Saratoga-Batson, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 3,494.
Males: 1,734  (49.6%)
Females: 1,760  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 77585

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,185 (it was $30,412 in 2000)
Saratoga-Batson:

$43,185
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,585 (it was $14,397 in 2000)

Saratoga-Batson CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,155 (it was $39,100 in 2000)
Saratoga-Batson:

$62,155
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $90,416; Detached houses: $112,637; Townhouses or other attached units: $39,371; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $61,467; Mobile homes: $61,251
Saratoga-Batson races chart
  • White alone - 3,153 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 66 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.06%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saratoga-Batson: 115.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 300.5 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Saratoga-Batson:

  • High school or higher: 66.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saratoga-Batson CCD:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

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

Saratoga-Batson CCD:  0.9% ($364)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Beaumont, TX (31.9 miles , pop. 113,866).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (48.6 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (62.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hardin-Rye, TX (3.5 miles ), Hull, TX (3.7 miles ), Wildwood, TX (3.9 miles ), Kountze, TX (3.9 miles ), Daisetta, TX (4.0 miles ), Big Thicket Lake Estates, TX (4.0 miles ), Hardin, TX (4.0 miles ), Sour Lake, TX (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 30.33 N, Longitude: 94.57 W

Saratoga-Batson household income distribution Saratoga-Batson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Retail florists (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

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Average climate in Saratoga-Batson, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Saratoga-Batson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Saratoga-Batson place center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/21/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saratoga-Batson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from Saratoga-Batson center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 409.4 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) earthquake occurred 318.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 361.6 miles away from Saratoga-Batson center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 364.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardin County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saratoga-Batson:

  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 36 miles; Beaumont, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Lamar University (about 36 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lee College (about 49 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 56 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • Lone Star College System (about 56 miles; The Woodlands, TX; FT enrollment: 45,205)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 57 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 13,517)
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 61 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,833)

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Notable locations in Saratoga-Batson: Thicket Siding (A), Batson Volunteer Fire Department (B), Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department (C), Big Thicket Museum (D), Votaw - Thicket Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Saratoga-Batson: Batson Prairie Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Felps Cemetery (1), Guedry Cemetery (2), Sutton Cemetery (3), Middle Town Cemetery (4), Griffin Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Doe Ponds (A), Peach Pond (B), Griffin Pond (C), Bass Baygall (D), Jayhawker Baygall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Black Creek (B), Yearling Tick Branch (C), Union Well Creek (D), Shinglemill Slough (E), Bad Luck Creek (F), Adams Branch (G), Minner Slough (H), Mayhaw Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hardin 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:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
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: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.4%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

4.5%
Whole state:

6.7%
8 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

Saratoga-Batson compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students 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 (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Saratoga-Batson CCD (based on Hardin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.64%
Here: 58.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents68.7%9.9%9.1%4.1%2.4%
Congregations42.9%5.7%11.4%15.7%8.6%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%1.4%0.6%0.6%1.1%
Congregations1.4%4.3%1.4%1.4%7.1%
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: 11
Hardin County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Hardin County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Hardin County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardin County:

27.9%
Texas:

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

13.8%
State:

15.7%

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
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 Jefferson County, TX  2.75% ($48,853 average AGI)
from Orange County, TX  0.66% ($39,276)
from Harris County, TX  0.38% ($44,268)


7.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.54%
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 Jefferson County, TX  2.20% ($37,772 average AGI)
to Orange County, TX  0.77% ($34,208)
to Harris County, TX  0.55% ($51,913)

Strongest AM radio stations in Saratoga-Batson:

  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KETX (1440 AM; 5 kW; LIVINGSTON, TX; Owner: LONE STAR NETWORK)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KQHN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEDERLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saratoga-Batson:

  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQQK (107.9 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTJM (98.5 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KVST (103.7 FM; WILLIS, TX; Owner: NEW WAVO COMMUNICATION GROUP, INC.)
  • KTHT (97.1 FM; CLEVELAND, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSHN (99.9 FM; LIBERTY, TX; Owner: TRINITY RIVER VALLEY BROADCASTING CO)
  • KIOC (106.1 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAYD-FM (101.7 FM; SILSBEE, TX; Owner: HILCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSBJ (89.3 FM; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KQXY-FM (94.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYKR (95.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKMY (104.5 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCX (102.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Saratoga-Batson:

  • K09VO (Channel 9; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BEAUMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBTV-TV (Channel 4; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, L.L.C.)
  • KBMT (Channel 12; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 12 OF BEAUMONT, INC.)
  • KFDM-TV (Channel 6; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KITU (Channel 34; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION INC)
  • KCTL-LP (Channel 25; LIVINGSTON, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK)
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