For population 25 years and over in Tahoka:
For population 15 years and over in Tahoka city:
127 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,382 (2.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (28.0 miles , pop. 199,564).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (260.8 miles , pop. 534,694).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (291.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Wilson, TX (3.4 miles ), New Home, TX (3.6 miles ), O'Donnell, TX (3.7 miles ), Slaton, TX (4.6 miles ), Post, TX (4.9 miles ), Buffalo Springs, TX (5.1 miles ), Ransom Canyon, TX (5.1 miles ), Wolfforth, TX (5.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.17 N, Longitude: 101.80 W
Area code: 806
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Tahoka detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +56 (+2.0%).
Work and jobs in Tahoka: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Tahoka, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Tahoka-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/11/1970, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Tahoka city center killed 26 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 4/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Tahoka-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 60.6 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 95.1 miles away from Tahoka center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/2/2001 at 01:55:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/1992 at 03:24:52, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from Tahoka center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lynn County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: James Gill (artist) - Artist.
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Local government website: www.tahokatx.com
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Public high school in Tahoka:
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.0%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 41.5% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
28 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Tahoka compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Tahoka (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Tahoka (based on Lynn County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.76%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
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Tahoka government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,086 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
9.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,153 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Tahoka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tahoka)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tahoka, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
Businesses in Tahoka, TX
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.