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Population in 2012: 969 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.4%
 

Males: 543  (56.0%)
Females: 426  (44.0%)

Median resident age:  36.7 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79789.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,972 (it was $38,068 in 2000)
Wink:

$47,972
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,674

Wink city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,870 (it was $29,100 in 2000)
Wink:

$39,870
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $47,170; Detached houses: $52,082; Mobile homes: $30,655

Median gross rent in 2012: $479.

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  • White alone - 665 (70.7%)
  • Hispanic - 254 (27.0%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wink: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.6%), Irish (9.3%), United States (6.1%), English (5.0%), French (2.7%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2794 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 853 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wink:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wink city:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

87 residents are foreign born

This city:  9.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wink, Texas as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wink to the number of sex offenders is 485 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $729 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $345 (1.1%)

Wink satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (47.1 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (192.2 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (319.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Kermit, TX (2.8 miles ), Pyote, TX (3.9 miles) , Wickett, TX (3.9 miles ), Thorntonville, TX (4.3 miles ), Monahans, TX (4.3 miles ), Barstow, TX (5.0 miles ), Jal, NM (5.0 miles ), Mentone, TX (5.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 31.75 N, Longitude: 103.16 W

Area code: 432

Wink household income distribution Wink home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wink by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 02100000010
per 100,000 0.0208.3110.30.00.00.00.00.00.0104.20.0
Burglaries 21391050140
per 100,000 212.8104.2330.81000.0111.90.0569.50.0110.3416.70.0
Thefts 99716861013592
per 100,000 957.4937.5771.81777.8894.9660.81139.01473.9551.3937.5207.9
Auto thefts 10100000200
per 100,000 106.40.0110.30.00.00.00.00.0220.50.00.0
Arson 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.8) 64.290.088.4146.945.427.588.961.449.391.18.7

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Crime rate in Wink detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
Texas average:

1.95

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -263 (-22.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (41%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (45%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (20%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Wink-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Wink city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wink-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 40.3 miles away from the city 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 97.6 miles away from Wink 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 98.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/22/2004 at 08:55:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/2/2001 at 01:55:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.1 miles away from Wink center
On 11/22/2001 at 00:07:08, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winkler 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 Wink:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; KERMIT, TX)
  • WINKLER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; KERMIT, TX)
  • KERMIT HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KERMIT, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Wink, TX

Airports located in Wink:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wink:

  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 50 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • South Plains College (about 135 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 148 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 148 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Angelo State University (about 160 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 168 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • El Paso Community College (about 189 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 10,943)

Public high school in Wink:

  • Wink High School (Students: 149; Location: 200 ROSEY DODD; Grades: 7-12; Our rating: 45)

Public elementary/middle school in Wink:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wink, Texas is the birthplace of singer Roy Orbison added by Anna

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Notable locations in Wink: Wink Volunteer Fire Department (A), Wink Emergency Medical Technicians and First Responders (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wink include: Winkler County Park (1), Wildcat Stadium (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Winkler 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: 13.0%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wink, TX

Wink 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Wink (2011 data):

  • Southwest Bank: Winkler Branch at Henderson Blvd., branch established on 1999/01/29. Info updated 2008/03/11: Bank assets: $221.1 mil, Deposits: $202.2 mil, headquarters in Odessa, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Wink mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wink city (based on Winkler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.11%
Here82.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents49.5%35.2%7.6%4.0%0.8%
Congregations31.6%5.3%10.5%15.8%5.3%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of God of ProphecyChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents0.8%0.6%0.6%0.5%0.5%
Congregations5.3%5.3%5.3%5.3%10.5%
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: 3
Winkler County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Winkler County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Winkler County:

26.4%
Texas:

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

14.6%
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
Other Government Administration 2$4,610$27,6600$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$375
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,830$45,9600$0
Water Supply 2$4,784$28,7040$0
Totals for Government 5$13,224$31,7381$375


9.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.14%
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  1.54% ($31,697 average AGI)
from Midland County, TX  0.93% ($29,000)
from Ward County, TX  0.89% ($24,000)


9.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.73%
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  2.50% ($31,222 average AGI)
to Midland County, TX  1.11% ($34,333)
to Ward County, TX  0.65% ($35,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wink:

  • KERB (600 AM; 1 kW; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, 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)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; PECOS, TX; Owner: PECOS RADIO CO,INC)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wink:

  • KERB-FM (106.3 FM; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Wink:

  • KWES-TV (Channel 9; ODESSA, TX; Owner: MIDESSA TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KOSA-TV (Channel 7; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ICA BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KUPB (Channel 18; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)

Wink fatal accident list:

May 26, 1984 03:37 PM, Fm1232, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wink)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 12 Mi Nw (Lat: 31.855139 Lon: -103.311278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 82 m, Overall height: 85 m, Call Sign: KLN401
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.3000 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2002, Expiration Date: 01/14/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2012, Certifier: Christopher Kinney
    Registrant: Kinder Morgan, Inc., 370 Van Gordon St, Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: (303) 763-3229, Email:
  • Mobil Halley Pump Sta 4 Mi E (Lat: 31.753194 Lon: -103.068500), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPDK932, Licensee ID: L00009426
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/26/2003, Expiration Date: 10/13/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2004
    Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77225-0329, Phone: (915) 686-5295
  • .8 Km Nw (Lat: 31.757917 Lon: -103.163778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 20 m, Call Sign: KKL380
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.3000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/01/2002, Expiration Date: 03/20/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2011, Certifier: Kristi Sutherland Cheema
    Registrant: Texas New Mexico Power Company, Fort Worth, TX 76113, Fax: (817) 737-1392

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (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:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5ZLH, Licensee ID: L01470261
    Grant Date: 02/27/2009, Expiration Date: 02/27/2019, Certifier: Cendy S Brister Antley
    Registrant: Cendy S Brister Antley, Wink, TX 79789


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Wink


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wink, TX

Most common first names in Wink, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2074.2 years
Robert761.1 years
Mary682.5 years
Charles576.2 years
Arthur486.0 years
Doris467.2 years
William478.5 years
Betty365.7 years
Chester366.7 years
Jessie372.7 years
Most common last names in Wink, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Adams771.1 years
Dodd768.6 years
Jones779.1 years
Brown676.8 years
Davis574.4 years
Smith577.6 years
Fitzgerald467.2 years
Wilson476.8 years
Gray481.5 years
Taylor479.0 years
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