Talpa, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 678.
Males: 345  (50.9%)
Females: 333  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76888

Estimated median household income in 2022: $61,328 (it was $31,154 in 2000)
Talpa:

$61,328
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $39,724 (it was $18,652 in 2000)

Talpa CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $152,646 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Talpa:

$152,646
TX:

$275,400
March 2022 cost of living index in Talpa: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Talpa, TX (2000)
    • 66590.7%White alone
    • 618.3%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Two or more races
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Talpa, Texas as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Talpa is 339 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1958 feet

Land area: 370.8 square miles.

Population density: 1.8 people per square mile   (very low).

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

0.5% ($256)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (51.7 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (146.6 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (168.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Coleman, TX (3.6 miles ),
Santa Anna, TX (4.0 miles ),
Novice, TX (4.4 miles),
Ballinger, TX (4.6 miles ),
Paint Rock, TX (4.9 miles ),
Rowena, TX (4.9 miles ),
Eola-Paint Rock, TX (5.2 miles ),
Bangs, TX (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 31.71 N, Longitude: 99.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 325

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

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Talpa, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.5%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (25.0%)
  • Construction (18.3%)
  • Truck transportation (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.0%)
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Talpa, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)

Average climate in Talpa, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Talpa-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.8 miles away from the Talpa place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/10/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.2 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Talpa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 325% 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 114.1 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 244.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 310.5 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 210.1 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 360.1 miles away from Talpa 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 104.5 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 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Talpa:

  • COLEMAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; COLEMAN, TX)
  • LEISURE LODGE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; COLEMAN, TX)
  • COLEMAN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER COMPANY Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; COLEMAN, TX)
  • OVERALL-MORRIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; COLEMAN, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Talpa:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 53 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Angelo State University (about 55 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Cisco College (about 60 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Tarleton State University (about 88 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Central Texas College (about 113 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Howard College (about 116 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Weatherford College (about 128 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Glen Cove Pumping Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Talpa: Harmony Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Brown Ranch Cemetery (1), Leaday Cemetery (2), Glen Cove Cemetery (3), Talpa Cemetery (4), Old Valera Cemetery (5), Hill Cemetery (6), Voss Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Talpa City Lake (A), Hords Creek Lake (B), Soil Conservation Service Site 20 Reservoir (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 18 Reservoir (D), Johnson Lake (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 14 Reservoir (F), Soil Conservation Service Site 12 Reservoir (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 15 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Turtle Neck Creek (B), Mustang Branch (C), McCall Branch (D), Spring Creek (E), Panther Creek (F), North Prong Hords Creek (G), Live Oak Branch (H), Grape Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Talpa include: Friendship Park (1), Flat Rock Park (2), Lakeside Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 place:

2.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.7%
Whole state:

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

2.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in Talpa:

Marital status in Talpa, TX
  • Never married: 14.2%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Talpa:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Talpa, 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
Here:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

11.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Coleman County:

25.8%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.3%
State:

15.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Talpa:

  • 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.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; BALLINGER, TX; Owner: GRAHAM BROTHERS COMM., L.L.C.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KSTA (1000 AM; daytime; 0 kW; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Talpa:

  • KXYL-FM (96.9 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXCT (102.3 FM; COLEMAN, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KORQ (96.1 FM; WINTERS, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP)
  • KOXE (101.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKCN (103.1 FM; BALLINGER, TX; Owner: GRAHAM BROTHERS COMM., L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Talpa:

  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • KXVA (Channel 15; ABILENE, TX; Owner: STAR BROADCASTING LIMITED)
  • KKCP-LP (Channel 50; BALLINGER-COLEMAN, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)

Talpa fatal accident list:

Jun 30, 1986 02:10 AM, 67, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Talpa)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Talpa TS, 1639 Fm 2805 (Lat: 31.814417 Lon: -99.662111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Overall height: 105.5 m, Call Sign: WPCB271, Licensee ID: L00268142,
    Assigned Frequencies: 857.412 MHz, 858.337 MHz, 854.387 MHz, 855.012 MHz, 855.587 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2015, Expiration Date: 10/17/2025, Certifier: Roy Paxson, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210L (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2616S, N2616S, N-2616S, Serial Number: 21061342, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 06/18/2012
    Registrant (Individual): James Stephen Kemp, 388 Private Road 4431, Talpa, TX 76882

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Talpa, TX
  • 40.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.7%Electricity
  • 25.5%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 3.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Talpa, TX
  • 45.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.5%Utility gas
  • 13.6%Electricity
  • 6.8%Other fuel
  • 4.5%Wood


Talpa compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • 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 significantly below state average.
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