Blackwell, Texas

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Population in 2022: 256 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -28.9%
 
Males: 161  (63.2%)
Females: 95  (36.8%)
Median resident age:

52.7 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 79506.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $45,597 (it was $29,659 in 2000)
Blackwell:

$45,597
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $43,160 (it was $14,686 in 2000)

Blackwell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $58,667 (it was $21,900 in 2000)
Blackwell:

$58,667
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $92,466; detached houses: $107,743; mobile homes: $58,543

Median gross rent in 2022: $606.

March 2022 cost of living index in Blackwell: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 10.6%

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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Blackwell, Texas as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blackwell is 365 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (31.3%), American (16.2%), Irish (13.1%), Hungarian (3.0%), Scottish (3.0%), European (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2120 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 428 people per square mile   (low).

Blackwell, Texas map

14 residents are foreign born (5.9% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

6.9%
Texas:

17.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Blackwell city:

1.3% ($285)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (41.8 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (180.1 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (211.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Blackwell-Nolan, TX (2.7 miles ),
Bronte, TX (3.7 miles ),
Robert Lee, TX (4.0 miles ),
Winters, TX (4.8 miles ),
Sweetwater, TX (5.2 miles ),
Jim Ned, TX (5.2 miles ),
Roscoe, TX (5.3 miles ),
Trent, TX (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 32.09 N, Longitude: 100.32 W

Area code: 325

Distribution of median household income in Blackwell, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Blackwell, TX in 2022
Blackwell satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+6.8%).
Most common industries in Blackwell, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.4%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7.6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.3%)
  • Construction (18.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (14.1%)
  • Public administration (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.9%)
  • Health care (23.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (13.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.8%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Blackwell, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.9%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.0%)
  • Carpenters (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (13.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.8%)
  • Registered nurses (8.2%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Child care workers (4.9%)

Average climate in Blackwell, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blackwell-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Blackwell city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 159 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackwell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 347% greater 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 70.3 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 219.4 miles away from Blackwell 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 163.7 miles away from Blackwell center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 313.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/11/2011 at 12:27:44, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 357.2 miles away from Blackwell 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 Nolan County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blackwell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blackwell:

  • BRONTE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BRONTE, TX)
  • BRONTE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BRONTE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackwell:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 45 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Angelo State University (about 46 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Howard College (about 68 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Cisco College (about 82 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Midland College (about 105 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 119 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Odessa College (about 122 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)

Public high school in Blackwell:

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Points of interest:

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

Tourist attraction: Fort Chadbourne Foundation (Historical Places & Services; 651 Fort Chadbourne Road).

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

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Blackwell:

Marital status in Blackwell, TX
  • Never married: 9.1%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 22.9%

For population 25 years and over in Blackwell:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blackwell, TX (based on Nolan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,02930
Catholic1,7003
Mainline Protestant1,4668
Other1833
Black Protestant1251
None4,713-
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:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nolan County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Nolan County:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Nolan County:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Nolan County:

26.9%
State:

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

11.9%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blackwell:

60.9%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

64.1%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Blackwell:

27.1
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blackwell:

8.9%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blackwell:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blackwell:

37.8%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Blackwell:

66.8%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.9%
State:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blackwell, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
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 3$1,613
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,613

Blackwell government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $188,000 ($734.38)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($250.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($11.72)
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $647,000 ($2527.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $531,000 ($2074.22)
    Corrections - Other: $434,000 ($1695.31)
    Police Protection: $389,000 ($1519.53)
    General - Other: $285,000 ($1113.28)
    Regular Highways: $281,000 ($1097.66)
    Financial Administration: $113,000 ($441.41)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($234.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($109.38)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($105.47)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $22,000 ($85.94)
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,000 ($74.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000 ($31.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($31.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($144.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $42,000 ($164.06)
    Corrections - Other: $16,000 ($62.50)
    Correctional Institutions: $7,000 ($27.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($11.72)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($3.91)

Blackwell government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $333,000 ($1300.78)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($31.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000 ($82.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $38,000 ($148.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $115,000 ($449.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $51,000 ($199.22)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($39.06)
    Rents: $3,000 ($11.72)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($3.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($3.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $131,000 ($511.72)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($78.12)
    Highways: $4,000 ($15.62)
  • Tax - Property: $1,983,000 ($7746.09)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $632,000 ($2468.75)
    Motor Vehicle License: $125,000 ($488.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $76,000 ($296.88)
    Amusements Sales: $3,000 ($11.72)

Blackwell government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,012,000 ($3953.12)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $883,000 ($3449.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,000 ($503.91)

Blackwell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,000 ($175.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,962,000 ($7664.06)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,000 ($238.28)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackwell:

  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackwell:

  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KCRN-FM (93.9 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KORQ (96.1 FM; WINTERS, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP)
  • KUTX (90.1 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)
  • KULL (92.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Blackwell:

  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIDY (Channel 6; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • KPTA-LP (Channel 63; ABILENE-SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIDB-CA (Channel 35; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)

Blackwell fatal accident list:

May 24, 2015 01:40 AM, Sr-70/Del Rio Ave, Fm 1170/Main Street, Lat: 32.086919, Lon: -100.318511, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 17, 1997 03:15 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 12, 1997 01:20 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 34.7mTotal length
  • $89,000Total costs
  • 4,135Total average daily traffic
  • 658Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,470Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blackwell, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blackwell, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WNQU202,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.825 MHz, 461.825 MHz, 466.825 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/1999, Expiration Date: 11/09/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2003, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Company, Tulsa, OK 74102-0201, Phone: (918) 599-2014, Fax: (918) 599-3438, Email:

  • Lat: 32.085833 Lon: -102.366528, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: KKM90,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.250 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2003, Expiration Date: 02/09/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/11/2003, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Company, Tulsa, OK 74102-0201, Phone: (918) 599-2014, Fax: (918) 599-3438, Email:

  • 1000 N Hwy 53 3 Mi S Hwy 126 (Lat: 32.216806 Lon: -100.260111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 98 m, Call Sign: WPDV814,
    Assigned Frequencies: 937.400 MHz, 937.437 MHz, Grant Date: 07/12/2023, Expiration Date: 09/15/2033, Certifier: David Poole, Registrant: Oncor / Hcl, 1616 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (214) 486-5230, Email:

  • 140 Wtu Road (Lat: 32.045444 Lon: -100.293028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 83.8 m, Call Sign: WRMX419, Licensee ID: L00268142,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.762 MHz, 856.837 MHz, 857.862 MHz, 859.862 MHz, 855.162 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2021, Expiration Date: 06/21/2031, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blackwell)
Most common first names in Blackwell, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1573.4 years
William1277.6 years
Robert1181.5 years
John570.6 years
Mary581.2 years
Joseph475.3 years
Lewis480.7 years
Melvin477.5 years
Willie481.7 years
Thelma486.7 years
Most common last names in Blackwell, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1178.4 years
Moore876.3 years
Mcrorey676.2 years
White577.2 years
Ware583.4 years
Barnes570.6 years
Taylor572.4 years
Jones573.4 years
Jordan586.6 years
Lanier490.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blackwell, TX
  • 53.7%Electricity
  • 44.8%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blackwell, TX
  • 40.0%Wood
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 28.6%Utility gas


Blackwell compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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