Flat, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 833.
Males: 427  (51.3%)
Females: 406  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76528

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,931 (it was $40,323 in 2000)
Flat:

$59,931
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,225 (it was $16,238 in 2000)

Flat CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $140,580 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Flat:

$140,580
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $177,199; detached houses: $181,821; townhouses or other attached units: $92,692; in 2-unit structures: $177,865; mobile homes: $100,011; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $26,920
March 2019 cost of living index in Flat: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Flat, TX (2000)
    • 79492.2%White alone
    • 526.0%Hispanic
    • 70.8%American Indian alone
    • 60.7%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Black alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1839 feet

Land area: 57.4 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Flat, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Flat CCD:

0.4% ($290)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Killeen, TX (16.6 miles , pop. 86,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (70.6 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (113.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Oglesby, TX (2.9 miles ),
South Mountain, TX (3.2 miles ),
Northwest Bell, TX (3.3 miles ),
Gatesville, TX (3.5 miles ),
McGregor, TX (3.6 miles ),
Morgan's Point Resort, TX (3.6 miles ),
Moody, TX (3.6 miles ),
Nolanville, TX (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 31.31 N, Longitude: 97.58 W

Area code: 254

Distribution of median household income in Flat, TX in 2019
Flat satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Flat, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Public administration (17.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.2%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.0%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (44.4%)
  • Public administration (15.4%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Flat, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Engineers (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Engineers (8.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (21.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)

Average climate in Flat, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Flat, Texas average temperatures Flat, Texas average precipitation Flat, Texas humidity Flat, Texas wind speed Flat, Texas snowfall Flat, Texas sunshine Flat, Texas clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Flat-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Flat place center .

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 tornado 30.4 miles away from the place center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Flat-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 307% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 295.7 miles away from Flat center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 221.0 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 355.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.8 miles away from Flat 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 351.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from Flat center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Coryell County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Flat:

  • HILLSIDE MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GATESVILLE, TX)
  • HILLSIDE NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GATESVILLE, TX)
  • OSAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GATESVILLE, TX)
  • CORYELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GATESVILLE, TX)
  • WESTVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MC GREGOR, TX)
  • HOMETOWN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOODY, TX)
  • MOODY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOODY, TX)

Amtrak stations near Flat:

  • 14 miles: MCGREGOR (1 AMTRAK BLVD.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: KILLEEN (ARROW TRAILWAYS, 200 E. AVENUE C) - Bus Station
  • 17 miles: FORT HOOD (BLDG. 108, 76 TANK BATTALION AVE.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flat:

  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 19 miles; Belton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,885)
  • Central Texas College (about 19 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Temple College (about 22 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • McLennan Community College (about 31 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Baylor University (about 32 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 38 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Hill College (about 57 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Flat Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Flat include: Leon Junction Community Church (A), Cold Springs Church (B), County Line Community Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Seaton Cemetery (1), King Cemetery (2), King and Smith Cemetery (3), Saint Paul Cemetery (4), Graham Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Flat: Iron Bridge Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.2%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.9%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in Flat:

Marital status in Flat, TX
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 69.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Flat:

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Flat, TX (based on Coryell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,20680
Mainline Protestant3,74914
Catholic3,7352
Other1,5746
Black Protestant2912
None42,833-
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: 5
Coryell County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Coryell County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

7.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Coryell County:

7.3%
Texas:

15.7%

16.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

16.09%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.68% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,886 average AGI)
Coryell County:

0.68%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bell County, TX  4.28% ($34,143 average AGI)
from Lampasas County, TX  0.56% ($32,778)
from McLennan County, TX  0.47% ($32,708)


17.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

17.10%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.47% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,139 average AGI)
Coryell County:

0.47%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bell County, TX  4.68% ($36,078 average AGI)
to Lampasas County, TX  0.54% ($43,960)
to McLennan County, TX  0.45% ($40,942)

Strongest AM radio stations in Flat:

  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, 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)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTON (940 AM; 1 kW; BELTON, TX; Owner: SHELDON COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flat:

  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLZ (98.3 FM; GATESVILLE, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNCT-FM (91.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KLTD (101.7 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLFX (107.3 FM; NOLANVILLE, TX; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KBDE (89.9 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KOOC (106.3 FM; BELTON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KVLT (88.5 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUSJ (105.5 FM; HARKER HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSSM (103.1 FM; COPPERAS COVE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KIIZ-FM (92.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KWOW (104.1 FM; CLIFTON, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Flat:

  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KNCT (Channel 46; BELTON, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • K38FN (Channel 38; WACO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KPLE-LP (Channel 31; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KILLEEN CHRISTIAN B/CING.CORPORATION)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Flat, TX
  • 45.5%Electricity
  • 42.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.5%Wood
  • 4.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Flat, TX
  • 58.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 42.0%Electricity


Flat compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below 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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