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Population in 2012: 469 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.1%
Males: 231  (49.4%)
Females: 238  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  48.6 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79080.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,617 (it was $31,771 in 2000)
Skellytown:

$41,617
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,189

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,906 (it was $26,300 in 2000)
Skellytown:

$32,906
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $36,029; Detached houses: $38,853; Mobile homes: $11,941

Median gross rent in 2012: $290.

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  • White alone - 431 (91.1%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (5.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Skellytown: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.4%), Irish (16.2%), United States (8.6%), Dutch (6.7%), English (6.4%), French (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3230 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 1,089 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Skellytown:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Skellytown town:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Skellytown, Texas as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Skellytown to the number of sex offenders is 235 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $395 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $553 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (45.9 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (204.8 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (315.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: White Deer, TX (3.1 miles ), Pampa, TX (3.4 miles ), Borger, TX (3.8 miles ), Panhandle, TX (4.4 miles ), Sanford, TX (4.7 miles ), Lefors, TX (4.8 miles ), Stinnett, TX (4.8 miles ), Fritch, TX (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.57 N, Longitude: 101.17 W

Area code: 806

Skellytown household income distribution Skellytown home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-9.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Plant and system operators (4%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Skellytown-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Skellytown town center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1970, a category F4 tornado 16.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Skellytown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from Skellytown center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.6 miles away from Skellytown center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carson County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Skellytown:

  • CORONADO HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PAMPA, TX)
  • PAMPA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PAMPA, TX)
  • HOSPICE OF THE PANHANDLE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; PAMPA, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Skellytown, TX

Airports located in Skellytown:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Skellytown:

  • Amarillo College (about 47 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,610)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 59 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 139 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 143 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 144 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • South Plains College (about 154 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 157 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)

Public elementary/middle school in Skellytown:

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Carson 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: 20.0%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.6%
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: 1.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Skellytown, TX

Skellytown compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Skellytown travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Skellytown town (based on Carson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.92%
Here88.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents54.1%17.3%15.6%5.9%7.1%
Congregations26.3%15.8%15.8%5.3%36.8%
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: 2
Carson County:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Carson County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Carson County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Carson County:

27.2%
Texas:

26.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,208$14,4962$862
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$600
Solid Waste Management 1$2,046$24,5520$0
Water Supply 1$2,216$26,5920$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 3$5,470$21,8804$1,662

Skellytown government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($140.72)
    Sewerage: $51,000 ($108.74)
    Water Utilities: $49,000 ($104.48)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($74.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($38.38)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($19.19)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($8.53)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $86,000 ($183.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($12.79)

Skellytown government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($183.37)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($59.70)
    All Other: $9,000 ($19.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($8.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $67,000 ($142.86)
  • Tax - Property: $66,000 ($140.72)
    Public Utilities: $15,000 ($31.98)

Skellytown government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $99,000 ($211.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($136.46)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($74.63)

Skellytown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $119,000 ($253.73)

9.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.33%
Texas average:

8.37%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Potter County, TX  2.32% ($29,458 average AGI)
from Randall County, TX  1.31% ($36,778)
from Hutchinson County, TX  0.97% ($28,850)


9.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
Texas average:

7.44%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Potter County, TX  2.64% ($29,055 average AGI)
to Randall County, TX  1.49% ($42,581)
to Gray County, TX  1.06% ($36,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Skellytown:

  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGRO (1230 AM; 1 kW; PAMPA, TX; Owner: PAMPA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KQTY (1490 AM; 1 kW; BORGER, TX; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Skellytown:

  • KAXH (90.9 FM; PAMPA, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KQFX (104.3 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KAVO (91.5 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOMX (100.3 FM; PAMPA, TX; Owner: PAMPA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KZRK-FM (107.9 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTOT (89.5 FM; SPEARMAN, TX; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • KGNC-FM (97.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KXGL (100.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FEUER/MCCORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXJ-FM (94.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KACV-FM (89.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KQTY-FM (106.7 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KATP (101.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K215BU (90.9 FM; PAMPA, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KASV (88.7 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: TOP O' TEXAS ED. BROADCASTING FNDN)
  • K218BO (91.5 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Skellytown:

  • KACV-TV (Channel 2; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVII-TV (Channel 7; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • KCIT (Channel 14; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFDA-TV (Channel 10; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • KAMR-TV (Channel 4; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)

Skellytown fatal accident list:

Nov 16, 2004 08:47 PM, Sr-152, Fm294, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Skellytown)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Skellytown, TX)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF5EKQ, Licensee ID: L01538827
    Grant Date: 12/29/2009, Expiration Date: 12/29/2019, Certifier: Robert C La Deau
    Registrant: Robert C La Deau, 406 Tenth St, Skellytown, TX 79080

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BOULD WILLIAM D CHALLENGER II SPEC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 150WB , Serial Number: CW0576, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond Earl Hanover, Po Box 175, Skellytown, TX 79080
  • Aircraft: HANOVER RAYMOND E GN-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34RH , Serial Number: 003, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 12/02/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond E Hanover, Po Box 175, Skellytown, TX 79080
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99609 , Serial Number: 2232, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Glen Robison, Box 204, Skellytown, TX 79080
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9995D , Serial Number: 22-6788, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Larry M Mercer, Po Box 276, Skellytown, TX 79080


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


Most common first names in Skellytown, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1075.3 years
James879.9 years
Mary872.4 years
John771.9 years
Charles575.6 years
Ruth472.3 years
Henry379.6 years
Ben383.3 years
Pauline370.7 years
Ralph377.7 years
Most common last names in Skellytown, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown574.6 years
Flippo473.7 years
Smith479.5 years
Pace481.5 years
Stephenson477.8 years
Biggers375.3 years
Adams373.4 years
Hutchinson382.6 years
Cook384.7 years
Campbell375.3 years
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