Woodson, Texas

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Population in 2017: 246 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.9%
 
Males: 107  (43.5%)
Females: 139  (56.5%)
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 76491.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,131 (it was $26,389 in 2000)
Woodson:

$39,131
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,169 (it was $13,401 in 2000)

Woodson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $54,006 (it was $24,400 in 2000)
Woodson:

$54,006
TX:

$172,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $607.

March 2019 cost of living index in Woodson: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.6%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Woodson, TX (2010)
    • 21380.7%White alone
    • 4215.9%Hispanic
    • 72.7%Black alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: English (12.5%), American (9.8%), Irish (2.7%), Scottish (2.7%), Austrian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 385 people per square mile   (very low).

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18 residents are foreign born (7.3% Latin America).

This town:

7.8%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $721 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $434 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (56.4 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (101.6 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (132.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Throckmorton, TX (3.7 miles ),
Elbert, TX (4.3 miles),
Breckenridge, TX (4.5 miles ),
Newcastle, TX (4.7 miles ),
Albany, TX (4.9 miles ),
Graham, TX (5.3 miles ),
Olney, TX (5.5 miles ),
Megargel, TX (5.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.02 N, Longitude: 99.05 W

Area code: 940

Distribution of median household income in Woodson, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Woodson, TX in 2017
Woodson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+14.3%).
Most common industries in Woodson, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.1%)
  • Wood products (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (18.8%)
  • Wood products (15.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.0%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (21.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.5%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
  • Private households (7.7%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Woodson, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Woodworkers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Woodworkers (8.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (17.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.8%)

Average climate in Woodson, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Woodson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the Woodson town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1951, a category F4 tornado 33.0 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Woodson-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 71% 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 99.4 miles away from the city 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 316.8 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 240.4 miles away from Woodson center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from Woodson center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 188.5 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 147.6 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 Throckmorton County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Woodson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Woodson:

  • TLC HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; THROCKMORTON, TX)
  • THROCKMORTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; THROCKMORTON, TX)
  • THROCKMORTON NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; THROCKMORTON, TX)
  • THROCKMORTON COUNTY MEM HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; THROCKMORTON, TX)
  • THROCKMORTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; THROCKMORTON, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Woodson:

  • Cisco College (about 43 miles; Cisco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,687)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 54 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Midwestern State University (about 68 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Tarleton State University (about 74 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Weatherford College (about 76 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Vernon College (about 81 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Texas Christian University (about 101 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)

Public high school in Woodson:

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Points of interest:

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

Reservoir: Hugh Dickie Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Tom Reamy - Science fiction writer.

Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.1%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Woodson (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: Highway 183 Branch at 101 Ushwy 183 South, branch established on 1991/05/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $141.0 mil, Deposits: $119.3 mil, headquarters in Graham, TX, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Woodson Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Woodson:

Marital status in Woodson, TX
  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Woodson:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Woodson, TX (based on Throckmorton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,2406
Mainline Protestant3874
Other1-
Catholic--
None13-
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: 1
Here:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Throckmorton County:

18.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Throckmorton County:

26.5%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.9%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.1%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Woodson:

35.8%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Woodson:

50.2%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Woodson:

73.5%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Woodson, 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
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($166.67)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($24.39)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($12.20)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $80,000 ($325.20)
    Central Staff Services: $59,000 ($239.84)
    Police Protection: $59,000 ($239.84)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($142.28)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($117.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($77.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($73.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($28.46)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($16.26)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($8.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $142,000 ($577.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($44.72)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $32,000 ($130.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($97.56)
    Other: $4,000 ($16.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $20,000 ($81.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($28.46)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($20.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($12.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $132,000 ($536.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($8.13)
  • Tax - Property: $171,000 ($695.12)
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,000 ($28.46)
    Other License: $2,000 ($8.13)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000 ($8.13)

Woodson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $241,000 ($979.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $220,000 ($894.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($85.37)

Woodson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $245,000 ($995.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $123,000 ($500.00)

Strongest AM radio stations in Woodson:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KROO (1430 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, TX; Owner: GRAHAM NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Woodson:

  • KLXK (93.5 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, TX; Owner: GRAHAM NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • KWKQ (94.7 FM; GRAHAM, TX; Owner: GRAHAM NEWSPAPERS, INC.)
  • KFWR (95.9 FM; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: LKCM RADIO GROUP, LP)
  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)

Woodson fatal accident list:

Oct 11, 2003 00:48 AM, Fm209, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.8mTotal length
  • 1,610Total average daily traffic
  • 620Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,260Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Woodson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Farm Rd 3327 E 3 Mi 5 Mi Se (Lat: 32.983444 Lon: -98.983694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WSU721,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2014, Expiration Date: 11/29/2024, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WOODSON, 5568 Highway 183 South (Lat: 32.998444 Lon: -99.046333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 43 m, Overall height: 49.7 m, Call Sign: WQTD940,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2014, Expiration Date: 01/14/2024, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • WOODSON, 9.3 Mi Ene Of (Lat: 33.053167 Lon: -98.898389), Overall height: 66.4 m, Call Sign: KLS91,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4198.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/02/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/04/1998, Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309

Most common first names in Woodson, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William374.0 years
Joe272.0 years
Grace293.5 years
Bobby270.5 years
Helen277.0 years
Oscar263.5 years
Robert268.5 years
Most common last names in Woodson, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Herrington388.0 years
Hurford371.6 years
Brown269.5 years
Koonce282.5 years
Dickie276.6 years
Bellah269.0 years
Blevins271.0 years
Oakley265.5 years
Moss273.1 years
Odell278.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Woodson, TX
  • 44.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.9%Electricity
  • 8.3%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Wood
  • 5.6%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Woodson, TX
  • 61.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 6.5%Utility gas


Woodson compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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