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Population in 2012: 506 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.2%
 

Males: 252  (49.9%)
Females: 254  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  35.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79788.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,211 (it was $27,407 in 2000)
Wickett:

$33,211
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,422

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $24,730 (it was $19,200 in 2000)
Wickett:

$24,730
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,687; Detached houses: $45,356; Mobile homes: $31,934

Median gross rent in 2012: $743.

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  • White alone - 311 (62.4%)
  • Hispanic - 153 (30.7%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (3.8%)
  • Black alone - 12 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wickett: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (16.0%), Irish (9.7%), United States (8.5%), German (8.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), French Canadian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 721 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wickett:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wickett town:

  • Never married: 10.3%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 7.9%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

17 residents are foreign born

This town:  4.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wickett, Texas as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wickett to the number of sex offenders is 169 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $241 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.9%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,600
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 31.57 N, Longitude: 103.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 432

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -93 (-17.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (44%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Wickett-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 29% 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 above Texas state average. It is 91% 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 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from Wickett center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ward 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).
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Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wickett:

  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 46 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • South Plains College (about 144 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Angelo State University (about 151 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • Texas Tech University (about 155 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 155 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 182 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • El Paso Community College (about 199 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 10,943)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.4%
(27.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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:  69.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wickett, TX

Wickett 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wickett travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wickett town (based on Ward County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.24%
Here78.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents38.3%35.2%8.4%5.4%3.5%
Congregations25.0%6.3%9.4%21.9%3.1%
NameAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.4%1.6%1.4%1.3%2.5%
Congregations6.3%3.1%3.1%6.3%15.6%
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
Ward County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Ward County:

27.8%
Texas:

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

14.0%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,626$45,7562$3,120
Firefighters 0$0 14$2,796
Totals for Government 2$7,626$45,75616$5,916


8.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,637 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from Ector County, TX  1.17% ($27,225 average AGI)
from Midland County, TX  0.53% ($38,111)
from Reeves County, TX  0.41% ($23,357)


8.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
Texas average:

7.44%

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:
to Ector County, TX  2.19% ($31,827 average AGI)
to Midland County, TX  0.96% ($31,515)
to Winkler County, TX  0.55% ($24,000)

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: 31.572044, Lon: -103.009158, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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:

12 (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)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA5GIO, Licensee ID: L00860022
    Grant Date: 05/08/2004, Expiration Date: 07/13/2014
    Registrant: Cecil L Dain, Wickett, TX 79788

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6754F , Serial Number: 15063354, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 03/12/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Cecil L Dain, Po Box 55, 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: 8854D , Serial Number: 22-6025, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 03/07/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Harold E Ferguson, Po Box 125, Wickett, TX 79788



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

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