Wickett, Texas

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Population in 2017: 524 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.2%
 
Males: 283  (54.1%)
Females: 241  (45.9%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79788.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,641 (it was $27,407 in 2000)
Wickett:

$40,641
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,575 (it was $14,999 in 2000)

Wickett town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $42,497 (it was $19,200 in 2000)
Wickett:

$42,497
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $69,765; detached houses: $83,001; mobile homes: $34,095

Median gross rent in 2017: $700.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wickett: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.7%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wickett, TX (2010)
    • 31162.4%White alone
    • 15330.7%Hispanic
    • 193.8%Two or more races
    • 122.4%Black alone
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Wickett, Texas as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wickett is 109 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (9.9%), Irish (4.0%), German (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 746 people per square mile   (low).

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38 residents are foreign born (8.6% Latin America).

This town:

8.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $226 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $231 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (42.9 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (201.7 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (305.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Thorntonville, TX (2.2 miles ),
Monahans, TX (2.4 miles ),
Pyote, TX (2.7 miles),
Wink, TX (3.9 miles ),
Grandfalls, TX (4.3 miles ),
Kermit, TX (4.5 miles ),
Coyanosa, TX (4.8 miles),
Barstow, TX (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 31.57 N, Longitude: 103.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 432

Distribution of median household income in Wickett, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wickett, TX in 2017
Wickett satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,600
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Wickett, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (13.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.4%)
  • Truck transportation (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (21.3%)
  • Truck transportation (18.8%)
  • Public administration (16.3%)
  • Utilities (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (15.1%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (8.2%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Wickett, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (11.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (15.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)

Average climate in Wickett, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wickett-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Wickett town center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/1/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.5 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wickett-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 17% 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 91.8 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 53.3 miles away from Wickett center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 165.4 miles away from Wickett 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 112.1 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) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.8 miles away from Wickett 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 Ward County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
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).
Wickett topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wickett:

  • BAKER BRAME SKILLED NURSING AND REH CT (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MONAHANS, TX)
  • MONAHANS MANAGED CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MONAHANS, TX)
  • MAIN STREET HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MONAHANS, TX)
  • WARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MONAHANS, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wickett:

  • Odessa College (about 43 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 46 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 62 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Sul Ross State University (about 92 miles; Alpine, TX; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Howard College (about 103 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • South Plains College (about 144 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 150 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Wickett Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.1%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Wickett:

Marital status in Wickett, TX
  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Wickett:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wickett, TX (based on Ward County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,36420
Catholic2,5253
Mainline Protestant6906
Other1622
None3,917-
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: 2
Ward County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Ward County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
Texas:

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

14.0%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.8%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Wickett:

28.9
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wickett:

21.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.8%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.2%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Wickett:

55.5%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Wickett:

77.8%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wickett, TX Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,500$18,0000$0
Firefighters 0$0 18$818
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$1,500$18,00018$818

Wickett government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $273,000 ($520.99)
    Water Utilities: $84,000 ($160.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000 ($141.22)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($49.62)

Wickett government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $74,000 ($141.22)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($49.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($28.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($160.31)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $273,000 ($520.99)
    Property: $28,000 ($53.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $16,000 ($30.53)

7.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ector County, TX  1.13% ($40,783 average AGI)
from Midland County, TX  0.52% ($62,190)


9.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.89%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ector County, TX  1.49% ($52,726 average AGI)
to Reeves County, TX  0.67% ($45,571)
to Midland County, TX  0.50% ($73,857)

Businesses in Wickett, TX

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wickett:

  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KERB (600 AM; 1 kW; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KIUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; PECOS, TX; Owner: PECOS RADIO CO,INC)
  • KXOI (810 AM; 1 kW; CRANE, TX; Owner: HISPANIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES, INC)
  • KFLB (920 AM; 1 kW; ODESSA, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEL (1070 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: FAUSTINO QUIROZ)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wickett:

  • KFZX (102.1 FM; GARDENDALE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMRK-FM (96.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPTX (98.3 FM; PECOS, TX; Owner: PARADAY, INC.)
  • KHKX (99.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ENCORE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KGEE (99.9 FM; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KERB-FM (106.3 FM; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wickett:

  • KWES-TV (Channel 9; ODESSA, TX; Owner: MIDESSA TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KUPB (Channel 18; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOSA-TV (Channel 7; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ICA BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KPDN-LP (Channel 27; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CTING, INC.)
  • K64EC (Channel 64; PECOS, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CASTING, INC.)

Wickett fatal accident list:

Jun 25, 2008 02:50 AM, 8th, Lat: 31.572040, Lon: -103.009160, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.2mTotal length
  • $13,000Total costs
  • 17,820Total average daily traffic
  • 11,028Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,510Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wickett)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Cabot Estes Plant Off Fm Hwy 1219 About 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 31.528194 Lon: -102.990167), Call Sign: WHA326,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.400 MHz, Grant Date: 08/11/2012, Expiration Date: 09/25/2022, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2012, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Warren Monahans Plant Off Fm Hwy 1219 4 Mi N (Lat: 31.621806 Lon: -102.999333), Call Sign: WHA327,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.400 MHz, Grant Date: 08/11/2012, Expiration Date: 09/25/2022, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2012, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 13 Mi Sw (Lat: 31.434861 Lon: -103.159056), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPIV892,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.675 MHz, Grant Date: 09/27/2000, Expiration Date: 11/08/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2004, Certifier: Mike Shelton, Registrant: Lockard & White Inc, 14511 Falling Creek Ste 507, Houston, TX 77014, Fax: (713) 586-0044

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30334 , Serial Number: 17701200, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 06/06/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Benjamin Carbajal, Po Box 155, Wickett, TX 79788
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9244D , Serial Number: 22-6304, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 05/02/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary Willhelm, Po Box 128, Wickett, TX 79788, Other Owners: Jennifer Willhelm

Most common first names in Wickett, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James574.4 years
William578.2 years
John467.8 years
Dorothy379.0 years
David374.3 years
Mary382.3 years
Thomas372.6 years
Charles266.5 years
Helen277.0 years
Clyde279.5 years
Most common last names in Wickett, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Luckie679.0 years
Williams576.6 years
Smith474.3 years
Randolph482.0 years
Bright384.0 years
Ivy370.0 years
Lindsey362.3 years
Cranfill372.7 years
Swaney367.3 years
Ashley268.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wickett, TX
  • 68.9%Utility gas
  • 23.5%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wickett, TX
  • 55.9%Electricity
  • 26.5%Utility gas
  • 17.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wickett compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below 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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