Novice, Texas

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Population in 2022: 124 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.7%
 
Males: 56  (45.5%)
Females: 68  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

56.7 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip code: 79538

Estimated median household income in 2022: $-659,811,505 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Novice $-659,811,505
TX $72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $25,241 (it was $11,766 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $37,607 (it was $23,300 in 2000)
Novice:

$37,607
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $43,222; detached houses: $41,602; mobile homes: $48,400
March 2022 cost of living index in Novice: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 23.8%

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  • Races in Novice, TX (2022)
    • 6675.0%White alone
    • 1719.3%Hispanic
    • 22.3%Two or more races



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Novice, Texas as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Novice is 17 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (31.4%), European (9.8%), American (3.9%), English (3.9%), German (3.9%), Welsh (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 274 people per square mile   (very low).

Novice, Texas map

3 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

This city:

2.1%
Texas:

13.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Novice city:

0.9% ($200)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (32.4 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (143.6 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (175.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Lawn, TX (3.5 miles ),
Coleman, TX (4.0 miles ),
Tuscola, TX (4.3 miles ),
Talpa, TX (4.4 miles ),
Winters, TX (4.4 miles ),
Jim Ned, TX (4.6 miles ),
Buffalo Gap, TX (4.8 miles ),
Potosi, TX (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 31.99 N, Longitude: 99.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 325

Distribution of median household income in Novice, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Novice, TX in 2022

Novice satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Novice, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.3%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Truck transportation (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (14.0%)
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Truck transportation (11.6%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (20.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (13.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (13.3%)
  • Social assistance (13.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (13.3%)
Most common occupations in Novice, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (15.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Lawyers (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (25.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (20.9%)
  • Lawyers (7.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.0%)
  • Top executives (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (33.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (26.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.3%)
  • Child care workers (13.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Novice, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Novice-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.5 miles away from the Novice city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Novice-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 351% 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 98.1 miles away from Novice 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 251.1 miles away from Novice center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 295.1 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 343.4 miles away from Novice 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 204.9 miles away from Novice 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 89.4 miles away from Novice 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 Coleman County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Novice:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 34 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 48 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Angelo State University (about 63 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Tarleton State University (about 84 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Howard College (about 109 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Weatherford College (about 120 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Central Texas College (about 123 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)

Points of interest:

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Coleman 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:

2.0 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Novice:

Marital status in Novice, TX
  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 36.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 26.3%

For population 25 years and over in Novice:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Novice, TX (based on Coleman County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,08934
Mainline Protestant1,00911
Catholic7001
None3,097-
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
This county:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.76 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Coleman County:

25.8%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.3%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.1%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Novice:

42.9%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.9%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Novice:

9.8%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Novice:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.1%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.8%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Novice, 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 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 1$150

Strongest AM radio stations in Novice:

  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, 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)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSTA (1000 AM; daytime; 0 kW; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; BALLINGER, TX; Owner: GRAHAM BROTHERS COMM., L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Novice:

  • KXCT (102.3 FM; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXYL-FM (96.9 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGNZ (88.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KORQ (96.1 FM; WINTERS, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNCE (95.1 FM; BAIRD, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KULL (92.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Novice:

  • KKCP-LP (Channel 50; BALLINGER-COLEMAN, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • KXVA (Channel 15; ABILENE, TX; Owner: STAR BROADCASTING LIMITED)
  • KTAB-TV (Channel 32; ABILENE, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ABILENE, LLC)
  • KRBC-TV (Channel 9; ABILENE, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTES-LP (Channel 40; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • KPTC-LP (Channel 48; CISCO, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.2mTotal length
  • 5,489Total average daily traffic
  • 654Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,310Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Novice)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD5JOR, Licensee ID: L00221136, Grant Date: 07/15/2011, Expiration Date: 07/15/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2023, Certifier: Teresa L Spikes, Registrant: Teresa L Spikes, 600 Cr 427, Novice, TX 79538


2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fire incidents - 29 took place in 2006, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Novice, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (78.2%), and Structure Fires (16.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Novice, TX
    • 9778.2%Outside Fires
    • 2116.9%Structure Fires
    • 54.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Novice, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Novice, TX
  • 42.1%Utility gas
  • 42.1%Electricity
  • 15.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Novice, TX
  • 75.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Utility gas


Novice compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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