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 2012: $65,986 (it was $49,562 in 2000)
Southwest Bell:

$65,986
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,275 (it was $20,629 in 2000)

Southwest Bell CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $149,058 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Southwest Bell:

$149,058
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $159,753; Detached houses: $182,330; Townhouses or other attached units: $410,856; In 2-unit structures: $207,842; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $128,484; Mobile homes: $78,581; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $49,826
Southwest Bell races chart
  • White alone - 4,003 (77.0%)
  • Hispanic - 542 (10.4%)
  • Black alone - 282 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 171 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 115 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 47 (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 24 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Southwest Bell: 141.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Bell CCD:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 69.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

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

Southwest Bell CCD:  1.4% ($1,330)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Southwest Bell satellite photo by USGS

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

Southwest Bell household income distribution Southwest Bell home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Southwest Bell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Southwest Bell, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Southwest Bell 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 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 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 (12).
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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.5. This is about average.

City:

81.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0
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%

Southwest Bell compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Southwest Bell CCD (based on Bell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.91%
Here: 47.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents46.9%22.0%9.9%4.1%2.5%
Congregations33.3%5.2%10.4%13.5%6.3%
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.7%1.6%7.5%
Congregations1.6%2.6%2.6%2.1%22.4%
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: 26
Bell County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Bell County:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Bell County:

27.5%
Texas:

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

10.4%
State:

15.7%

13.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,424 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.49%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.94% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,479 average AGI)
Bell County:

0.94%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Coryell County, TX  0.90% ($31,859 average AGI)
from Bexar County, TX  0.33% ($37,160)
from Williamson County, TX  0.33% ($36,341)


14.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.42%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.93% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,232 average AGI)
Bell County:

0.93%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Coryell County, TX  0.86% ($29,141 average AGI)
to Williamson County, TX  0.44% ($49,661)
to Travis County, TX  0.43% ($31,008)

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.)
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