Taft, Texas

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Population in 2017: 2,936 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.5%
 
Males: 1,415  (48.2%)
Females: 1,521  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

36.5 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78390.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,055 (it was $24,622 in 2000)
Taft:

$36,055
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,574 (it was $11,573 in 2000)

Taft city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $87,569 (it was $44,400 in 2000)
Taft:

$87,569
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $150,971; detached houses: $156,685; townhouses or other attached units: $112,269; in 2-unit structures: $80,187; mobile homes: $103,134; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $29,695

Median gross rent in 2017: $677.

March 2019 cost of living index in Taft: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 6.8% for other race residents, 48.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Taft, TX (2010)
    • 2,30175.5%Hispanic
    • 65121.4%White alone
    • 632.1%Black alone
    • 190.6%Two or more races
    • 80.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.10%Asian alone
    • 30.10%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Taft, Texas as of January 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Taft is 138 to 1.


Crime rates in Taft by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
6
(179.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(91.4)
8
(257.1)
6
(194.2)
12
(393.1)
3
(97.7)
2
(64.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(57.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.5)
1
(32.1)
1
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(86.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
23
(687.0)
20
(600.4)
19
(578.9)
21
(674.8)
10
(323.6)
7
(229.3)
9
(293.0)
9
(291.1)
9
(289.9)
4
(132.4)
5
(171.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(832.9)
20
(567.2)
16
(465.8)
24
(716.8)
47
(1,411)
23
(700.8)
23
(739.1)
12
(388.3)
15
(491.3)
25
(813.8)
13
(420.4)
9
(289.9)
8
(264.7)
24
(820.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
135
(3,877)
127
(3,602)
120
(3,493)
44
(1,314)
44
(1,321)
49
(1,493)
86
(2,763)
59
(1,909)
34
(1,114)
38
(1,237)
57
(1,843)
54
(1,740)
25
(827.3)
32
(1,094)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(114.9)
1
(28.4)
2
(58.2)
2
(59.7)
4
(120.1)
2
(60.9)
3
(96.4)
3
(97.1)
3
(98.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(99.3)
4
(136.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(58.2)
1
(29.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(60.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)257.0186.0206.1388.3281.3311.7520.2341.1447.1252.9215.7147.986.0146.4

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City-data.com crime index in Taft, TX

Crime rate in Taft detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: American (3.6%), German (3.4%), Scottish (2.1%), Lebanese (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,959 people per square mile   (low).

Taft, Texas map

192 residents are foreign born (6.0% Latin America).

This city:

6.2%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,384 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,274 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (16.3 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (122.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Taft Southwest, TX (0.9 miles ),
Loma Linda, TX (2.6 miles),
La Paloma Addition, TX (2.7 miles ),
Doyle, TX (2.7 miles ),
Rancho Chico, TX (2.7 miles ),
Gregory, TX (2.7 miles ),
Del Sol-Loma Linda, TX (2.8 miles ),
Portland, TX (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 27.98 N, Longitude: 97.39 W

Area code: 361

Distribution of median household income in Taft, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Taft, TX in 2017
Taft satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $39,200
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $85,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $85,500
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $17,800
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $17,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $41,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $31,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $3,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $12,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $75,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Taft, TX residents
Average permit cost in Taft, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Taft, TX
Historical housing units in Taft, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+1.1%).
Most common industries in Taft, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.2%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.0%)
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Taft, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)

Average climate in Taft, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Taft, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.7. This is about average.

City:

72.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.382. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.382
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.72
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Taft-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/22/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the Taft city center injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/8/1963, a category F3 tornado 13.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Taft-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.7 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 394.3 miles away from Taft center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from Taft center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 426.0 miles away from Taft center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from Taft center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Patricio County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Taft topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Taft:

  • TAFT HOSPITAL DISTRICT (1220 GREGORY ST)
  • SHORELINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (1201 GREGORY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Taft:

  • TRISUN CARE CENTER-COASTAL PALMS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PORTLAND, TX)
  • BAY AREA DIALYSIS SERVICES SINTON (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SINTON, TX)
  • TRISUN CARE CENTER-WESTWOOD (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
  • WESTWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
  • HOLMGREEN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taft:

  • Del Mar College (about 15 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,213)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 19 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 39 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 44 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Victoria College (about 64 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 64 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • Palo Alto College (about 117 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)

Public high schools in Taft:

  • TAFT H S (Students: 256, Location: 502 RINCON RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SHORELINE ACADEMY (Location: 1220 GREGORY ST, Grades: 7-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Taft:

