@tomcatonline.Com, 225 CR 141
  • Gary L Peterson, 3 Miles Sse (Lat: 32.285000 Lon: -99.644167), Type: 122.6, Overall height: 121.5 m
    Registrant: 3255293283, Samrac24@tomkatonline.Com, 225 CR 141
  • 3 Miles Sse (Lat: 32.285000 Lon: -99.644167), Type: 122.6, Overall height: 121.5 m
    Registrant: 9156955149, Gsmitty@prodigy.Net, 1740 NORTH FIRST STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 15 Miles Se Of Albilene Near Hwy 36 (Lat: 32.276528 Lon: -99.594528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WPEW247
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 05/11/2014
    Registrant: Lan Communications, Clyde, TX 79510, Phone: (325) 673-0867, Email:
  • 3 Mi Sse (Lat: 32.285000 Lon: -99.644167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.5 m, Overall height: 122.6 m, Call Sign: WQDG451, Licensee ID: L00704326
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2005, Expiration Date: 08/18/2015, Certifier: Joe Peterson
    Registrant: R & J Peterson Enterprises LLC, 1953 Industrial Blvd, Abilene, TX 79602, Phone: (325) 698-9960, Fax: (325) 698-5222, Email:



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
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED61$149,01426$146,08461$172,6067$60,4637$111,3230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$99,5650$05$145,4160$00$01$39,310
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$139,3383$260,36321$142,6743$16,5332$85,7901$45,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$125,6501$88,18017$138,6181$135,5701$50,7000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$118,3000$03$154,6770$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0134.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$142,3074$208,775
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$248,360
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0134.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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