Loraine, Texas

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Population in 2022: 500 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -23.8%
 
Males: 265  (53.0%)
Females: 235  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 79532.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $38,677 (it was $20,852 in 2000)
Loraine:

$38,677
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $26,251 (it was $12,540 in 2000)

Loraine town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $67,577 (it was $18,700 in 2000)
Loraine:

$67,577
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $706,866; detached houses: $759,898; mobile homes: $85,326

Median gross rent in 2022: $350.

March 2022 cost of living index in Loraine: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 24.9%
(33.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.1% for Black residents, 4.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Loraine, TX (2022)
    • 29353.4%White alone
    • 20136.6%Hispanic
    • 274.9%Black alone
    • 173.1%Two or more races
    • 40.7%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Loraine, Texas as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Loraine is 132 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (4.3%), German (2.3%), English (2.0%), Scottish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2268 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 475 people per square mile   (low).

Loraine, Texas map

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Texas:

17.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Loraine town:

1.9% ($353)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (56.6 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (198.4 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (230.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Colorado City, TX (2.9 miles ),
Roscoe, TX (3.2 miles ),
Lake Colorado City, TX (3.7 miles ),
Hermleigh, TX (4.0 miles ),
Westbrook, TX (4.2 miles ),
Sweetwater, TX (4.3 miles ),
Snyder, TX (4.9 miles ),
Fluvanna-Sharon Ridge, TX (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 32.41 N, Longitude: 100.71 W

Area code: 325

Distribution of median household income in Loraine, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Loraine, TX in 2022
Loraine satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 1 building, cost: $253,200
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $20,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $42,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Loraine, TX residents
Average permit cost in Loraine, TX
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Loraine, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Public administration (16.3%)
  • Construction (13.0%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.1%)
  • Public administration (20.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.4%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.6%)
  • Educational services (18.3%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Loraine, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.9%)
  • Construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (16.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Child care workers (6.1%)

Average climate in Loraine, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Loraine-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Loraine town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1968, a category F3 tornado 15.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Loraine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 368% 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 43.2 miles away from Loraine 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 215.0 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 139.5 miles away from Loraine 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 30.7 miles away from Loraine center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from Loraine center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 200.8 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 Mitchell County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Loraine topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Loraine:

  • LORAINE MANOR, INC (402 CAMPBELL AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Loraine:

  • HEART OF WEST TEXAS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • VALLEY FAIR LODGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • ACCESSCARE- COLORADO CITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • KRISTI LEE MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • INTEGRACARE HOME HEALTH OF COLORADO CITY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF ROTAN (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; COLORADO CITY, TX)
  • ROSCOE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ROSCOE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Loraine:

  • Howard College (about 45 miles; Big Spring, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,587)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 59 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Angelo State University (about 69 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Midland College (about 86 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Cisco College (about 101 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 102 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Odessa College (about 105 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)

Public high school in Loraine:

  • LORAINE SCHOOL (Students: 180, Location: 800 S LIGHTFOOT, Grades: PK-12)
See full list of schools located in Loraine

Points of interest:

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

2.6 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:

4.3%
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
28 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Loraine (2011 data):

  • Western Bank: Loraine Branch at 100 S Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2009/06/01: Bank assets: $196.5 mil, Deposits: $174.0 mil, headquarters in Coahoma, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Western Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Loraine:

Marital status in Loraine, TX
  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 35.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Loraine:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.5
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Loraine, TX (based on Mitchell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,30914
Catholic1,6502
Mainline Protestant6127
Other-2
None3,832-
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: 2
Mitchell County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mitchell County:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.1%
Texas:

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

9.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Loraine:

48.3%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Loraine:

44.5%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

27.7%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

49.8%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Loraine:

76.9%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Loraine, 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
Health 2$10,388$62,3280$0
Water Supply 1$4,608$55,2960$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,650$31,8000$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,129$37,5481$742
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$83
Totals for Government 5$20,776$49,8622$825

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $215,000 ($430.00)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $52,000 ($104.00)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($88.00)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($40.00)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($8.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.00)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($12.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,000 ($112.00)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $59,000 ($118.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($38.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($12.00)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $30,000 ($60.00)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $90,000 ($180.00)
    Property: $65,000 ($130.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $26,000 ($52.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $272,000 ($544.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $272,000 ($544.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $251,000 ($502.00)

Strongest AM radio stations in Loraine:

  • KVMC (1320 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JIMLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, 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)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSNY (1450 AM; 1 kW; SNYDER, TX; Owner: SNYDER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Loraine:

  • 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.)
  • KAUM (107.1 FM; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JAMES G. BAUM)
  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Loraine:

  • K07TZ (Channel 7; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K42ET (Channel 42; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K26DW (Channel 26; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KIDB-CA (Channel 35; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)
  • Loraine, Texas
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Texas average
  • Fatal accident count18962
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents28203
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons6275
  • Fatalities21384
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents47905
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2036
See more detailed statistics of Loraine fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 361ft / 110mTotal length
  • $407,000Total costs
  • 207,562Total average daily traffic
  • 84,943Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Loraine, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 291950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Loraine, TX

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Loraine)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • LORAINE, 5 Mi N (Lat: 32.488056 Lon: -100.729167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 64 m, Call Sign: KKC674,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.090 MHz, 159.210 MHz, 159.210 MHz, 155.467 MHz, 155.880 MHz, 155.887 MHz, 159.217 MHz, 159.097 MHz, 159.210 MHz, 159.217 MHz, 155.460 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/2021, Expiration Date: 04/11/2031, Registrant: Texas Department Of Public Safety, 5805 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78773-0259, Phone: (512) 424-7134, Fax: (512) 424-5320, Email:

  • Colorado City M P 126.1 About 2 Mi Ssw (Lat: 32.370111 Lon: -100.740667), Call Sign: WGN662, Licensee ID: L00008706,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.350 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2002, Expiration Date: 09/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2005, Registrant: Chevron Usa Inc, 1001 G St Nw Ste 500 W, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (713) 754-5851


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KE5CFH, Licensee ID: L00901207, Grant Date: 05/29/2014, Expiration Date: 08/04/2024, Certifier: Michael W Hackfeld, Registrant: Michael W Hackfeld, 310 W Campbell Ave, Loraine, TX 79532

  • Call Sign: KG5ARB, Licensee ID: L01847915, Grant Date: 03/06/2014, Expiration Date: 03/06/2024, Certifier: Roland K Rickard, Registrant: Roland K Rickard, 9020 Cr 404, Loraine, TX 79532

  • Call Sign: KI5NFP, Licensee ID: L02411947, Grant Date: 01/25/2021, Expiration Date: 01/25/2031, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2021, Certifier: Israel G Bailey, Registrant: Israel G Bailey, Loraine, TX 79532-0194


Most common first names in Loraine, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1375.1 years
William1379.9 years
John1175.2 years
Mary1082.3 years
Thomas974.1 years
Roy875.0 years
George772.3 years
Annie684.0 years
Frank682.6 years
Mattie688.2 years
Most common last names in Loraine, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Walker1375.4 years
Taylor1080.0 years
Jones979.6 years
Hallmark988.9 years
Bennett883.8 years
Lee782.6 years
Davis777.3 years
Henderson782.0 years
Graham776.6 years
Griffin769.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Loraine, TX
  • 45.2%Electricity
  • 39.7%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Loraine, TX
  • 61.7%Utility gas
  • 38.3%Electricity


Loraine 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 below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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