  • TAFT J H (Students: 302, Location: 727 MCINTYRE AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • WOODROE PETTY EL (Students: 272, Location: 401 PEACH STREEET, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Taft

Library in Taft:

  • TAFT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $70,324; Location: 503 GREEN AVE; 16,335 books; 502 audio materials; 612 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Taft: Taft Police Department (A), Taft Blackland Museum (B), Taft Volunteer Fire Department (C), Mercury Emergency Medical Service (D), Shoreline Chemical Dependency Treatment Center (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Taft include: Faith Baptist Church (A), Faith Lutheran Church (B), First Baptist Church of Taft (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Taft: Taft City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Brian Bonner (safety) - Player of and football.

San Patricio County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.4%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
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: 0.3% of all households
63 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
88 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000
34 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Taft (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Taft Branch at 230 Green Avenue, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Victoria National Bank: Taft Branch at 421 Green Avenue, branch established on 1923/01/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,911.3 mil, Deposits: $1,700.2 mil, headquarters in Victoria, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Mow/Rpw Ii, Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Taft:

Marital status in Taft, TX
  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Taft:

  • High school or higher: 73.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.1
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Taft
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Taft, TX (based on San Patricio County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,02414
Evangelical Protestant14,00879
Mainline Protestant3,63318
Other1,2027
Black Protestant5104
None24,427-
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: 9
San Patricio County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
San Patricio County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Here:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
San Patricio County:

5.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Patricio County:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Texas:

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

15.1%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Taft:

47.8%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Taft:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Taft:

22.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.6%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

53.4%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.1%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Taft, 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
Police Protection - Officers 9$26,328$35,1040$0
Water Supply 7$18,618$31,9170$0
Health 6$13,722$27,4448$12,901
Streets and Highways 6$12,478$24,9560$0
Judicial and Legal 3$5,885$23,5400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,224$38,6880$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,569$30,8281$914
Local Libraries 1$3,151$37,8121$239
Solid Waste Management 1$2,037$24,4440$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,483$65,7960$0
Financial Administration 1$4,212$50,5440$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 37$97,707$31,68910$14,054

Taft government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $365,000 ($124.32)
    Police Protection: $255,000 ($86.85)
    Regular Highways: $168,000 ($57.22)
    Sewerage: $116,000 ($39.51)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($23.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($20.44)
    Health - Other: $43,000 ($14.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000 ($9.88)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($3.41)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $232,000 ($79.02)
    Corporate Bonds: $170,000 ($57.90)
    Benefit Payments: $155,000 ($52.79)
    Withdrawals: $17,000 ($5.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($45.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $575,000 ($195.84)

Taft government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $380,000 ($129.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000 ($41.55)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $117,000 ($39.85)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $25,000 ($8.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $396,000 ($134.88)
  • Tax - Property: $338,000 ($115.12)

Taft government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,339,000 ($1137.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,339,000 ($1137.26)

Taft government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $160,000 ($54.50)

8.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.53%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Nueces County, TX  2.63% ($43,982 average AGI)
from Aransas County, TX  0.73% ($40,385)
from Harris County, TX  0.31% ($61,063)


8.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Nueces County, TX  2.61% ($45,957 average AGI)
to Aransas County, TX  0.72% ($47,538)
to Bexar County, TX  0.49% ($44,128)

Strongest AM radio stations in Taft:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KDAE (1590 AM; 1 kW; SINTON, TX; Owner: NUECES RADIO PARTNERS, LP)
  • KOPY (1070 AM; 1 kW; ALICE, TX; Owner: SENDERO MULTIMEDIA, INC.)
  • KSIX (1230 AM; 1 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: WITHERS FAMILY TEXAS HOLDING, LP)
  • KCCT (1150 AM; 1 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: RADIO KCCT, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKTX (1360 AM; 1 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KEYS (1440 AM; 1 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUNO (1400 AM; 1 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Taft:

  • KOUL (103.7 FM; SINTON, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KNCN (101.3 FM; SINTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLHB (98.3 FM; ODEM, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KSGR (91.1 FM; PORTLAND, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KMXR (93.9 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFTX (97.5 FM; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: QUALITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLTG (96.5 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KLUX (89.5 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: DIOCESAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KSAB (99.9 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRYS-FM (99.1 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKLM (88.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KPUS (104.5 FM; GREGORY, TX; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING OF MISSOURI LLC)
  • KCCG (107.3 FM; INGLESIDE, TX; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING OF MISSOURI LLC)
  • KZFM (95.5 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: MALKAN FM ASSOCIATES)
  • KKBA (92.7 FM; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • KMJR (105.5 FM; PORTLAND, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KEDT-FM (90.3 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC BRAODCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KKPN (102.3 FM; ROCKPORT, TX; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING OF MISSOURI LLC)
  • KBNJ (91.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBSO (94.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: REINA BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Taft:

