Study Butte, Texas

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Population in 2010: 233.
Males: 92  (39.7%)
Females: 141  (60.3%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip codes: 79852.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,731
Study Butte:

$39,731
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,989

Study Butte CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $132,980
Study Butte:

$132,980
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $172,322; Detached houses: $197,777; Townhouses or other attached units: $180,697; Mobile homes: $73,666; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $192,997

Median gross rent in 2016: $550.

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  • Races in Study Butte, TX (2010)

    Study Butte races chart
    • 12352.8%Hispanic
    • 10846.4%White alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Study Butte: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (12.9%), Serbian (4.1%), German (3.2%), Scottish (3.2%), Greek (1.8%), Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2541 feet

For population 25 years and over in Study Butte:

  • High school or higher: 59.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%

For population 15 years and over in Study Butte CDP:

  • Never married: 10.2%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

75 residents are foreign born (28.6% Latin America).

This place:

28.6%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $588 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $656 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (189.2 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (242.7 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (302.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Study Butte-Terlingua, TX (1.4 miles ), Terlingua, TX (2.3 miles) , Redford, TX (6.4 miles) , Presidio, TX (7.3 miles ), Marathon, TX (8.0 miles ), Indio, TX (8.2 miles) , Alpine, TX (8.5 miles ), Marfa, TX (8.7 miles ).

Latitude: 29.32 N, Longitude: 103.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 432

Study Butte household income distribution Study Butte home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (37%)
  • Accommodation and food services (37%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (51%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Study Butte-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 29% 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 67.2 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 469.8 miles away from Study Butte 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 471.5 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 210.2 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 526.7 miles away from Study Butte center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 304.4 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 (13).
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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Study Butte:

  • 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 206 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 229 miles; Uvalde, TX; FT enrollment: 3,569)
  • Angelo State University (about 235 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Howard College (about 238 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)

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Creeks: Dark Canyon Creek (A), Bens Hole Creek (B). 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 5.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.02
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 42.1%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  50.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

26.4
Texas average:

14.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9002
Evangelical Protestant1,78514
Mainline Protestant3144
Other2693
Orthodox151
None4,949-
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: 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:

  • 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • .8 Mi E (Lat: 29.318333 Lon: -103.513611), Type: 6.7, Overall height: 6.7 m, Registrant: 9153641000, , 808 N 5TH ST
  • Off Hwy 118 (Lat: 29.320000 Lon: -103.531667), Type: 7.9, Overall height: 7.9 m, Registrant: 9153641000, , 808 N 5TH ST

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • TERLINGUA, Study Butte (Lat: 29.320000 Lon: -103.531667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WCU298, Licensee ID: L00125959
    Assigned Frequencies: 2112.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2010Registrant: Big Bend Telephone Company, Inc., 808 N 5th St, Alpine, TX 79830, Phone: (432) 364-1000, Fax: (432) 364-0023

Study Butte compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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