For population 25 years and over in Vega:
For population 15 years and over in Vega city:
36 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,792 (1.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (32.9 miles , pop. 173,627).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (236.8 miles , pop. 448,607).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (364.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Adrian, TX (3.7 miles) , Bishop Hills, TX (5.2 miles ), Hereford, TX (5.4 miles ), Channing, TX (5.5 miles ), North Randall, TX (5.7 miles ), Amarillo, TX (5.7 miles ), Canyon, TX (5.8 miles ), Canadian River Breaks, TX (5.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 35.25 N, Longitude: 102.43 W
Area code: 806
Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+11.4%).
Work and jobs in Vega: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Vega, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Vega-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/9/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Vega city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/19/1971, a category F3 tornado 27.2 miles away from the city center injured 24 people.
Earthquake activity:Vega-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.9 miles away from Vega center
On 3/25/1996 at 06:43:46, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/19/2002 at 12:14:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from Vega center
On 4/27/1998 at 15:22:46, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Oldham County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Airports located in Vega:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vega:
Public high school in Vega:
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Public elementary/middle school in Vega:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Vega and their reported violations in the past:TEXAS STYLE CAMP GROUND (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.0%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.1% 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)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Vega compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Vega (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vega, Texas:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Vega (based on Oldham County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.86%
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Vega government finances in 2002(per resident):
12.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,400 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:
13.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,641 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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Vega fatal accident list:
Dec 31, 2000 08:30 AM, I-40, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vega)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:6 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Vega)
Businesses in Vega, TX
Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2013.