Sunray, Texas

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Population in 2013: 1,922 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 940  (48.9%)
Females: 982  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79086.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,369 (it was $32,026 in 2000)
Sunray:

$45,369
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,464 (it was $16,656 in 2000)

Sunray city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,372 (it was $42,100 in 2000)
Sunray:

$72,372
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $75,023; Detached houses: $79,680; Townhouses or other attached units: $7,290; Mobile homes: $50,755

Median gross rent in 2012: $604.

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  • White alone - 1,172 (51.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1,006 (44.6%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sunray: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.4%), German (10.3%), English (6.4%), Dutch (4.3%), United States (2.9%), Czech (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,137 people per square mile   (low).

Sunray, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Sunray:

  • High school or higher: 73.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sunray city:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

388 residents are foreign born

This city:  17.2%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sunray, Texas as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sunray to the number of sex offenders is 1,953 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,459 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $447 (0.8%)

Sunray satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (56.7 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (243.6 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (363.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cactus, TX (3.2 miles ), Dumas, TX (3.7 miles ), Morse, TX (4.4 miles) , Stinnett, TX (5.0 miles ), Stratford, TX (5.1 miles ), Sanford, TX (5.2 miles ), Lake Meredith Estates, TX (5.2 miles ), Gruver, TX (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $179,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $134,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.02 N, Longitude: 101.82 W

Area code: 806

Sunray household income distribution Sunray home values distribution

Crime rates in Sunray by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 630
per 100,000 308.3152.50.0
Burglaries 737
per 100,000 359.7152.5357.3
Thefts 876
per 100,000 411.1355.9306.3
Auto thefts 012
per 100,000 0.050.8102.1
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 261.1) 107.561.947.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sunray detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +226 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Sunray, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Sunray-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Sunray city center .

On 3/18/1982, a category F4 tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sunray-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 71.3 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 215.4 miles away from Sunray 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 175.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from Sunray center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.4 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 Moore County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sunray topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sunray:

  • ACCESSCARE DUMAS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; DUMAS, TX)
  • MEMORIAL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DUMAS, TX)
  • PANHANDLE HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DUMAS, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; DUMAS, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DUMAS, TX)
  • CANYON VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DUMAS, TX)
  • GREAT PLAINS NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DUMAS, TX)

Airports located in Sunray:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunray:

  • Amarillo College (about 58 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 72 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 127 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 154 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 168 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 169 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Texas Tech University (about 169 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)

Public high school in Sunray:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sunray:

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Moore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.1%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.7% for other race residents, 1.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Sunray, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Sunray compared to Texas state average:

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

Banks with branches in Sunray (2011 data):

  • Happy State Bank: 416 Main Branch at 416 Main, branch established on 2004/04/16. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $1,840.0 mil, Deposits: $1,625.4 mil, headquarters in Happy, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Happy Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sunray city (based on Moore County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.78%
Here: 53.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents43.6%18.5%10.2%9.9%6.4%
Congregations17.1%8.6%11.4%22.9%17.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.0%2.1%1.9%1.7%2.8%
Congregations2.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%11.4%
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: 4
Moore County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Moore County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Moore County:

28.8%
Texas:

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

16.6%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$12,017$48,0680$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$363
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,044$40,1760$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,021
Welfare 0$0 1$363
Health 0$0 1$1,051
Solid Waste Management 1$2,288$27,4560$0
Sewerage 1$3,016$36,1920$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,063$24,75622$15,008
Water Supply 1$3,084$37,0080$0
Gas Supply 2$7,746$46,4760$0
Totals for Government 12$40,258$40,25832$17,806

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,299,000 ($675.86)
    Financial Administration: $206,000 ($107.18)
    Police Protection: $189,000 ($98.34)
    Water Utilities: $127,000 ($66.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000 ($55.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $92,000 ($47.87)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($42.66)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($26.01)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($13.01)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($10.93)
    Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($2.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($6.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($11.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($11.45)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($3.12)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($2.60)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $373,000 ($194.07)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $71,000 ($36.94)
    Sewerage: $69,000 ($35.90)
    All Other: $3,000 ($1.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($19.77)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,404,000 ($730.49)
    Water Utilities: $227,000 ($118.11)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $82,000 ($42.66)
    Property: $69,000 ($35.90)
    Public Utilities: $25,000 ($13.01)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $194,000 ($100.94)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $165,000 ($85.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $29,000 ($15.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,114,000 ($579.60)

8.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.08%
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 Potter County, TX  1.00% ($22,405 average AGI)
from Randall County, TX  0.60% ($36,750)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.28% ($22,857)


9.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.77%
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 Potter County, TX  1.57% ($26,034 average AGI)
to Randall County, TX  1.33% ($42,570)
to Texas County, OK  0.44% ($25,879)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sunray:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KDDD (800 AM; 0 kW; DUMAS, TX; Owner: NORTH RIVER INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunray:

  • KDDD-FM (95.3 FM; DUMAS, TX; Owner: NORTH RIVER INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KZRK-FM (107.9 FM; CANYON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQFX (104.3 FM; BORGER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KGNC-FM (97.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KXGL (100.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: FEUER/MCCORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMXJ-FM (94.1 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KACV-FM (89.9 FM; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KTOT (89.5 FM; SPEARMAN, TX; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • K219CC (91.7 FM; DUMAS, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRDF-FM (98.3 FM; SPEARMAN, TX; Owner: SPEARHEAD BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sunray:

  • KVII-TV (Channel 7; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • KACV-TV (Channel 2; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KCIT (Channel 14; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING OF AMARILLO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFDA-TV (Channel 10; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • KAMR-TV (Channel 4; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Sunray, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1679.9 years
John1171.9 years
William1078.9 years
Ollie674.5 years
Jessie582.8 years
Joe577.8 years
Thomas581.8 years
Walter577.0 years
Henry472.5 years
Edith479.5 years
Most common last names in Sunray, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller972.9 years
Brown673.6 years
Spurlock578.6 years
Bain577.2 years
Reynolds579.2 years
Carter480.7 years
Norrell477.5 years
Dooley478.7 years
Blanscet473.7 years
Powell478.3 years

Businesses in Sunray, TX

  • Lane Furniture: 1
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