Spofford, Texas

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Population in 2013: 95 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.7%
Males: 52  (54.8%)
Females: 43  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip code: 78832

Estimated median household income in 2012: $79,338 (it was $39,583 in 2000)
Spofford:

$79,338
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,021 (it was $36,485 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,521 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Spofford:

$34,521
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $41,862; Detached houses: $42,586; Mobile homes: $38,784
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Spofford races chart
  • Hispanic - 60 (63.2%)
  • White alone - 31 (32.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (1.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spofford: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.5%), West Indian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1006 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 378 people per square mile   (very low).

Spofford, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Spofford:

  • High school or higher: 60.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 15.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spofford city:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

22 residents are foreign born

This city:  20.6%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,083 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (0.8%)

Spofford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Antonio, TX (116.1 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Fort Clark Springs, TX (3.0 miles ), Brackettville, TX (3.1 miles ), Quemado, TX (4.5 miles ), Radar Base, TX (4.8 miles) , Laughlin AFB, TX (5.1 miles ), Elm Creek, TX (5.3 miles ), Val Verde Park, TX (5.4 miles ), Siesta Acres, TX (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 29.17 N, Longitude: 100.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 830

Spofford household income distribution Spofford home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+10.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Educational services (46%)
  • Accommodation and food services (46%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Spofford, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spofford-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/16/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the Spofford city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spofford-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 193.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 267.6 miles away from Spofford 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 270.9 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 140.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.3 miles away from Spofford 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) earthquake occurred 144.8 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 Kinney County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spofford topographic map

Airports located in Spofford:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spofford:

  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 41 miles; Uvalde, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,569)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 105 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 112 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 25,503)
  • Palo Alto College (about 114 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (about 114 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • San Antonio College (about 118 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)
  • Trinity University (about 119 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)

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Kinney County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 39.4%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Spofford compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Spofford travel time to work - commute Spofford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (42%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Spofford city (based on Kinney County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.82%
Here: 74.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents69.6%17.4%4.4%4.0%4.6%
Congregations11.1%33.3%11.1%11.1%33.3%
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: 1
Kinney County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Kinney County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Kinney County:

26.0%
Texas:

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

12.8%
State:

15.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$204
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$102
Water Supply 0$0 1$255
Totals for Government 0$0 3$561

7.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,768 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
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 Val Verde County, TX  1.13% ($27,417 average AGI)


7.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
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 Val Verde County, TX  0.95% ($25,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spofford:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KEPS (1270 AM; 1 kW; EAGLE PASS, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KWMC (1490 AM; 1 kW; DEL RIO, TX; Owner: MINERVA GARZA VALDEZ)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KTJK (1230 AM; 1 kW; DEL RIO, TX; Owner: FORUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spofford:

  • KBNU (93.9 FM; UVALDE, TX; Owner: RADIO CACTUS, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Spofford:

  • KVAW (Channel 16; EAGLE PASS, TX; Owner: HISPANIC TELEVISION NETWORK, INC., DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • LARRY J KOPIASZ, Sp Bldg North & G Street (Lat: 29.171056 Lon: -100.405056), Type: 104.6, Overall height: 104.6 m
    Registrant: 5036323135, Toddh@writeme.Com, 13360 CLIFFSIDE DRIVE
  • BRAD G ZIELIE, Sp Bldg North & G Street (Lat: 29.171056 Lon: -100.405056), Type: 104.6, Overall height: 104.6 m
    Registrant: 4025441777, Uplicensing@up.Com, 1400 DOUGLAS ST. STOP 0650
  • L. J. KOPIASZ, Sp Bldg North & G Streets (Lat: 29.172500 Lon: -100.407500), Type: 104.5, Overall height: 104.5 m
    Registrant: 8885444179, Todd_h@northwest.Com, 1416 DODGE ST ROOM 1100
  • LARRY J KOPIASZ, Sp Bldg North & G Street (Lat: 29.171056 Lon: -100.405056), Type: 104.6, Overall height: 104.6 m
    Registrant: 5036323135, Toddh@writeme.Com, 13360 CLIFFSIDE DRIVE
  • THOMAS J MCGOVERN, Mw Bldg North & G Street (Lat: 29.172583 Lon: -100.407583), Type: 104.5, Overall height: 104.5 m
    Registrant: 4025441777, Uplicensing@up.Com, 1400 DOUGLAS ST. STOP 0650
  • Thomas J McGovern, Mw Bldg North & G Street (Lat: 29.172583 Lon: -100.407583), Type: 104.5, Overall height: 104.5 m
    Registrant: 4025441777, Uplicensing@up.Com, 1400 DOUGLAS ST. STOP 0650

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 8 Mi E (Lat: 29.176917 Lon: -100.270917), Call Sign: KUR918
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/1997, Expiration Date: 12/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2003
    Registrant: L R French Jr, 1010 W Wall, Midland, TX 79702
  • MP 337, Mp 337 Del Riosub-Ded (Lat: 29.164528 Lon: -100.348611), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: KNIZ599
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.550 MHz, 160.515 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2004, Expiration Date: 04/24/2014, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • MP 25.7, Mp 25.7, Egps Sub, 7.2 Mi Nnw (Lat: 28.805361 Lon: -100.453500), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WNCR898
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2005, Expiration Date: 08/07/2015, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • 7.0 Mi Nw (Lat: 29.226639 Lon: -100.498139), Type: Building, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPLF669
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/29/2012, Expiration Date: 03/26/2022, Cancellation Date: 10/05/2012, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-6486, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:
  • SPOFFORD RMT, 2.4 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 29.205722 Lon: -100.463806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQEB886
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2005, Expiration Date: 12/23/2015, Certifier: Larry Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas Street Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-0486, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SPOFFORD, M/W Building N Of G St (Lat: 29.171056 Lon: -100.405056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQOJ673
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.393 MHz, 941.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/2011, Expiration Date: 10/19/2021, Certifier: David J Lachapelle
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 S 15th St Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5050, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • SPOFFORD, Sp Bldg North & G Streets (Lat: 29.171056 Lon: -100.405056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 104.5 m, Call Sign: KYQ79
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/2009, Expiration Date: 05/12/2019
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Spofford Airport (Lat: 29.132472 Lon: -100.430917), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2161
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.35651 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/19/1996, Expiration Date: 12/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Malone Trucking Company, 21 21st St S, Texas City, TX 77592-0709

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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