Powell, Texas

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Population in 2014: 138 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.4%
Males: 58  (42.4%)
Females: 80  (57.6%)
Median resident age:  58.5 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip code: 75153

Estimated median household income in 2016: $19,595 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Powell:

$19,595
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,829 (it was $16,611 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $74,356 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Powell:

$74,356
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $132,660; Detached houses: $133,394

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,785.

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    • 9166.9%White alone
    • 3727.2%Black alone
    • 64.4%Hispanic
    • 21.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Powell: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (14.3%), Hungarian (9.5%), American (7.1%), Dutch (2.4%), English (2.4%), German (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 1.67 square miles.

Population density: 83 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Powell:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powell town:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 8.2%
  • Widowed: 17.1%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Texas:

16.7%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Powell, Texas as of March 22, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Powell to the number of sex offenders is 11 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,250 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $567 (0.8%)

Powell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mesquite, TX (48.9 miles , pop. 124,523).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Dallas, TX (54.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Mildred, TX (2.4 miles ), Kerens, TX (2.4 miles ), Goodlow, TX (2.5 miles ), Eureka, TX (2.7 miles ), Corsicana, TX (2.9 miles ), Navarro, TX (3.0 miles) , Mustang, TX (3.1 miles) , Retreat, TX (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 32.12 N, Longitude: 96.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 903

Powell household income distribution Powell home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Powell, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Powell-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.2 miles away from the Powell town center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the town center injured 3 people.

Earthquake activity:

Powell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% 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 266.3 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 176.0 miles away from Powell 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 435.4 miles away from the city 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 197.8 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 220.2 miles away from Powell 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 76.6 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 Navarro County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Powell:

  • KERENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; KERENS, TX)
  • KERENS SOUTHWOOD INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; KERENS, TX)
  • SUNVIEW CARE AND REHAB CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CORSICANA, TX)
  • ANGELS AT HOME INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CORSICANA, TX)
  • HOSPICE OF MERCY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CORSICANA, TX)
  • BOYD COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CORSICANA, TX)
  • EDWARDS COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CORSICANA, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powell:

  • Navarro College (about 11 miles; Corsicana, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,711)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 29 miles; Athens, TX; FT enrollment: 5,333)
  • Cedar Valley College (about 44 miles; Lancaster, TX; FT enrollment: 3,603)
  • Hill College (about 46 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Eastfield College (about 53 miles; Mesquite, TX; FT enrollment: 8,323)
  • El Centro College (about 54 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 6,086)
  • Mountain View College (about 54 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 4,988)

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

Navarro County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 25.0%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Powell (2011 data):

  • Powell State Bank: at 100 Car St, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $29.3 mil, Deposits: $25.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.0
Texas average:

14.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Powell town (based on Navarro County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,02379
Mainline Protestant4,04123
Black Protestant1,90511
Catholic1,8001
Other4503
None22,516-
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: 7
Navarro County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Navarro County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Navarro County:

28.8%
Texas:

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

18.1%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Powell:

49.9%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Powell:

16.5%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.3%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Powell:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Powell:

80.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Powell, TX Residents
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

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,261 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
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 Ellis County, TX  1.04% ($32,049 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.99% ($36,742)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.40% ($45,000)


6.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
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 Dallas County, TX  1.01% ($24,639 average AGI)
to Ellis County, TX  0.96% ($32,193)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.52% ($25,244)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powell:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KAND (1340 AM; 1 kW; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: CORSICANA MEDIA, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powell:

  • KRVF (106.9 FM; KERENS, TX; Owner: FIRST BROADCASTING INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLC)
  • KDOS (107.9 FM; ROBINSON, TX; Owner: KICI-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Powell:

  • KNAV-LP (Channel 30; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: NAVARRO COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, 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.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)

Powell fatal accident list:

Jan 9, 2003 05:15 AM, Sr-31, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 18, 1995 04:20 PM, Fm633, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 9, 1989 05:00 PM, 31, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 30, 1980 01:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mp 616.7 Ens Sub 3.8 Mi W (Lat: 32.102917 Lon: -96.386361), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KNIW904
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.320 MHzGrant Date: 01/29/2004, Expiration Date: 04/26/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2013, Certifier: L J KopiaszRegistrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-6486, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • POWELL, 402 Young Street (Lat: 32.114194 Lon: -96.341583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WQTE726
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/17/2014, Expiration Date: 01/17/2024, Certifier: Steven A RegitzRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WD5FPJ, Grant Date: 05/24/1994, Expiration Date: 05/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2006, Registrant: Oscar R Whiteside, Rt 1 Box 49f, Powell, TX 75153

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

CHATFIELD WSC (Population served: 5,220, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from FEB-05-2008 to FEB-05-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from FEB-05-2008 to FEB-05-2008), St Public Notif received (2 times from FEB-29-2008 to FEB-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Electricity (23%)

Powell compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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