Southwest Bell, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 6,053.
Males: 3,034  (50.1%)
Females: 3,019  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76542

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,540 (it was $49,562 in 2000)
Southwest Bell:

$70,540
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,651 (it was $20,629 in 2000)

Southwest Bell CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $181,035 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Southwest Bell:

$181,035
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $192,562; detached houses: $202,501; townhouses or other attached units: $123,176; in 2-unit structures: $78,734; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $455,116; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $571,650; mobile homes: $57,868; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $90,055
March 2019 cost of living index in Southwest Bell: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Southwest Bell, TX (2000)
    • 4,00377.0%White alone
    • 54210.4%Hispanic
    • 2825.4%Black alone
    • 1713.3%Two or more races
    • 1152.2%Asian alone
    • 470.9%American Indian alone
    • 240.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 170.3%Other race alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 98.5 square miles.

Population density: 61 people per square mile   (very low).

Southwest Bell, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Southwest Bell CCD:

1.4% ($1,330)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Killeen, TX (9.2 miles , pop. 86,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (47.0 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (114.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Killeen, TX (3.0 miles ),
Harker Heights, TX (3.1 miles ),
Florence, TX (3.1 miles ),
Fort Hood, TX (3.2 miles ),
Briggs, TX (3.4 miles ),
Nolanville, TX (3.5 miles ),
Copperas Cove, TX (3.5 miles ),
Kempner, TX (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 30.98 N, Longitude: 97.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 254

Distribution of median household income in Southwest Bell, TX in 2017
Southwest Bell satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Southwest Bell, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Public administration (10.5%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.0%)
  • Public administration (12.8%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.9%)
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Southwest Bell, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Southwest Bell, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Southwest Bell-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Southwest Bell place center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 tornado 48.2 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Southwest Bell-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 225.6 miles away from Southwest Bell 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 336.3 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 151.5 miles away from Southwest Bell 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 327.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 143.4 miles away from Southwest Bell 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 266.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bell County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Southwest Bell:

  • GREENLEAF CTR INC KILLEEN (Hospital, about 7 miles away; KILLEEN, TX)
  • METROPLEX HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; KILLEEN, TX)
  • TEXMED HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; KILLEEN, TX)
  • HEALTHCOR INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; KILLEEN, TX)
  • INDIAN OAKS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HARKER HEIGHTS, TX)
  • KILLEEN KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; KILLEEN, TX)
  • ABSOLUTE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; HARKER HEIGHTS, TX)

Amtrak stations near Southwest Bell:

  • 11 miles: KILLEEN (ARROW TRAILWAYS, 200 E. AVENUE C) - Bus Station
  • 12 miles: FORT HOOD (BLDG. 108, 76 TANK BATTALION AVE.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southwest Bell:

  • Central Texas College (about 10 miles; Killeen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,911)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 20 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Temple College (about 26 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • Concordia University-Texas (about 39 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Austin Community College District (about 46 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 25,957)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 49 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 45,500)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 52 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 4,308)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Southwest Bell: Maxdale Community Center (A), Variety Club Boys Ranch (B), Southwest Bell County Fire Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southwest Bell include: Trimmier Church (A), Calvary Church (B), Rock Creek Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Indian Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bennett Branch (A), Trimmier Creek (B), Wilson Branch (C), Clear Creek (D), Stillman Valley Creek (E), Sycamore Branch (F), Rocky Creek (G), Rock Creek (H), Reese Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bell 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:

79.1%
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: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.5%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.3%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Bell:

Marital status in Southwest Bell, TX
  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 69.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Southwest Bell:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Southwest Bell, TX (based on Bell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant84,720225
Catholic25,3669
Mainline Protestant16,86144
Other14,38619
Black Protestant5,37819
None163,524-
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: 26
Bell County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 41
Bell County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 117
Here:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 143
Bell County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bell County:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bell County:

10.4%
State:

15.7%

12.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.34%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.66% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,309 average AGI)
Bell County:

0.66%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Coryell County, TX  0.89% ($36,078 average AGI)
from Travis County, TX  0.56% ($34,940)
from Williamson County, TX  0.52% ($49,721)


12.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.26%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.54% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,968 average AGI)
Bell County:

0.54%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Coryell County, TX  0.81% ($34,143 average AGI)
to Williamson County, TX  0.50% ($56,650)
to Travis County, TX  0.47% ($40,477)

Strongest AM radio stations in Southwest Bell:

  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • WMOP (900 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRMY (1050 AM; 0 kW; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVET (1300 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTON (940 AM; 1 kW; BELTON, TX; Owner: SHELDON COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southwest Bell:

  • KNCT-FM (91.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KVLT (88.5 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUSJ (105.5 FM; HARKER HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KSSM (103.1 FM; COPPERAS COVE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLFX (107.3 FM; NOLANVILLE, TX; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KFMK (105.9 FM; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOOC (106.3 FM; BELTON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIIZ-FM (92.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHFI-FM (96.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAMX (94.7 FM; LULING, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KKMJ-FM (95.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KMFA (89.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC)
  • KASE-FM (100.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KINV (107.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: SIMMONS LONE STAR MEDIA, LTD.)
  • KBEY (92.5 FM; BURNET, TX; Owner: MUNBILLA BROADCASTING PROPERTIES, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Southwest Bell:

  • KNCT (Channel 46; BELTON, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • K16CY (Channel 16; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KPLE-LP (Channel 31; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KILLEEN CHRISTIAN B/CING.CORPORATION)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTBC (Channel 7; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KTBC LICENSE, INC.)
  • KEYE-TV (Channel 42; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KVUE (Channel 24; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KVUE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KLRU (Channel 18; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITAL OF TEXAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • KXAN-TV (Channel 36; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KNVA (Channel 54; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: 54 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXAM-TV (Channel 14; LLANO, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC)
  • KHPX-CA (Channel 48; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KHPZ-CA (Channel 64; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Southwest Bell, TX
  • 81.0%Electricity
  • 15.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Southwest Bell, TX
  • 78.6%Electricity
  • 15.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Southwest Bell compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.

Southwest Bell on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: supervisors of construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: secretaries and administrative assistants (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other financial specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: music stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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