Spur, Texas

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Population in 2014: 1,211 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.3%
Males: 718  (59.4%)
Females: 493  (40.6%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79370.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,312 (it was $24,286 in 2000)
Spur:

$29,312
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,549 (it was $14,601 in 2000)

Spur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $37,275 (it was $19,900 in 2000)
Spur:

$37,275
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $72,769; Detached houses: $74,016; Mobile homes: $32,370

Median gross rent in 2013: $429.

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  • Races in Spur, TX (2010)

    Spur races chart
    • 68952.3%White alone
    • 51939.4%Hispanic
    • 856.4%Black alone
    • 151.1%American Indian alone
    • 60.5%Two or more races
    • 40.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Spur: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (17.4%), Irish (6.7%), English (4.4%), German (3.4%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2291 feet

Land area: 1.62 square miles.

Population density: 749 people per square mile   (low).

Spur, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Spur:

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spur city:

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

73 residents are foreign born (5.3% Latin America).

This city:

5.3%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $727 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $393 (1.2%)

Spur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (59.2 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (210.4 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (240.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Dickens, TX (3.2 miles ), Girard, TX (3.7 miles) , Jayton, TX (4.8 miles ), Crosbyton, TX (5.0 miles ), Roaring Springs, TX (5.4 miles ), Ralls, TX (5.8 miles ), Guthrie, TX (6.0 miles ), Post, TX (6.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.48 N, Longitude: 100.86 W

Area code: 806

Spur household income distribution Spur home values distribution

Crime rates in Spur by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00002000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0189.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 101000000N/A0
per 100,000 88.00.092.80.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.0
Robberies 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 41000324202
per 100,000 352.193.20.00.00.0325.0219.8297.2152.00.0163.1
Burglaries 3144274166211
per 100,000 264.11,304.8371.1185.9662.9433.4109.9445.8455.9161.4897.2
Thefts 67530112214
per 100,000 528.2652.4463.8278.80.0108.3109.9148.6152.080.7326.3
Auto thefts 20000011010
per 100,000 176.10.00.00.00.00.0109.974.30.080.70.0
Arson 01010010000
per 100,000 0.093.20.092.90.00.0109.90.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.0) 202.5141.6123.625.2442.6103.867.5106.771.221.8112.9

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Crime rate in Spur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -221 (-16.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (39%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Spur, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spur-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Spur city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1960, a category F3 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spur-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 48% 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 31.4 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 265.8 miles away from Spur 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 152.4 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 209.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.3 miles away from Spur 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 324.8 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 Dickens County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Birthplace of: Red McCombs - NFL team owner, Robb Kendrick - Photographer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Spur:

  • DICKENS COUNTY NURSING HOME (905 E HILL)

airports located in Spur:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spur:

  • Texas Tech University (about 60 miles; Lubbock, TX; Full-time enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 61 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 71 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • South Plains College (about 88 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Howard College (about 92 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 97 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Vernon College (about 101 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)

Public high school in Spur:

  • SPUR SCHOOL (Students: 311, Location: 800 N WILLIAMS, Grades: PK-12)
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Library in Spur:

  • DICKENS COUNTY SPUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,244; Location: 415 E HILL ST; 16,201 books; 217 audio materials; 300 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Spur Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Spur include: Community Bible Chapel Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Bethel Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Spur: Swenson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.5%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.2% for American Indian residents, 71.8% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
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: 0.2% of all households
310 people in federal detention centers in 2010
38 people in nursing homes in 2000

Spur, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Spur (2011 data):

  • Spur Security Bank: at 120 West Harris Street, branch established on 1933/12/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $45.9 mil, Deposits: $41.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Espuela Bank Shares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.9
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spur city (based on Dickens County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,23612
Catholic2741
Mainline Protestant1601
None774-
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: 1
Dickens County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Dickens County:

16.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

16.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Dickens County:

27.8%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Spur:

47.7%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Spur:

28.7
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

50.8%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Spur:

74.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spur, 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
Financial Administration 2$5,740$34,4400$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$580
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,532$33,1920$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,434$29,2080$0
Water Supply 2$6,200$37,2000$0
Gas Supply 1$2,924$35,0880$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$462
Totals for Government 8$22,830$34,2453$1,042

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $342,000 ($282.41)
    Water Utilities: $324,000 ($267.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $235,000 ($194.05)
    Financial Administration: $130,000 ($107.35)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($78.45)
    Police Protection: $87,000 ($71.84)
    Sewerage: $82,000 ($67.71)
    Fire Protection: $53,000 ($43.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $51,000 ($42.11)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($14.04)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($4.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($3.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $93,000 ($76.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($19.82)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $142,000 ($117.26)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($73.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $93,000 ($76.80)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($3.30)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $418,000 ($345.17)
    Water Utilities: $364,000 ($300.58)
  • Tax - Property: $263,000 ($217.18)
    Total General Sales: $46,000 ($37.99)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($21.47)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $533,000 ($440.13)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $61,000 ($50.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $56,000 ($46.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $527,000 ($435.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($4.95)
    Other, NEC: $5,000 ($4.13)

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

  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $149,000 ($123.04)

8.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.28%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

9.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.39%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Spur:

  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • 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.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spur:

  • KOFR (107.3 FM; POST, TX; Owner: KXOJ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Spur:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJTV-TV (Channel 34; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)

Spur fatal accident list:

Oct 13, 1991 01:30 AM, Swensonprk, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spur)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 511 E Hill St (Lat: 33.902306 Lon: -102.337111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPKN946, Licensee ID: L00102746
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.350 MHz, 461.450 MHz, 461.800 MHz, 462.025 MHz, 464.100 MHzGrant Date: 04/03/2007, Expiration Date: 05/20/2017, Certifier: Jay JenkinsRegistrant: Jp Jenkins Inc, 5811 B W 34th, Lubbock, TX 79407, Phone: (806) 795-5823, Fax: (806) 795-2444

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 33.480000 Lon: -100.874722, Call Sign: WQAM836
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.590 MHz, 158.130 MHzGrant Date: 07/06/2004, Expiration Date: 07/06/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2012, Certifier: Charles WaltonRegistrant: South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc., 4727 S. Loop 289, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79408, Phone: (806) 775-7752, Fax: (806) 775-7807, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spur)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7052E , Serial Number: 56552, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/03/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 209 E Hill St, Spur, TX 79370
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7604M , Serial Number: 55904, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 03/02/1959
    Registrant (Individual): David Rex Vaughn, 599 Cr 237, Spur, TX 79370

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Spur

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spur, TX
Most common first names in Spur, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3179.1 years
John3078.0 years
Mary2880.9 years
James2275.2 years
Robert1780.7 years
Willie1678.7 years
Henry1174.8 years
Charles1076.3 years
Raymond1072.7 years
Frank1077.7 years
Most common last names in Spur, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3576.2 years
Williams1678.2 years
Jones1377.6 years
Alexander1171.5 years
Taylor1181.5 years
Moore1072.1 years
Walker1079.6 years
Hagins1076.9 years
Watson1078.9 years
Karr975.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)

Spur compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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