Sun Valley, Texas

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Population in 2013: 69 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +35.3%
Males: 30  (44.1%)
Females: 39  (55.9%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip code: 75462

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,967 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Sun Valley:

$55,967
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,249 (it was $24,129 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $27,758 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Sun Valley:

$27,758
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $31,008; Detached houses: $80,752; Mobile homes: $21,059
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  • White alone - 41 (59.4%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (31.9%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (4.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sun Valley: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (21.7%), German (15.5%), United States (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 449 people per square mile   (low).

Sun Valley, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Sun Valley:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 52.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sun Valley city:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 25.9%

34 residents are foreign born (16.0% Europe).

This city:  26.0%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,132 (18.4%)

Sun Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (64.7 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (87.3 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (98.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Reno, TX (1.6 miles ), Blossom, TX (1.6 miles ), Paris, TX (2.6 miles ), Detroit, TX (3.1 miles ), Biardstown, TX (3.3 miles ), Powderly, TX (3.3 miles ), Deport, TX (3.4 miles ), Toco, TX (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 33.67 N, Longitude: 95.43 W

Sun Valley household income distribution Sun Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-15.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (84%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (76%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Sun Valley, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sun Valley-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Sun Valley city center injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 tornado 11.4 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 170 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sun Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.7 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 311.5 miles away from Sun Valley center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 145.7 miles away from Sun Valley center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 320.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sun Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sun Valley:

  • RED RIVER HOMECARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; RENO, TX)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE OF PARIS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • MILLENNIUM HOME CARE OF NE TEXAS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • PARIS SIGNATURE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • ON CALL HOME HEALTH AND REHAB SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • RCG PARIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • PLATINUM HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; PARIS, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sun Valley:

  • Paris Junior College (about 6 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,875)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 41 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 51 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 60 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Grayson College (about 70 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 79 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • Texarkana College (about 80 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)

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Lamar 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: 3.1%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  45.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sun Valley compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sun Valley travel time to work - commute Sun Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (38%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sun Valley city (based on Lamar County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.36%
Here: 65.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents55.6%10.9%8.6%7.5%6.9%
Congregations34.8%15.2%1.1%16.3%6.5%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%1.2%1.2%1.2%4.4%
Congregations2.2%1.1%4.3%1.1%17.4%
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: 6
Lamar County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Lamar County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Lamar County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

26.5%
Texas:

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

13.3%
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
Streets and Highways 1$1,776$21,3120$0
Totals for Government 1$1,776$21,3120$0

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
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 Red River County, TX  0.53% ($38,382 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.43% ($35,945)
from Fannin County, TX  0.24% ($21,875)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Dallas County, TX  0.51% ($51,558 average AGI)
to Red River County, TX  0.51% ($26,849)
to Choctaw County, OK  0.25% ($22,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sun Valley:

  • KPLT (1490 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPJC (1250 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, TX; Owner: PARIS JUNIOR COLLEGE)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sun Valley:

  • KBUS (101.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLT-FM (107.7 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOYN (93.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K217CP (91.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • KHCP (89.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KITX (95.5 FM; HUGO, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KGAP (98.5 FM; CLARKSVILLE, TX; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)
  • K201FX (88.1 FM; RENO, TX; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K211DS (90.1 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sun Valley:

  • K42DA (Channel 42; PARIS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K08KK (Channel 8; PARIS, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • K15AA (Channel 15; HUGO, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Service Call: 1
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