Windthorst, Texas

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Population in 2012: 393 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 212  (54.1%)
Females: 181  (45.9%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76389.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,915 (it was $37,708 in 2000)
Windthorst:

$42,915
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,892 (it was $16,146 in 2000)

Windthorst town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,834 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Windthorst:

$89,834
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $110,150; Detached houses: $115,059; Mobile homes: $29,167

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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  • White alone - 291 (71.1%)
  • Hispanic - 107 (26.2%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (2.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Windthorst: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.9%), United States (4.9%), Irish (3.9%), Dutch (3.1%), Scottish (2.5%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1079 feet

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 157 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Windthorst,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Windthorst:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Windthorst town:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

99 residents are foreign born

This town:  20.8%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,156 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,080 (1.2%)

Windthorst satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (22.7 miles , pop. 104,197).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (86.2 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (109.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Scotland, TX (2.2 miles ), Archer City, TX (3.3 miles ), Bellevue-Joy, TX (4.2 miles ), Jean-Loving, TX (4.2 miles ), Lakeside City, TX (4.3 miles ), Jolly, TX (4.6 miles) , Henrietta, TX (4.7 miles ), Holliday, TX (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $159,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.58 N, Longitude: 98.44 W

Area code: 940

Windthorst household income distribution Windthorst home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+19.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (19%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Work and jobs in Windthorst: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Windthorst, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Windthorst-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the Windthorst town center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/10/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the town center killed 42 people and injured 1740 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Windthorst-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.0 miles away from Windthorst 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 368.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from Windthorst 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 283.9 miles away from the city 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 Archer County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Windthorst topographic map

Birthplace of: Hank Gremminger - Football player, Heather Schreiber - WNBA player (Los Angeles Sparks, born: Jan 7, 1983).

Hospitals and medical centers near Windthorst:

  • ARCHER COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ARCHER CITY, TX)
  • ARCHER CITY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ARCHER CITY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Windthorst:

  • Midwestern State University (about 22 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,901)
  • Vernon College (about 65 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Weatherford College (about 69 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Cameron University (about 72 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • North Central Texas College (about 74 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • University of North Texas (about 79 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 80 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)

Public high school in Windthorst:

Public elementary/middle schools in Windthorst:

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

Cemetery: Saint Mary Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Archer 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: 22.5%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Windthorst compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Windthorst (2011 data):

  • State National Bank of Texas: Windthorst Branch at U.S. Highway 281 And St. Mary's Street, branch established on 1986/02/03. Info updated 2007/05/08: Bank assets: $207.1 mil, Deposits: $186.6 mil, headquarters in Iowa Park, TX, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Texas Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Windthorst travel time to work - commute Windthorst mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Windthorst town (based on Archer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.57%
Here: 71.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents62.4%21.6%7.9%4.1%4.0%
Congregations40.0%15.0%15.0%15.0%15.0%
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 convenience stores (no gas): 2
Archer County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Archer County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Archer County:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$575
Sewerage 1$2,826$33,9120$0
Totals for Government 1$2,826$33,9122$575

10.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200537,064 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.45%
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 Wichita County, TX  5.03% ($39,368 average AGI)
from Clay County, TX  0.63% ($38,333)
from Young County, TX  0.63% ($29,611)


10.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200633,508 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.63%
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 Wichita County, TX  5.93% ($29,724 average AGI)
to Montague County, TX  0.42% ($33,000)
to Young County, TX  0.42% ($26,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Windthorst:

  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Windthorst:

  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KWFS-FM (102.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBZS (106.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQXC-FM (103.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLUR (99.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTEO (90.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMOC (89.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN SERVICE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Windthorst:

  • KFDX-TV (Channel 3; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF WICHITA FALLS, L.L.C.)
  • KAUZ-TV (Channel 6; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF WICHITA FALLS, LLC)
  • K24AD (Channel 24; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K26DL (Channel 26; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KJBO-LP (Channel 35; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K22FE (Channel 22; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K20DN (Channel 20; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAMILY NETWORK TV, INC.)
  • K30DJ (Channel 30; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)

Windthorst fatal accident list:

Jun 29, 2005 11:47 AM, Us-281, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 12, 2001 11:43 AM, Us-281, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 28, 1998 10:35 PM, Sr-25, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 6, 1994 10:40 AM, 281, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 7, 1992 09:00 PM, Fm174, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 16, 1989 05:20 AM, 25, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Windthorst)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 9.8 Mi Ese (Lat: 33.551222 Lon: -98.272000), Call Sign: KQT889
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/31/2012, Expiration Date: 07/15/2022
    Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Rd Bldg D, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-8096, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:
  • Near School Nr Hwy 281 & 175 (Lat: 33.576778 Lon: -98.436444), Call Sign: KYF263, Licensee ID: L00085848
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2000, Expiration Date: 12/19/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2006
    Registrant: County Of Archer, Box 458, Archer City, TX 76351, Phone: (817) 574-2571
  • 1 Blk W Int Us 281 And St Hwy 25 (Lat: 33.576778 Lon: -98.440333), Call Sign: KVH861
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.1600 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2002, Expiration Date: 09/10/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2012
    Registrant: Community Telephone Company, 10184 St. Hwy 25 E, Windthorst, TX 76389, Phone: (940) 423-6201, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (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:

3
  • Call Sign: KA5RIT
    Grant Date: 10/19/1994, Expiration Date: 03/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2006
    Registrant: Paul D Nored, Windthorst, TX 76389
  • Call Sign: N5HEO
    Grant Date: 10/27/1994, Expiration Date: 10/27/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2006
    Registrant: Gayla L Nored, Windthorst, TX 76389
  • Call Sign: WB5IUG, Licensee ID: L01346527
    Grant Date: 11/30/2007, Expiration Date: 12/18/2017, Certifier: Bill H Beaty
    Registrant: Bill H Beaty, Rt 1 Box 118, Windthorst, TX 76389-9735

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MAULE MT-7-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7705 , Serial Number: 27003C, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen Donald Hornady, 5930 Prideaux Rd, Windthorst, TX 76389

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Windthorst

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Windthorst, TX
Most common first names in Windthorst, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank975.9 years
George576.2 years
Joe578.8 years
Robert465.3 years
Anton378.0 years
Bertha382.6 years
Edward377.6 years
Anna382.7 years
William381.7 years
Pauline384.7 years
Most common last names in Windthorst, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schroeder1877.4 years
Veitenheimer1278.9 years
Wolf1172.4 years
Schreiber879.1 years
Berend883.4 years
Hoff590.0 years
Scheffe578.0 years
Wachsmann584.8 years
Koetter482.0 years
Conrady482.0 years

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