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Population in 2012: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.4%
Males: 50  (37.9%)
Females: 82  (62.1%)

Median resident age:  49.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip code: 79854

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,688 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Valentine:

$47,688
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,587

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $16,554 (it was $19,300 in 2000)
Valentine:

$16,554
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $45,072; Detached houses: $37,591; Mobile homes: $89,959

Median gross rent in 2012: $346.

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  • Hispanic - 78 (58.2%)
  • White alone - 55 (41.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Valentine: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (7.8%), Irish (6.6%), German (1.8%), Scottish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 4431 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 274 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Valentine:

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valentine town:

  • Never married: 52.7%
  • Now married: 26.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:  4.8%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Paso, TX (141.2 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (366.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Marfa, TX (5.8 miles ), Fort Davis, TX (6.0 miles ), Van Horn, TX (6.1 miles ), Alpine, TX (7.2 miles ), Balmorhea, TX (7.2 miles ), Van Horn Rural, TX (7.4 miles) , Indio, TX (7.8 miles) , Sierra Blanca, TX (8.1 miles ).

Latitude: 30.59 N, Longitude: 104.50 W

Area code: 432

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-13.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (38%)
  • Cashiers (17%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Top executives (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (54%)
  • Secondary school teachers (29%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)


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Earthquake activity:

Valentine-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 70.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from Valentine center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from Valentine center
On 2/23/1992 at 16:17:52, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from the city 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 Jeff Davis County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Valentine, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valentine:

  • El Paso Community College (about 137 miles; El Paso, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,943)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 145 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 12,687)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 157 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 178 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 179 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,681)
  • South Plains College (about 242 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Angelo State University (about 247 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)

Public high school in Valentine:

  • Valentine School (Students: 48; Location: 4TH & KENTUCKY ST; Grades: PK-12; Our rating: 57)
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Jeff Davis 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: 18.6%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Valentine, TX

Valentine compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Valentine travel time to work - commute


Valentine mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Solar energy (7%)

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Religion statistics for Valentine town (based on Jeff Davis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.92%
Here54.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents42.4%21.9%13.4%10.9%11.4%
Congregations14.3%28.6%14.3%14.3%28.6%
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: 2
Jeff Davis County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jeff Davis County:

24.2%
Texas:

26.6%

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
Water Supply 0$0 1$884
Totals for Government 0$0 1$884


10.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.13%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from Presidio County, TX  1.32% ($23,000 average AGI)


8.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Valentine:

  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)

Valentine fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 1978 01:05 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Valentine)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Station, (Lat: 30.559583 Lon: -104.542972), Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPNA488
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/2012, Expiration Date: 07/08/2022, Certifier: David B Trego
    Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • VALENTINE, Corner Of Fifth & Texas Streets (Lat: 30.588750 Lon: -104.494917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KXZ96
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/2011, Expiration Date: 01/28/2022
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • VALENTINE, State Highway 90 (Lat: 30.587083 Lon: -104.500472), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WHT95
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/1986, Expiration Date: 12/10/1997, Cancellation Date: 12/10/1997
    Registrant: Contel Of Texas Inc, Mc:hqw03j43, Irving, TX 75015-2092

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB5YVI, Licensee ID: L00603591
    Grant Date: 12/03/2012, Expiration Date: 02/23/2023, Certifier: Sergio Moya
    Registrant: Sergio Moya, Valentine, TX 79854


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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