Van Horn, Texas

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Population in 2013: 1,960 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.5%
 
Males: 890  (45.4%)
Females: 1,070  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79855.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,744 (it was $24,432 in 2000)
Van Horn:

$32,744
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,850 (it was $10,772 in 2000)

Van Horn town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,091 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
Van Horn:

$42,091
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $52,372; Detached houses: $54,994; Townhouses or other attached units: $122,981; Mobile homes: $42,933

Median gross rent in 2012: $444.

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  • Hispanic - 1,930 (82.0%)
  • White alone - 358 (15.2%)
  • Two or more races - 55 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Van Horn: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (11.9%), German (5.9%), Irish (2.9%), Polish (1.6%), English (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 4047 feet

Land area: 2.88 square miles.

Population density: 682 people per square mile   (low).

Van Horn, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Van Horn:

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Van Horn town:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

319 residents are foreign born

This town:  13.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Van Horn, Texas as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Van Horn to the number of sex offenders is 394 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,043 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $496 (1.8%)

Van Horn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Paso, TX (107.2 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (393.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Sierra Blanca, TX (5.6 miles ), Van Horn Rural, TX (5.7 miles ), Valentine, TX (6.1 miles) , Fort Hancock, TX (7.9 miles ), Fort Davis, TX (8.0 miles ), Toyah, TX (8.0 miles) , Balmorhea, TX (8.0 miles ), Dell City, TX (8.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $19,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $15,100
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,200
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $57,400
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $170,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.04 N, Longitude: 104.83 W

Area code: 432

Van Horn household income distribution Van Horn home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -492 (-16.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Average climate in Van Horn, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Van Horn-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 25% greater 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 102.0 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 135.6 miles away from Van Horn center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 481.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 466.7 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) earthquake occurred 275.2 miles away from Van Horn center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.1 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 Culberson County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Birthplace of: Wally Scott - Aviator, Margaret Formby - Schoolteacher.

Hospitals and medical centers in Van Horn:

  • CULBERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (provides emergency services, EISENHOWER ROAD AND FM 2185)

Airports located in Van Horn:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Van Horn:

  • Sul Ross State University (about 85 miles; Alpine, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • El Paso Community College (about 104 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 107 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 111 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 142 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 142 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • Odessa College (about 156 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)

Public high school in Van Horn:

Public elementary/middle schools in Van Horn:

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Library in Van Horn:

  • VAN HORN CITY COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $90,350; Location: 410 CROCKETT ST; 17,284 books; 356 audio materials; 1,149 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 39 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Clark Hotel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Van Horn: First Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Van Horn include: Rivas Park (1), Eagle Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Culberson County Historical Museums (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 108 West Broadway Street).

Hotels: Best Western Lodge (1309 West Broadway), Best Western Inn of Van Horn (Highway 80 West), Best Western American Inn (1309 West Broadway).

Court: Texas State - Van Horn- County Court House- Department Of Public Safety- Texas Tech Rural Cl (1300 Northwest Frontage Road).

Culberson 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: 27.9%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Van Horn, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Van Horn compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Van Horn (2011 data):

  • Western Bank: Van Horn Branch at 1800 W. Broadway Ste 316, branch established on 1985/01/22. Info updated 2009/06/01: Bank assets: $196.5 mil, Deposits: $174.0 mil, headquarters in Coahoma, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Western Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Van Horn, Texas:

  • Knights Inn, 1309 W Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855 , Phone: (432) 283-2030, Fax: (432) 283-2779
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1905 S W Frontage Rd, Van Horn, TX 79855 , Phone: (432) 283-7444
  • Ramada Limited, 200 Golf Course Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855 , Phone: (432) 283-2780, Fax: (432) 283-2780
  • Days Inn Van Horn, 600 E Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855 , Phone: (432) 283-1007, Fax: (432) 283-1189
  • Super 8 Motel, 1807 E Service Rd, Van Horn, TX 79855 , Phone: (432) 293-2282, Fax: (432) 283-2292
  • Motel 6, 1805 W Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855 , Phone: (432) 283-2992, Fax: (432) 283-2111
  • Hampton Inn Van Horn, 1921 SW Frontage Rd, Van Horn, TX 79855 , Phone: (432) 283-0088, Fax: (432) 283-7210
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Van Horn, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Van Horn travel time to work - commute Van Horn mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Van Horn town (based on Culberson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 95.90%
Here: 95.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents49.4%38.6%4.4%3.7%3.9%
Congregations33.3%16.7%16.7%8.3%25.0%
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
Culberson County:

8.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Culberson County:

24.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

32.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Culberson County:

26.4%
Texas:

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

13.9%
State:

15.7%
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
Financial Administration 3$10,474$41,8960$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,387$76,6446$2,099
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,831$45,9720$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,945$38,8351$886
Solid Waste Management 3$9,880$39,5200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,963$35,7780$0
Water Supply 6$19,501$39,0020$0
Gas Supply 3$13,571$54,2840$0
Local Libraries 4$10,219$30,6570$0
Totals for Government 27$92,771$41,2327$2,985

10.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,659 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.33%
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 El Paso County, TX  2.23% ($41,105 average AGI)


10.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.96%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Van Horn:

  • 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"))
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Van Horn:

  • K210BX (89.9 FM; VAN HORN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Van Horn, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26
See more detailed statistics of Van Horn fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Van Horn)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Van Horn, TX)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WB5KDQ
    Grant Date: 05/16/1989, Expiration Date: 05/16/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/17/2001
    Registrant: Henry I Schaffer, 100 10th St, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Call Sign: WD5COG
    Grant Date: 03/05/1991, Expiration Date: 03/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/06/2003
    Registrant: Glenn A Humphries, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Call Sign: KF5GHS, Licensee ID: L01563221
    Grant Date: 04/20/2010, Expiration Date: 04/20/2020, Certifier: Brandon S Brewster
    Registrant: Brandon S Brewster, Van Horn, TX 79855

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2421G , Serial Number: 51721, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Ismael V Espudo, Po Box 1244, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5330W , Serial Number: 28-387, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 1247, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6328Y , Serial Number: 21064338, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Jr Koehn, Po Box 1473, Van Horn, TX 79855

Most common first names in Van Horn, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose1281.7 years
John1177.3 years
William1075.8 years
Robert968.2 years
Jesus868.7 years
Manuel878.6 years
George673.4 years
Jack668.7 years
Maria672.1 years
James668.7 years
Most common last names in Van Horn, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tarango1175.9 years
Sanchez1066.4 years
Gomez969.6 years
Carrillo776.7 years
Valdez781.0 years
Carrasco774.7 years
Baeza664.0 years
Smith675.3 years
Mendez660.9 years
Williams685.5 years
Businesses in Van Horn, TX
NameCountNameCount
Days Inn1Ramada1
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Knights Inn1Wendy's1
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