For population 25 years and over in West Texas:
For population 15 years and over in West Texas CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (106.5 miles , pop. 173,627).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (219.5 miles , pop. 360,890).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (394.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Goodwell, OK (3.8 miles ), Texhoma, OK (4.0 miles ), Texhoma, TX (4.1 miles ), Guymon, OK (4.3 miles ), Elkhart, KS (4.4 miles ), Keyes, OK (5.0 miles ), Optima, OK (5.0 miles ), Rolla, KS (5.3 miles ).
Latitude: 36.74 N, Longitude: 101.81 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 580
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in West Texas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West Texas, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West Texas-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/18/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the West Texas place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1971, a category F4 tornado 39.5 miles away from the place center .
Earthquake activity:West Texas-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from West Texas center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.3 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 68.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from West Texas center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Texas County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Texas:
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
West Texas compared to Oklahoma state average:
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Religion statistics for West Texas (based on Texas County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.83%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
7.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,763 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:
9.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,629 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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