  • K57FC (Channel 57; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KXCC-CA (Channel 45; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CASA OF CORPUS CHRISTI, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZTV (Channel 10; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: EAGLE CREEK BROADCASTING OF CORPUS CHRISTI, LLC)
  • KRIS-TV (Channel 6; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: KVOA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIII (Channel 3; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 3 OF CORPUS CHRISTI, INC.)
  • KORO (Channel 28; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWDT-LP (Channel 13; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CLARK ORTIZ)
  • KLAO-LP (Channel 55; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CLARK ORTIZ)
  • KADM-LP (Channel 63; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ)
  • KTOV-LP (Channel 7; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF CORPUS CHRISTI, INC.)
  • KEDT (Channel 16; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K50DW (Channel 50; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCRP-CA (Channel 41; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXPX-CA (Channel 14; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: GH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K21GM (Channel 21; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: GH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHCC-LP (Channel 35; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: MINERVA R. LOPEZ)
  • KCCX-LP (Channel 50; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: LOCALONE TEXAS, LTD.)
  • KTMV-LP (Channel 8; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: MINERVA R. LOPEZ)
  • K68DJ (Channel 68; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: KVOA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K47DF (Channel 47; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: KVOA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Taft fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Taft fatal accident list:

Jun 25, 2014 01:57 PM, Fm 631, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 8, 1985 08:30 PM, Fm631, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 15, 1979 02:58 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 3, 1979 10:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.6mTotal length
  • $328,000Total costs
  • 19,860Total average daily traffic
  • 3,672Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,905Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Taft, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Taft, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Taft)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3.5 M. S. Of Taft (Lat: 27.923639 Lon: -97.424167), Structure height: 122 m, Call Sign: KPK856,
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.010 MHz, Grant Date: 12/31/1991, Expiration Date: 08/01/2021, Registrant: Iheartmedia, Inc., 7136 S. Yale Avenue, Suite 501, Tulsa, OK 74136, Phone: (918) 664-4581, Fax: (918) 664-3066, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 501 Green Avenue (Lat: 27.991972 Lon: -97.397500), Call Sign: KNAU500, Licensee ID: L00084396,
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.1800 MHz, 37.2600 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/1996, Expiration Date: 03/11/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/13/2001, Registrant: City Of Taft, 501 Green Ave, Taft, TX 78390, Phone: (512) 528-3512
  • 3.2 Mi Ssw County Rd (Lat: 27.923639 Lon: -97.424167), Call Sign: WSF693,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.950 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2000, Expiration Date: 02/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/30/2005, Registrant: Spectrum License Consultants, Inc., Lubbock, TX 79453, Phone: (806) 780-7800, Fax: (806) 780-7802, Email:
  • 4 Mi N (Lat: 28.032528 Lon: -97.378056), Structure height: 21 m, Call Sign: KNCU902, Licensee ID: L00011605,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2000, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/26/2001, Registrant: Exxon Communications Company, Fannin Bldg Rm 16b2, Houston, TX 77210-4276
  • On Hwy 136 1 Mi W 6 Mi N Gregory (Lat: 28.000306 Lon: -97.265833), Call Sign: WYB210, Licensee ID: L00114006,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz, Grant Date: 11/08/2013, Expiration Date: 01/03/2024, Registrant: Wendland Agricultural Inc, 5634 Cr 1360, Taft, TX 78390-4421, Phone: (361) 528-3297

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Taft)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Taft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$84,5652$90,5302$87,4351$14,1301$21,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$73,1956$46,9572$13,3601$21,860
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$65,8002$56,8550$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$52,990
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Taft, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Taft, TX - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 58. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 112 took place in 2017, and the least - 37 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Taft, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (74.7%), and Structure Fires (15.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Taft, TX
    • 65274.7%Outside Fires
    • 13515.5%Structure Fires
    • 778.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 91.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Taft, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Taft, TX
  • 51.8%Utility gas
  • 46.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Taft, TX
  • 86.3%Electricity
  • 13.7%Utility gas


Taft compared to Texas state average:

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

Taft on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 (78390) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Czech first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2021.