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Population in 2010: 837. Population change since 2000: -2.8%
Males: 433  (51.7%)
Females: 404  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79848.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,519 (it was $23,594 in 2000)
Sanderson:

$33,519
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,093

Sanderson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,743 (it was $25,600 in 2000)
Sanderson:

$47,743
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $45,350; Detached houses: $48,643; Mobile homes: $21,829

Median gross rent in 2012: $650.

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  • Hispanic - 430 (51.4%)
  • White alone - 395 (47.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sanderson: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (9.9%), German (6.3%), English (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), Scottish (1.4%), Norwegian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2792 feet

Land area: 4.19 square miles.

Population density: 200 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sanderson:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sanderson CDP:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

118 residents are foreign born

This place:  13.2%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sanderson, Texas as of August 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sanderson to the number of sex offenders is 419 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (119.1 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Antonio, TX (237.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: West Terrell, TX (2.0 miles) , East Terrell, TX (5.0 miles) , Marathon, TX (7.1 miles ), Fort Stockton, TX (7.7 miles ), Iraan, TX (7.8 miles ), West Crockett, TX (8.0 miles) , McCamey, TX (8.3 miles ), Alpine, TX (8.8 miles ).

Latitude: 30.14 N, Longitude: 102.40 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Cactus Capital of Texas

Area code: 432

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (34%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sanderson-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Sanderson place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/10/1965, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Sanderson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from Sanderson center
On 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from Sanderson center
On 4/14/1995 at 02:19:38, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Terrell County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Sanderson:

Amtrak station:

SANDERSON (201 DOWNEY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sanderson:

  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 121 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • Angelo State University (about 146 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 172 miles; Uvalde, TX; FT enrollment: 2,240)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 227 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 227 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 4,219)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 230 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 21,323)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (about 234 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,738)

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Library in Sanderson:

  • TERRELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $63,340; Location: 108 HACKBERRY; 28,053 books; 257 audio materials; 1,802 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 49 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sanderson: Terrell County Volunteer Fire Department (A), Terrell County Emergency Medical Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cedar Grove Cemetery (1), Santa Rita Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Budget Inn (Highway 90 East).

 
Terrell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.1%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sanderson, TX

Sanderson compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sanderson (2011 data):

  • The Pecos County State Bank: Sanderson Bank, Branch Of Pecos County State Bank at 216 West Oak Street, branch established on 1907/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $144.6 mil, Deposits: $128.9 mil, headquarters in Fort Stockton, TX, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Pecos County Bancshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sanderson CDP (based on Terrell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 100.65%
Here100.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents55.1%23.3%11.0%6.2%4.4%
Congregations16.7%16.7%33.3%16.7%16.7%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 2
Terrell County:

21.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

10.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Terrell County:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%

10.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.41%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



13.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.68%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Sanderson:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Sanderson fatal accident list:

Apr 6, 1979 01:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 1977 08:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 4, 1976 06:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sanderson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 11.7 Mi Nnw Of Jct Of Hwy (Lat: 30.486833 Lon: -102.541806), Structure height: 55 m, Call Sign: KCX421
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.295 MHz, 159.270 MHz, 159.345 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/10/2012, Expiration Date: 04/17/2022
    Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Dept, 4200 Smith School Rd, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-4965, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:
  • 1.5 Mi S Of Courthouse (Lat: 30.134083 Lon: -102.386528), Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: KJF238
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.175 MHz, 151.265 MHz, 151.355 MHz, 151.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2004, Expiration Date: 09/27/2014
    Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Rd Bldg D, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-8096, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:
  • 08km Nw (Lat: 30.149083 Lon: -102.402361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 55 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WNMU666
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.090 MHz, 159.210 MHz, 159.097 MHz, 159.217 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2003, Expiration Date: 10/13/2013
    Registrant: Texas Department Of Public Safety, 5805 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78773-0259, Phone: (512) 424-7134, Fax: (512) 424-5320, Email:
  • Grey Ranch Gas Plant 25 Mi N Of (Lat: 30.553778 Lon: -102.442917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 98 m, Call Sign: WZT584
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.525 MHz, 462.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2004, Expiration Date: 06/07/2014, 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:
  • Grey Ranch Compressor Plant 29 Mi N (Lat: 30.556000 Lon: -102.442917), Call Sign: KTF641
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.775 MHz, 456.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/22/2001, Expiration Date: 10/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2010, Certifier: Bruce M Williams
    Registrant: Dee Polley, 216 Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622, Phone: (208) 462-5200, Fax: (208) 247-2277, Email:
  • Oak St Between 1st & Persimmon St (Lat: 30.142417 Lon: -102.397083), Call Sign: KFS839, Licensee ID: L00148869
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.3000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/01/2002, Expiration Date: 03/02/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2011
    Registrant: Texas New Mexico Power Company, 4100 International Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76109, Phone: (817) 731-0099
  • Mp 497.2 Sand Sub 6.6 Mi Se (Lat: 30.097139 Lon: -102.296806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KNIZ631
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.550 MHz, 457.825 MHz, 160.320 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2012, Expiration Date: 04/21/2022, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St., Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-0486, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC5FKA, Licensee ID: L00857608
    Grant Date: 05/03/2004, Expiration Date: 02/15/2014, Certifier: Martha C Johnson
    Registrant: Martha C Johnson, Sanderson, TX 79848
  • Call Sign: KD5HYB, Licensee ID: L00353762
    Grant Date: 06/01/2009, Expiration Date: 08/06/2019, Certifier: Amy J Carman
    Registrant: Amy J Carman, Sanderson, TX 79848
  • Call Sign: AD5BY, Previous Call Sign: KD5EIT, Licensee ID: L00255621
    Grant Date: 02/29/2008, Expiration Date: 05/27/2018, Certifier: John L Sanders
    Registrant: John L Sanders, Po Box 114, Sanderson, TX 79848
  • Call Sign: KE5QEP, Licensee ID: L01317133
    Grant Date: 08/23/2007, Expiration Date: 08/23/2017, Certifier: Amelia R Lomas
    Registrant: Amelia R Lomas, 410 Mansfield Box 856, Sanderson, TX 79848
  • Call Sign: KE5QEQ, Licensee ID: L01317134
    Grant Date: 08/23/2007, Expiration Date: 08/23/2017, Certifier: James T Poe
    Registrant: James T Poe, Sanderson, TX 79848

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TIO-540-AK1A (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6049V , Serial Number: T18208585, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 07/10/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Common Cattle Corp, Po Box 708, Sanderson, TX 79848
  • Aircraft: BRANDON LEROY SLITHY TOVE I (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 714LE , Serial Number: 9501, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Leroy B Brandon, Po Box 115, Sanderson, TX 79848



Most common first names in Sanderson, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose776.0 years
Maria681.9 years
Mary688.0 years
William574.6 years
Robert576.8 years
Manuel486.5 years
Francisco470.3 years
Frank470.5 years
Emma480.5 years
Francisca482.7 years
Most common last names in Sanderson, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Flores873.7 years
Lopez872.6 years
Rodriguez876.9 years
Villarreal763.0 years
Garcia680.3 years
Mitchell674.7 years
Calzada480.5 years
Grigsby476.0 years
Bustos471.3 years
Garza476.7 years
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