Study Butte-Terlingua, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 275.
Males: 155  (56.6%)
Females: 120  (43.4%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip codes: 79852.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,927 (it was $35,357 in 2000)
Study Butte-Terlingua:

$50,927
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,083 (it was $15,052 in 2000)

Study Butte-Terlingua CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,468 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Study Butte-Terlingua:

$88,468
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $195,725; Detached houses: $356,081; In 2-unit structures: $15,684; Mobile homes: $24,212

Median gross rent in 2009: $321.

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Study Butte-Terlingua races chart
  • Hispanic - 138 (51.7%)
  • White alone - 115 (43.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (1.1%)

Races in Study Butte-Terlingua detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Study Butte-Terlingua: 120.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.6%), English (7.9%), Irish (6.3%), French Canadian (4.2%), Scottish (3.2%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 16.0 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Study Butte-Terlingua:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Study Butte-Terlingua CDP:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

32 residents are foreign born (21.2% Latin America, 11.9% Asia).

This place:  21.2%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $700 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $729 (1.6%)

Study Butte-Terlingua satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (189.4 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (241.1 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (304.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Study Butte, TX (1.4 miles ), Terlingua, TX (1.8 miles) , Redford, TX (6.2 miles) , Presidio, TX (7.2 miles ), Marathon, TX (8.0 miles ), Indio, TX (8.0 miles) , Alpine, TX (8.5 miles ), Marfa, TX (8.6 miles ).

Latitude: 29.33 N, Longitude: 103.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 432

Study Butte-Terlingua household income distribution Study Butte-Terlingua home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (76%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (57%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (12%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (32%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Religious workers (13%)
  • Woodworkers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

Work and jobs in Study Butte-Terlingua: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Study Butte-Terlingua, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Study Butte-Terlingua-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 28% 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 67.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/28/1995 at 10:46:12, a magnitude 6.9 (5.7 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.9 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 468.4 miles away from Study Butte-Terlingua center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 470.0 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 210.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 525.0 miles away from Study Butte-Terlingua center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 304.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brewster County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Study Butte-Terlingua:

  • Sul Ross State University (about 73 miles; Alpine, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • Odessa College (about 190 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 192 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 207 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 231 miles; Uvalde, TX; FT enrollment: 3,569)
  • Angelo State University (about 236 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • El Paso Community College (about 239 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)

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Notable location: Terlingua Fire and Emergency Medical Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Willow Creek (A), Dark Canyon Creek (B), Bens Hole Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.02
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.5%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.7%
Whole state:  71.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  4.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Study Butte-Terlingua compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009

Study Butte-Terlingua travel time to work - commute Study Butte-Terlingua mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Study Butte-Terlingua CDP (based on Brewster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.00%
Here: 57.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.2%27.1%8.5%2.8%2.6%
Congregations14.3%28.6%9.5%9.5%4.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents2.4%2.1%1.4%1.1%1.7%
Congregations4.8%4.8%9.5%4.8%9.5%
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: 6
Brewster County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brewster County:

25.0%
Texas:

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

13.8%
State:

15.7%

10.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.86%
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 El Paso County, TX  0.56% ($33,842 average AGI)
from Presidio County, TX  0.53% ($26,611)
from Harris County, TX  0.41% ($80,071)


11.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.04%
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 Midland County, TX  0.73% ($30,960 average AGI)
to Ector County, TX  0.56% ($33,684)
to El Paso County, TX  0.56% ($46,211)

Strongest AM radio stations in Study Butte-Terlingua:

  • 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.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
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