Valentine, Texas

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Population in 2019: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -28.9%
Males: 37  (27.9%)
Females: 96  (72.1%)
Median resident age:

55.0 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip code: 79854

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,631 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Valentine:

$58,631
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,295 (it was $16,136 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $33,013 (it was $19,300 in 2000)
Valentine:

$33,013
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $68,880; detached houses: $82,063; mobile homes: $49,384

Median gross rent in 2019: $400.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valentine: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Valentine, TX (2019)
    • 5175.0%Hispanic
    • 1725.0%White alone
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Ancestries: American (30.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 4431 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 277 people per square mile   (very low).

Valentine, Texas map

11 residents are foreign born (16.2% Latin America).

This town:

16.2%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,062 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $291 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Paso, TX (141.2 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (366.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Marfa, TX (5.8 miles ),
Fort Davis, TX (6.0 miles ),
Van Horn, TX (6.1 miles ),
Alpine, TX (7.2 miles ),
Balmorhea, TX (7.2 miles ),
Van Horn Rural, TX (7.4 miles ),
Indio, TX (7.8 miles),
Sierra Blanca, TX (8.1 miles )

Latitude: 30.59 N, Longitude: 104.50 W

Area code: 432

Distribution of median household income in Valentine, TX in 2019

Valentine satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Valentine, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (49.1%)
  • Truck transportation (20.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.4%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (37.9%)
  • Educational services (20.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (17.2%)
  • Public administration (13.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (83.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
Most common occupations in Valentine, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (30.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20.8%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (13.2%)
  • Cashiers (9.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Top executives (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (37.9%)
  • Cashiers (17.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Top executives (10.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (54.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (29.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (0.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Valentine, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Valentine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 83% 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 70.6 miles away from Valentine center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/28/1995 at 10:46:12, a magnitude 6.9 (5.7 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.9 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 469.8 miles away from Valentine 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 146.2 miles away from Valentine center
On 10/21/2010 at 17:53:13, a magnitude 6.7 (6.7 MW, Depth: 8.1 mi) earthquake occurred 497.5 miles away from Valentine center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 488.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jeff Davis County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 8, Hurricanes: 3, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Valentine topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valentine:

  • Sul Ross State University (about 53 miles; Alpine, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • El Paso Community College (about 138 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 141 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 145 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • Odessa College (about 154 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 157 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 173 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)

Public high school in Valentine:

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Points of interest:

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Jeff Davis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.8%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

1.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Valentine:

Marital status in Valentine, TX
  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Valentine:

  • High school or higher: 62.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 20.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

39.7
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Valentine, TX (based on Jeff Davis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4856
Catholic3802
Mainline Protestant2552
Other1-
None1,221-
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
Jeff Davis County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jeff Davis County:

24.2%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Valentine:

47.8%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Valentine:

42.9%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Valentine:

21.6%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Valentine:

8.5%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Valentine:

32.5%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

50.4%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.1%
State:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Valentine, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,274
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$408
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,682

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,500,000 ($18796.99)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($315.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($233.08)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($90.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,000 ($75.19)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($203.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($315.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $2,329,000 ($17511.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,000 ($225.56)

Strongest AM radio stations in Valentine:

  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)

Valentine fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 1978 01:05 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.9mTotal length
  • 13,680Total average daily traffic
  • 1,953Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,220Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Valentine, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Valentine)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • VALENTINE MW SITE, Valentine Mw Site, Corner Of Fifth & Texas Sts (Lat: 30.585778 Lon: -104.494694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.8 m, Call Sign: WRAE465,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.320 MHz, 161.550 MHz, 161.085 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2017, Expiration Date: 10/24/2027, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Station, (Lat: 30.559583 Lon: -104.542972), Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPNA488,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2012, Expiration Date: 07/08/2022, Certifier: David B Trego, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, 850 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: (614) 883-7265, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • Valentine, Lat: 30.588611 Lon: -104.496861, Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQJC218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Douglas Campbell, Registrant: Ama Techtel Communications, 7201 I-40w, Suite 200, Lubbock, TX 79464, Phone: (806) 722-2247, Fax: (806) 322-2121, Email:
  • VALENTINE, Corner Of Fifth & Texas Streets (Lat: 30.588750 Lon: -104.494917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KXZ96,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/2011, Expiration Date: 01/28/2022, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 S 15th St Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:
  • VALENTINE, State Highway 90 (Lat: 30.587083 Lon: -104.500472), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WHT95,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/1986, Expiration Date: 12/10/1997, Cancellation Date: 12/10/1997, Registrant: Contel Of Texas Inc, Mc:hqw03j43, Irving, TX 75015-2092

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB5YVI, Licensee ID: L00603591, Grant Date: 12/03/2012, Expiration Date: 02/23/2023, Certifier: Sergio Moya, Registrant: Sergio Moya, Valentine, TX 79854

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valentine, TX
  • 66.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valentine, TX
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Valentine compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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