Prairie Hill, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 794.
Males: 389  (49.1%)
Females: 405  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76678

Estimated median household income in 2022: $58,571 (it was $32,727 in 2000)
Prairie Hill:

$58,571
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $29,266 (it was $15,609 in 2000)

Prairie Hill CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $206,437 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Prairie Hill:

$206,437
TX:

$275,400
March 2022 cost of living index in Prairie Hill: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Prairie Hill, TX (2000)
    • 67085.7%White alone
    • 698.8%Hispanic
    • 314.0%Black alone
    • 50.6%American Indian alone
    • 50.6%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Prairie Hill, Texas as of May 19, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prairie Hill is 794 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 140.7 square miles.

Population density: 5.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Prairie Hill, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Prairie Hill CCD:

0.6% ($376)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (22.5 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Arlington, TX (74.9 miles , pop. 332,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (78.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Mart, TX (2.9 miles ),
Mount Calm, TX (2.9 miles ),
Axtell, TX (3.2 miles ),
Coolidge, TX (3.3 miles ),
Hallsburg, TX (3.4 miles ),
Hubbard, TX (3.6 miles ),
Leroy, TX (3.8 miles ),
Perry, TX (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 31.66 N, Longitude: 96.80 W

Area code: 254

Distribution of median household income in Prairie Hill, TX in 2022
Prairie Hill satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Prairie Hill, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.4%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Prairie Hill, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.0%)
  • Registered nurses (7.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)

Average climate in Prairie Hill, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 71.7. This is about average.

City:

71.7
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2022 was 0.267. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.267
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 2.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.33
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.494. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.494
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 8.80. This is about average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Prairie Hill-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Prairie Hill place center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/10/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 77 people.

Earthquake activity:

Prairie Hill-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 339% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.9 miles away from Prairie Hill center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 329.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 250.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.9 miles away from Prairie Hill center
On 5/7/2015 at 22:58:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from Prairie Hill center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Limestone County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Prairie Hill:

  • PARK PLAZA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MART, TX)
  • PARK PLAZA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MART, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prairie Hill:

  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 18 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,210)
  • Baylor University (about 21 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • McLennan Community College (about 23 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Hill College (about 30 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Navarro College (about 34 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Temple College (about 53 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 57 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)

Points of interest:

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

Churches in Prairie Hill include: Billington Church (A), Frosa Chapel (B), Mount Antioch Church (C), Mustang Chapel (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Billington Cemetery (1), Shead Cemetery (2), Mount Calm Cemetery (3), Prairie Hill Cemetery (4), Delia Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Board Creek (A), Barger Branch (B), Packwood Creek (C), Christmas Creek (D), Pin Oak Creek (E), Mustang Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Nell O'Day - Actress.

Limestone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.7%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.1%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in Prairie Hill:

Marital status in Prairie Hill, TX
  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Prairie Hill:

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prairie Hill, TX (based on Limestone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,83052
Mainline Protestant2,31413
Black Protestant1,0987
Catholic8651
Other2542
None10,023-
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: 6
This county:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Limestone County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Limestone County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Limestone County:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Limestone County:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Limestone County:

28.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
Texas:

15.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Prairie Hill:

  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prairie Hill:

  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOS (107.9 FM; ROBINSON, TX; Owner: KICI-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYCX-FM (104.9 FM; MEXIA, TX; Owner: MJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBRQ (102.5 FM; HILLSBORO, TX; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Prairie Hill:

  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNAV-LP (Channel 30; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: NAVARRO COLLEGE)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prairie Hill)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2.1 Mi N On Hwy 737 (Lat: 31.674889 Lon: -96.814444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86 m, Call Sign: KNDE351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.525 MHz, 462.525 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2022, Expiration Date: 07/30/2032, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • US 84/ECHOLS, 1677 Lcr 180 (Lat: 31.690083 Lon: -96.663833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 86.6 m, Overall height: 89 m, Call Sign: WQRL630,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2023, Expiration Date: 06/12/2033, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St, 20f, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

  • PRAIRIE HILL, 9646 State Highway 84 West (Lat: 31.652389 Lon: -96.774778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 73.8 m, Call Sign: WQZG240, Licensee ID: L00004077,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2017, Expiration Date: 05/06/2027, Certifier: Charles Derrick, Registrant: Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc, 7616 Bagby Ave, Waco, TX 76712, Phone: (254) 750-6385, Fax: (254) 750-6590, Email:

  • PRAIRIEHILL, Fm 73, Lcr 135, Rt 1 (Lat: 31.657583 Lon: -96.779722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WRCY203,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 5960.02 MHz... (+45 more), Grant Date: 02/25/2019, Expiration Date: 02/25/2029, Certifier: Derrick Brown, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, LLC, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:

  • WA02064A, Fm 73, Lcr 135, Rt 1 (Lat: 31.657583 Lon: -96.779722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WSBQ355,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 03/05/2024, Expiration Date: 03/05/2034, Certifier: Jenny Knopf, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

  • STATION, On Hwy 339 3.7 Mi N Of (Lat: 31.674861 Lon: -96.814417), Overall height: 86 m, Call Sign: WGX751,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2019, Expiration Date: 12/20/2029, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KD5OZ, Previous Call Sign: WA4NYJ, Grant Date: 03/30/1993, Expiration Date: 03/30/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2005, Registrant: James H Finch, 85 Meadows Rd Rt 1, Prairie Hill, TX 76678

  • Call Sign: KE5FDQ, Licensee ID: L01029182, Grant Date: 06/13/2005, Expiration Date: 06/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2011, Certifier: Glenn N Finch, Registrant: Glenn N Finch, 970 Lcr 324, Prairie Hill, TX 76678-1216

  • Call Sign: KE5FDR, Licensee ID: L00641056, Grant Date: 06/13/2005, Expiration Date: 06/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2011, Certifier: James H Finch, Registrant: James H Finch, 970 Lcr 324, Prairie Hill, TX 76678

  • Call Sign: AE5WP, Previous Call Sign: KE5FDR, Licensee ID: L00641056, Grant Date: 06/13/2005, Expiration Date: 06/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/14/2017, Certifier: James H Finch, Registrant: James H Finch, 970 Lcr 324, Prairie Hill, TX 76678


2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of reported fires - 24 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Prairie Hill, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (81.6%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (9.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Prairie Hill, TX
    • 10281.6%Outside Fires
    • 129.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 64.8%Other
    • 54.0%Structure Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prairie Hill, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Prairie Hill, TX
  • 52.7%Electricity
  • 43.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Prairie Hill, TX
  • 49.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 42.1%Electricity
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Utility gas


Prairie Hill compared to Texas 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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