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 2012: $44,100 (it was $32,727 in 2000)
Prairie Hill:

$44,100
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,108 (it was $15,609 in 2000)

Prairie Hill CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,780 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Prairie Hill:

$112,780
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $129,109; Detached houses: $139,352; Mobile homes: $108,406; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $19,604
Prairie Hill races chart
  • White alone - 670 (85.7%)
  • Hispanic - 69 (8.8%)
  • Black alone - 31 (4.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prairie Hill: 133.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Prairie Hill CCD:

  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 9.2%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Prairie Hill, Texas as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Prairie Hill to the number of sex offenders is 794 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Prairie Hill CCD:  0.6% ($376)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Prairie Hill satellite photo by USGS

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

Prairie Hill household income distribution Prairie Hill home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Prairie Hill, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% 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 250.6 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 401.2 miles away from Prairie Hill 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 208.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 212.3 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 220.4 miles away from Prairie Hill 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 372.8 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 Limestone County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

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

Birthplace of: Nell O'Day - Actress.

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.117. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.117
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.262. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.262
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0
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%

Prairie Hill compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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 Prairie Hill CCD (based on Limestone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.71%
Here: 56.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic Church USA National Primitive Baptist Convention
Adherents51.1%15.3%8.9%6.4%5.1%
Congregations24.6%13.1%21.3%1.6%13.1%
NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.0%2.9%2.4%1.8%2.1%
Congregations4.9%6.6%3.3%1.6%9.8%
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: 6
Limestone County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Here:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

13.5%
State:

15.7%

7.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,643 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
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 Freestone County, TX  1.44% ($41,190 average AGI)
from McLennan County, TX  1.17% ($32,624)
from Dallas County, TX  0.37% ($25,481)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
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 McLennan County, TX  1.16% ($28,774 average AGI)
to Freestone County, TX  0.94% ($34,265)
to Dallas County, TX  0.37% ($37,148)

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:

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

FCC Registered Private 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: 05/17/2012, Expiration Date: 07/30/2022, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 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
    Grant Date: 10/16/2009, Expiration Date: 12/20/2019, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman, LP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • 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: AE5WO, Previous Call Sign: KE5FDQ, Licensee ID: L01029182
    Grant Date: 06/13/2005, Expiration Date: 06/13/2015, Certifier: Glenn N Finch
    Registrant: Glenn N Finch, 970 Lcr 324, Prairie Hill, TX 76678-1216
  • Call Sign: AE5WP, Previous Call Sign: KE5FDR, Licensee ID: L00641056
    Grant Date: 06/13/2005, Expiration Date: 06/13/2015, Certifier: James H Finch
    Registrant: James H Finch, 970 Lcr 324, Prairie Hill, TX 76678

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Prairie Hill

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