Slaton, Texas

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Population in 2017: 5,967 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 2,590  (43.4%)
Females: 3,377  (56.6%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79364.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,084 (it was $25,915 in 2000)
Slaton:

$38,084
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,775 (it was $13,087 in 2000)

Slaton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,063 (it was $38,200 in 2000)
Slaton:

$80,063
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $192,768; detached houses: $205,298; townhouses or other attached units: $428,352; in 2-unit structures: $29,319; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,405; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,090; mobile homes: $38,745; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $14,890

Median gross rent in 2017: $643.

March 2019 cost of living index in Slaton: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.9%
(2.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.8% for other race residents, 98.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Slaton, TX (2010)
    • 3,10250.7%Hispanic
    • 2,57042.0%White alone
    • 3515.7%Black alone
    • 651.1%Two or more races
    • 140.2%American Indian alone
    • 110.2%Asian alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 46 registered sex offenders living in Slaton, Texas as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Slaton is 136 to 1.


Crime rates in Slaton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
10
(174.2)
6
(104.0)
12
(204.0)
3
(48.0)
6
(94.8)
7
(114.5)
4
(66.1)
2
(33.0)
1
(16.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(33.5)
2
(34.0)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
2
(32.0)
1
(15.8)
2
(32.7)
0
(0.0)
6
(99.0)
1
(16.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(184.3)
14
(237.7)
14
(248.1)
20
(348.5)
33
(571.9)
38
(646.1)
20
(320.0)
6
(94.8)
7
(114.5)
18
(297.3)
14
(231.0)
14
(231.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
44
(737.0)
28
(475.5)
50
(886.2)
52
(906.1)
40
(693.2)
53
(901.2)
50
(800.0)
51
(805.9)
28
(458.1)
19
(313.8)
20
(330.0)
44
(727.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
110
(1,843)
98
(1,664)
114
(2,021)
98
(1,708)
104
(1,802)
103
(1,751)
82
(1,312)
54
(853.4)
61
(998.0)
74
(1,222)
84
(1,386)
70
(1,157)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(284.8)
7
(118.9)
6
(106.3)
3
(52.3)
9
(156.0)
4
(68.0)
5
(80.0)
5
(79.0)
1
(16.4)
2
(33.0)
5
(82.5)
13
(214.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(50.3)
1
(17.0)
2
(35.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)195.0167.1206.3345.0330.7436.2226.9228.0197.6185.8220.4178.8

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City-data.com crime index in Slaton, TX

Crime rate in Slaton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 17 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Texas average:

2.05
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Ancestries: American (11.8%), German (8.6%), English (2.6%), Irish (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3081 feet

Land area: 5.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,100 people per square mile   (low).

Slaton, Texas map

263 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America).

This city:

4.2%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,175 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $992 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (16.1 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (254.4 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (284.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Ransom Canyon, TX (2.6 miles ),
Buffalo Springs, TX (2.8 miles ),
Wilson, TX (3.1 miles ),
Idalou, TX (4.0 miles ),
Lubbock, TX (4.0 miles ),
New Home, TX (4.1 miles ),
Lorenzo, TX (4.2 miles ),
Tahoka, TX (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.44 N, Longitude: 101.64 W

Area code: 806

Distribution of median household income in Slaton, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Slaton, TX in 2017

Slaton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $48,100
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $45,400
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $64,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $43,600
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Slaton, TX residents
Average permit cost in Slaton, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Slaton, TX
Historical housing units in Slaton, TX
Most common industries in Slaton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Machinery (5.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.4%)
  • Educational services (14.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Slaton, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)

Average climate in Slaton, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Slaton, Texas environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.2. This is about average.

City:

62.2
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.64. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.64
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Slaton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1970, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Slaton city center killed 26 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Slaton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 33% 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 58.1 miles away from Slaton 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 240.7 miles away from the city 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 113.8 miles away from the city center
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 218.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 298.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from Slaton 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 Lubbock County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Winds: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Slaton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Slaton:

  • MERCY HOSP (625 S 19TH ST)
  • SLATON GROUP HOME (225 S 10TH ST)
  • SLATON CARE CENTER (630 S 19TH)

Airports located in Slaton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Slaton:

  • Texas Tech University (about 17 miles; Lubbock, TX; Full-time enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 19 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • South Plains College (about 43 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 53 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Howard College (about 83 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Midland College (about 101 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 109 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)

Public high school in Slaton:

  • SLATON H S (Students: 261, Location: 105 N 20TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Slaton:

Private elementary/middle school in Slaton:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 54, Location: 1305 W DIVISION ST, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in Slaton

Library in Slaton:

  • SLATON CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $58,110; Location: 200 W LYNN ST; 12,300 books; 159 audio materials; 370 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Another church to add to this list it First Assembly of God, located on the corner of 14th and Jean.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Slaton: Slaton Museum (A), Slaton Fire Department (B), Slaton Emergency Medical Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Slaton include: Freewill Baptist Church (A), Bible Baptist Church (B), Mount Olive Baptist Church (C), Number One Church of God and Christ (D), Church of God (E), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (F), Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (G), Westview Baptist Church (H), Twenty First Street Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Englewood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Slaton: Tiger Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Bobby Keys - Saxophone player, Buddy Parker - Football player and coach, Dee Fondy - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Slaton and their reported violations in the past:

WAYNES LIQUOR STORE (Population served: 242, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In APR-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
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: 0.4% of all households
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
84 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Slaton (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank: at 103 Texas Avenue, branch established on 1932/10/13. Info updated 2008/04/17: Bank assets: $303.9 mil, Deposits: $279.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lubco Bancshares, Inc.
  • American State Bank: Slaton Branch at 1800 West Division Street, branch established on 1997/11/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $3,079.1 mil, Deposits: $2,459.5 mil, headquarters in Lubbock, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: American State Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Slaton:

