Walnut Springs, Texas

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Population in 2022: 842 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 
Males: 485  (57.6%)
Females: 357  (42.4%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 76690.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $34,950 (it was $24,598 in 2000)
Walnut Springs:

$34,950
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,534 (it was $11,332 in 2000)

Walnut Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $77,181 (it was $27,400 in 2000)
Walnut Springs:

$77,181
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $150,674; detached houses: $173,377; mobile homes: $90,990

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,123.

March 2022 cost of living index in Walnut Springs: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 18.0%
(32.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Walnut Springs, TX (2022)
    • 40149.3%Hispanic
    • 36444.7%White alone
    • 425.2%Two or more races
    • 60.7%Black alone

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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Walnut Springs, Texas as of May 19, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Walnut Springs is 112 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (12.8%), American (9.1%), Irish (8.0%), English (3.5%), European (2.4%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 632 people per square mile   (low).

Walnut Springs, Texas map

93 residents are foreign born (10.2% Latin America).

This city:

11.4%
Texas:

17.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $767 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $601 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (49.4 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (53.0 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (76.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Iredell, TX (3.0 miles ),
Morgan, TX (3.0 miles ),
Meridian, TX (3.3 miles ),
Glen Rose, TX (3.5 miles ),
Hico, TX (4.2 miles ),
Cranfills Gap, TX (4.5 miles ),
Blum, TX (4.6 miles ),
Pecan Plantation, TX (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 32.06 N, Longitude: 97.75 W

Area code: 254

Distribution of median household income in Walnut Springs, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Walnut Springs, TX in 2022
Walnut Springs satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 7 buildings, average cost: $60,200
  • 2021: 6 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2020: 2 buildings, average cost: $56,000
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $45,700
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $40,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Walnut Springs, TX residents
Average permit cost in Walnut Springs, TX
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.9%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+5.4%).
Most common industries in Walnut Springs, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Utilities (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.2%)
  • Utilities (6.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.2%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Walnut Springs, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Construction laborers (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)

Average climate in Walnut Springs, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Walnut Springs-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the Walnut Springs city center .

On 5/26/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Walnut Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 383% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.8 miles away from Walnut Springs center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 188.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 305.7 miles away from Walnut Springs center
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) earthquake occurred 354.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/7/2015 at 22:58:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bosque County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Fires: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Walnut Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Walnut Springs:

  • MERIDIAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, TX)
  • MERIDIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, TX)
  • GLEN ROSE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; GLEN ROSE, TX)
  • GLEN ROSE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GLEN ROSE, TX)

Airports located in Walnut Springs:

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Operable nuclear power plants near Walnut Springs:

  • 13 miles: Comanche Peak 1 and 2 in Glen Rose, TX.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walnut Springs:

  • Tarleton State University (about 30 miles; Stephenville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,882)
  • Hill College (about 39 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • McLennan Community College (about 47 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Weatherford College (about 48 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 49 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Texas Christian University (about 51 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Baylor University (about 52 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)

Public high school in Walnut Springs:

  • WALNUT SPRINGS SCHOOL (Location: 184 AVE A, Grades: PK-12)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Walnut Springs Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Walnut Springs: Katy Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Bosque County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.9%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Walnut Springs:

Marital status in Walnut Springs, TX
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Walnut Springs:

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Walnut Springs, TX (based on Bosque County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,40541
Mainline Protestant2,56714
Catholic1,0052
Black Protestant-2
Other--
None8,235-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Bosque County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Bosque County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.0%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bosque County:

12.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Walnut Springs:

42.9%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.4%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Walnut Springs:

10.7%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Walnut Springs:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Walnut Springs:

31.9%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

53.1%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
State:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Walnut Springs, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,543$42,5160$0
Water Supply 1$2,569$30,8280$0
Totals for Government 2$6,111$36,6660$0

Walnut Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $199,000 ($236.34)
    General - Other: $195,000 ($231.59)
    Sewerage: $100,000 ($118.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($70.07)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($27.32)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($21.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($5.94)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $110,000 ($130.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($14.25)

Walnut Springs government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($80.76)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($79.57)
    Other: $5,000 ($5.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($11.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($166.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($3.56)
  • Tax - Property: $74,000 ($87.89)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $39,000 ($46.32)
    Other: $19,000 ($22.57)

Walnut Springs government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000 ($374.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $298,000 ($353.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,000 ($20.19)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $20,000 ($23.75)
    End of Fiscal Year: $14,000 ($16.63)

Walnut Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $306,000 ($363.42)

Businesses in Walnut Springs, TX

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Walnut Springs:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Walnut Springs:

  • KTFW-FM (92.1 FM; GLEN ROSE, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KDXX (107.1 FM; BENBROOK, TX; Owner: KCYT-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWOW (104.1 FM; CLIFTON, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KFWR (95.9 FM; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: LKCM RADIO GROUP, LP)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Walnut Springs:

  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)

Walnut Springs fatal accident list:

Oct 19, 2015 09:13 AM, Sr-144 3rd St, Lat: 32.056117, Lon: -97.749464, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 23, 2006 02:40 AM, Sr-144, Lat: 32.041420, Lon: -97.740870, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 75ft / 22.6mTotal length
  • $6,160,000Total costs
  • 6,759Total average daily traffic
  • 558Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,693Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Walnut Springs, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Walnut Springs, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Walnut Springs)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Mobil Pipe Line Company Pump Station (Lat: 32.074861 Lon: -97.730028), Call Sign: KBH523,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.500 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2005, Expiration Date: 07/09/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/23/2008, Registrant: Exxon Communications, Gsc-Gw3-366b, Houston, TX 77210-4934, Phone: (713) 431-4134, Fax: (262) 313-9709, Email:

  • 1 Mi S (Lat: 32.044028 Lon: -97.755028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51 m, Call Sign: WNZH945,
    Assigned Frequencies: 938.475 MHz, 938.500 MHz, 939.400 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2023, Expiration Date: 09/15/2033, Certifier: David Poole, Registrant: Oncor / Hcl, 1616 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (214) 486-5230, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

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:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Walnut Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: ANTHONY C LEONARD ACFT DEALERS AIR CAM (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38PP, N38PP, N-38PP, Serial Number: AC038, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 05/30/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 06/16/2020
    Registrant (Individual): William Dillard, Po Box 406, Walnut Springs, TX 76690

Most common first names in Walnut Springs, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1472.7 years
William975.6 years
John768.8 years
Mary781.4 years
Willie679.0 years
Robert677.5 years
Charles574.6 years
Jesse582.6 years
Ruby583.1 years
Edith484.8 years
Most common last names in Walnut Springs, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rhodes883.9 years
Clark778.0 years
Bennett672.3 years
Mccoy683.3 years
Reed671.7 years
Shipman588.0 years
Olson583.0 years
Jackson573.8 years
Morrison574.4 years
Moore580.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Walnut Springs, TX
  • 53.1%Electricity
  • 24.5%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Coal or coke
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Walnut Springs, TX
  • 74.6%Electricity
  • 25.4%Utility gas


Walnut Springs compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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