Imperial, Texas

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Population in 2010: 278.
Population change since 2000: -35.0%
Males: 168  (60.6%)
Females: 110  (39.4%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 79743.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $104,681 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Imperial:

$104,681
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $46,697 (it was $16,464 in 2000)

Imperial CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $-771,428,571 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Imperial $-771,428,571
TX $275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $110,944; detached houses: $118,627; mobile homes: $57,732
March 2022 cost of living index in Imperial: -8853.0 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 6.2%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Imperial, Texas as of May 28, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Imperial 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: English (17.6%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%), German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2393 feet

Land area: 4.23 square miles.

Population density: 66 people per square mile   (very low).

Imperial, Texas map

6 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This place:

2.3%
Texas:

17.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Imperial CDP:

1.6% ($311)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (45.3 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (222.6 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (279.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Grandfalls, TX (3.2 miles ),
Coyanosa, TX (4.7 miles),
Crane, TX (4.7 miles ),
Thorntonville, TX (5.0 miles ),
Monahans, TX (5.0 miles ),
Wickett, TX (5.2 miles ),
Fort Stockton, TX (5.3 miles ),
McCamey, TX (5.4 miles )

Latitude: 31.27 N, Longitude: 102.70 W

Area code: 432

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

2.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Imperial, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (25.2%)
  • Educational services (19.6%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.1%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.3%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (34.5%)
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.9%)
  • Gasoline stations (10.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.0%)
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.7%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.9%)
  • Utilities (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (8.9%)
Most common occupations in Imperial, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (16.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.3%)
  • Top executives (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (26.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Top executives (9.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other transportation occupations (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (19.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (16.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.9%)
  • Registered nurses (7.1%)

Average climate in Imperial, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Imperial-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/1/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the Imperial place center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the place center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Imperial-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 261% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 79.4 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 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from Imperial center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from Imperial center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from Imperial center
On 9/11/2011 at 12:27:44, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.0 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 Pecos County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Imperial:

  • Odessa College (about 46 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 48 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 63 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Sul Ross State University (about 85 miles; Alpine, TX; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Howard College (about 100 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Angelo State University (about 133 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • South Plains College (about 161 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)

Public high school in Imperial:

See full list of schools located in Imperial

Library in Imperial:

  • IMPERIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $41,247; Location: 223 W FARM TO MARKET RD 11; 14,010 books; 210 audio materials; 530 video materials; 21 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Imperial: Imperial Fire Department (A), Imperial Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pecos 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:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.8%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Imperial:

Marital status in Imperial, TX
  • Never married: 13.0%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in Imperial:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Imperial, TX (based on Pecos County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7006
Evangelical Protestant2,59624
Mainline Protestant7935
Other1262
None8,292-
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: 4
Pecos County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pecos County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.70 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Pecos County:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pecos County:

9.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.8%
Texas:

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

14.2%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.5%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.1%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Imperial:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.6%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

55.9%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Imperial:

79.5%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Imperial, TX Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Imperial:

  • KLBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; MONAHANS, TX; Owner: SANDSHILLS COMMUNICATION, INC.)
  • KXOI (810 AM; 1 kW; CRANE, TX; Owner: HISPANIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES, INC)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERB (600 AM; 1 kW; KERMIT, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KWEL (1070 AM; daytime; 2 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: FAUSTINO QUIROZ)
  • KFLB (920 AM; 1 kW; ODESSA, TX; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Imperial:

  • KPBM (95.3 FM; MCCAMEY, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KMRK-FM (96.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKKK (101.3 FM; CRANE, TX; Owner: MR. DON L. COOK)
  • KHKX (99.1 FM; ODESSA, TX; Owner: ENCORE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Imperial:

  • KUPB (Channel 18; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Imperial fatal accident list:

Dec 9, 2000 02:40 AM, Fm11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.3mTotal length
  • 3,885Total average daily traffic
  • 811Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,330Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Imperial)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • City Water Tank (Lat: 31.274028 Lon: -102.708472), Call Sign: KNJN715, Licensee ID: L00093189,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2000, Expiration Date: 01/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2005, Registrant: County Of Pecos, Fort Stockton, TX 79735, Phone: (915) 336-6281


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB5GLJ, Grant Date: 09/13/1988, Expiration Date: 09/13/1998, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2000, Registrant: Melvin E Williams, Imperial, TX 79743

  • Call Sign: KB5GLK, Grant Date: 07/26/1988, Expiration Date: 07/26/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2000, Registrant: Lynda B Williams, Imperial, TX 79743

  • Call Sign: WA2YNE, Previous Call Sign: W6YNE, Licensee ID: L00479018, Grant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 08/09/2022, Certifier: Wayne C Leake, Registrant: Wayne C Leake, Imperial, TX 79743

  • Call Sign: KE5OCO, Licensee ID: L01279672, Grant Date: 05/04/2007, Expiration Date: 05/04/2017, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2019, Certifier: Shanna K Worthington, Registrant: Shanna K Worthington, Imperial, TX 79743


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7347Q, N7347Q, N-7347Q, Serial Number: 18260987, Year manufactured: 1972, Certificate Issue Date: 07/07/2011
    Registrant (Individual): David L Mitchell, Po Box 14, Imperial, TX 79743

Most common first names in Imperial, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Alma271.9 years
Grover280.5 years
Anita271.0 years
Earl272.4 years
David263.0 years
Charles266.0 years
Francisca264.5 years
Hazel281.5 years
James280.0 years
John275.0 years
Most common last names in Imperial, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez777.4 years
King667.0 years
Esparza581.2 years
Cox564.4 years
Borron569.6 years
Freeman468.8 years
Rey456.2 years
Graham378.0 years
Harris376.3 years
Simmons382.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Imperial, TX
  • 58.5%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Wood
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Imperial, TX
  • 100.0%Electricity


Imperial compared to Texas 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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