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Population in 2012: 745 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 

Males: 353  (47.4%)
Females: 392  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  39.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79562.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,653 (it was $38,068 in 2000)
Tuscola:

$50,653
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,233

Tuscola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,623 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Tuscola:

$74,623
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $80,196; Detached houses: $84,068; Mobile homes: $39,207

Median gross rent in 2012: $891.

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  • White alone - 669 (90.2%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (7.8%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tuscola: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.4%), Irish (19.4%), English (15.3%), United States (8.2%), French (3.2%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,013 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Tuscola:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tuscola city:

  • Never married: 16.2%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Tuscola, Texas as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Tuscola to the number of sex offenders is 106 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,036 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $639 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (16.7 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (148.3 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (180.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Jim Ned, TX (2.1 miles) , Buffalo Gap, TX (2.3 miles ), Lawn, TX (2.4 miles ), Potosi, TX (3.4 miles ), Abilene, TX (4.1 miles ), Tye, TX (4.2 miles ), Novice, TX (4.3 miles) , Winters, TX (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $41,400
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 32.21 N, Longitude: 99.80 W

Area code: 325

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+11.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Tuscola-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the Tuscola city center killed 5 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/14/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the city center injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tuscola-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% 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 80.1 miles away from the city 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 77.3 miles away from Tuscola center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Tuscola:

  • MESA SPRINGS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • WESLEY COURT METHODIST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • ADVANCE HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ABILENE, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Tuscola, TX

Amtrak station near Tuscola:

  • 18 miles: ABILENE (GREYHOUND STA., 535 CEDAR ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tuscola:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 19 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,947)
  • Angelo State University (about 66 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • Tarleton State University (about 93 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • Weatherford College (about 123 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Midwestern State University (about 138 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Central Texas College (about 142 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 4,130)
  • Texas Christian University (about 147 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 7,829)

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Notable locations in Tuscola: Tuscola Fire Department (A), Jim Ned Volunteer Fire Department (B), South Taylor Emergency Medical Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Taylor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tuscola that have no violations reported:

  • TPWD ABILENE STATE PARK (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.2%
(4.4% 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:  2.6 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:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tuscola, TX

Tuscola compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Tuscola (2011 data):

  • First State Bank in Tuscola: First State Bank In Tuscola at 405 Main Street, branch established on 1966/10/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $21.2 mil, Deposits: $19.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: South Taylor County Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tuscola travel time to work - commute


Tuscola mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Tuscola city (based on Taylor County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.09%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.5%14.1%11.9%9.8%1.8%
Congregations25.2%25.8%11.9%3.1%1.3%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.3%1.2%6.4%
Congregations0.6%1.3%1.3%5.7%23.9%
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: 12
Here:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Taylor County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 80
Taylor County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,813$45,7560$0
Welfare 1$6,511$78,1320$0
Totals for Government 2$10,324$61,9440$0

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($60.40)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($40.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($10.74)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $47,000 ($63.09)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($46.98)
    Total General Sales: $19,000 ($25.50)
    Public Utilities: $13,000 ($17.45)
    NEC: $2,000 ($2.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($26.85)

9.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.03%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.60% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,086 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.60%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jones County, TX  0.53% ($141,385 average AGI)
from Callahan County, TX  0.51% ($29,009)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.38% ($28,269)


9.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.58%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.49% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,760 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.49%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tarrant County, TX  0.55% ($31,231 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.46% ($28,906)
to Callahan County, TX  0.46% ($34,228)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tuscola:

  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKC (1340 AM; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: DYNAMIC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSLI (1280 AM; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZQQ (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ADRIAN LLOYD MYNATT)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tuscola:

  • KGNZ (88.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KULL (92.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KNCE (95.1 FM; BAIRD, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KORQ (96.1 FM; WINTERS, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP)
  • KKHR (106.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: POWELL MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFQX-FM (98.1 FM; ANSON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXCT (102.3 FM; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAGT-FM (90.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: GOSPEL RADIO NETWORK)
  • KACU (89.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • K217CB (91.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAQD (91.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Tuscola:

  • KRBC-TV (Channel 9; ABILENE, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTES-LP (Channel 40; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXVA (Channel 15; ABILENE, TX; Owner: STAR BROADCASTING LIMITED)
  • KTAB-TV (Channel 32; ABILENE, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ABILENE, LLC)
  • KKCP-LP (Channel 50; BALLINGER-COLEMAN, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPTA-LP (Channel 63; ABILENE-SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIDZ-LP (Channel 54; ABILENE, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K51CK (Channel 51; ABILENE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Tuscola fatal accident list:

Oct 31, 1985 11:18 AM, 83, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Service Call: 1


Most common first names in Tuscola, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1776.4 years
John1571.7 years
Robert1273.0 years
Mary1078.6 years
James971.2 years
Charles772.3 years
Alice682.3 years
Dorothy572.4 years
Fred585.0 years
Billy568.0 years
Most common last names in Tuscola, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Graham1577.9 years
Jones1082.3 years
Johnson780.4 years
Stockton774.8 years
Edwards681.2 years
Carter669.2 years
Cary579.2 years
Smith574.2 years
Standard587.2 years
White583.2 years
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