Marital status in Slaton, TX
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Slaton:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Slaton
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Slaton, TX (based on Lubbock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant86,949241
Catholic36,23917
Mainline Protestant23,96043
Other11,25923
Black Protestant1,92414
Orthodox2082
None118,292-
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: 25
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Lubbock County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 148
Lubbock County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

7.9%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.0%
Texas:

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

13.3%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.4%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Slaton:

22.7%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Slaton:

11.8%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Slaton:

52.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Slaton:

78.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Slaton, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$33,442$36,4820$0
Health 8$26,081$39,1222$1,209
Water Supply 7$22,636$38,8050$0
Other and Unallocable 6$18,910$37,8200$0
Police - Other 5$12,290$29,4960$0
Streets and Highways 5$13,401$32,1620$0
Firefighters 3$8,604$34,4161$1,594
Sewerage 3$5,413$21,6520$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,432$62,5925$75
Local Libraries 1$2,520$30,2401$551
Financial Administration 1$2,965$35,5800$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,523
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$855
Totals for Government 52$156,694$36,16012$6,807

Slaton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,535,000 ($760.01)
    Water Utilities: $2,718,000 ($455.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,169,000 ($195.91)
    Sewerage: $956,000 ($160.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000 ($7.88)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($4.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($2.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $71,000 ($11.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,122,000 ($188.03)

Slaton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,169,000 ($195.91)
    Sewerage: $956,000 ($160.21)
    Other: $87,000 ($14.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,718,000 ($455.51)
  • Tax - Property: $766,000 ($128.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $87,000 ($14.58)

Slaton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,313,000 ($1728.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,165,000 ($865.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,738,000 ($291.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,000 ($21.12)

Slaton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,122,000 ($188.03)

6.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hockley County, TX  0.24% ($40,526 average AGI)
from Hale County, TX  0.24% ($41,024)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.23% ($45,908)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($76 average AGI)
Lubbock County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dallas County, TX  0.33% ($42,694 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.33% ($52,813)
to Travis County, TX  0.23% ($71,008)
Businesses in Slaton, TX
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1U-Haul1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Slaton:

  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDAV (1590 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX)
  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRFE (580 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: KRFE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBZO (1460 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKAM (1340 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLFB (1420 AM; 1 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: DREW BALLARD)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Slaton:

  • KONE (101.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KMMX (100.3 FM; TAHOKA, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KFMX-FM (94.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLLL-FM (96.3 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KQBR (99.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZII-FM (102.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTQ-FM (93.7 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KKCL (98.1 FM; LORENZO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJAK (92.7 FM; SLATON, TX; Owner: WILLIAMS BROADCAST GROUP)
  • KEJS (106.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: BARTON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAMY (90.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOFR (107.3 FM; POST, TX; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)
  • KOHM (89.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • KAMZ (103.5 FM; TAHOKA, TX; Owner: ALBERT BENAVIDES)
  • K204EY (88.5 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTXT-FM (88.1 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • KRBL (105.7 FM; IDALOU, TX; Owner: TRIUMPH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQRI (90.9 FM; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLVT-FM (105.5 FM; LEVELLAND, TX; Owner: PAUL R. BEANE)
  • KAIQ (95.5 FM; WOLFFORTH, TX; Owner: LITTLEFIELD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Slaton:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJTV-TV (Channel 34; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KCBD (Channel 11; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KAMC (Channel 28; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: VHR LUBBOCK LICENSE, INC.)
  • KJTV-CA (Channel 32; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KXTQ-LP (Channel 46; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K48GB (Channel 48; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KUPT-LP (Channel 14; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KUPT (Channel 22; WOLFFORTH, TX; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KTXT-TV (Channel 5; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY)
  • KBZO-LP (Channel 51; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGLR-LP (Channel 30; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: LUBBOCK TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KPTB (Channel 16; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
Slaton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Slaton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 48.0mTotal length
  • 49,522Total average daily traffic
  • 12,878Total average daily truck traffic
  • 68,030Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Slaton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Slaton, TX)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Slaton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Slaton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 55 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$89,24817$58,28726$72,9126$30,3277$49,4461$28,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$06$65,1030$00$01$84,060
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$45,9854$55,13016$56,30611$35,7802$44,5002$55,875
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$68,8931$37,5800$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$51,4200$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$37,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$100,870
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0106.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Slaton, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Slaton, TX - Value

2004 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 56. The highest number of fire incidents - 108 took place in 2009, and the least - 30 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Slaton, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.6%), and Structure Fires (17.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Slaton, TX
    • 51365.6%Outside Fires
    • 13417.1%Structure Fires
    • 688.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 678.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Slaton, TX
Most common first names in Slaton, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5174.4 years
William5074.3 years
John4777.2 years
Mary4781.3 years
Joe2871.1 years
George2775.5 years
Robert2475.2 years
Willie1776.6 years
Annie1681.5 years
Walter1677.7 years
Most common last names in Slaton, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3477.5 years
Jones3372.9 years
Wilson2182.0 years
Taylor2078.9 years
Garcia2061.5 years
Martinez1970.0 years
Davis1876.8 years
Johnson1771.6 years
Thomas1773.0 years
Kitten1775.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Slaton, TX
  • 76.5%Utility gas
  • 23.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Slaton, TX
  • 56.3%Utility gas
  • 43.7%Electricity


Slaton compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Slaton on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
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