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Population (year 2000): 6,778. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,606 (-2.5% change)
Males: 4,042 (59.6%), Females: 2,736 (40.4%)

Childress County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $26,536 (year 2000)
Median house value: $43,900 (year 2000)

Childress, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Childress:

  • White Non-Hispanic (60.5%)
  • Hispanic (22.4%)
  • Other race (17.1%)
  • Black (15.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.2%), English (8.6%), German (6.5%), Irish (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), French (1.5%).Texas forum

Land area: 8.2 square miles

Childress,

For population 25 years and over in Childress

  • High school or higher: 63.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 9.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Childress city

  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 70.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

4.9% Foreign born (4.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,648 (+32.1%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Falls, TX Wichita (122.3 miles www.LaQuinta.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, OK Oklahoma (198.1 miles pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (260.9 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Estelline, TX (17.5 miles) , Dodson, TX (27.0 miles) , OK (27.3 miles Hollis, TX Paducah, (29.1 miles TX (29.7 miles Wellington, TX (30.7 miles Memphis, TX (33.6 miles Quanah, OK (34.7 miles Gould,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $34,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $13,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $120,000

Latitude: 34.42 N, Longitude: 100.21 W

Area code: 940

Childress, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.5%), Retail trade (15.3%), Public administration (14.7%).

Crime in Childress by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 3 1
    per 100,000 14.8 0.0 44.3 14.8
Robberies 2 2 2 1
    per 100,000 29.5 29.5 29.5 14.8
Assaults 11 15 14 11
    per 100,000 162.3 221.3 206.6 162.3
Burglaries 39 26 43 46
    per 100,000 575.4 383.6 634.4 678.7
Thefts 100 108 77 67
    per 100,000 1475.4 1593.4 1136.0 988.5
Auto thefts 11 1 7 6
    per 100,000 162.3 14.8 103.3 88.5
159.5 144.9 166.0 136.9

Average climate in Childress, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Childress,

Childress-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1982, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Childress city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 18 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Childress:
  • CHILDRESS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (HWY 83 NORTH BOX 1030)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Childress:
  • HARMON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; HOLLIS, OK)
  • COLLINGSWORTH GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; WELLINGTON, TX)
  • HARDEMAN COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; QUANAH, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Childress:
  • ALTUS AFB (about 68 miles; ALTUS, OK; ID: LTS)
  • AMARILLO INTL (about 117 miles; AMARILLO, TX; ID: AMA)
  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 123 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; ID: LBB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Childress:
  • CHILDRESS MUNI (about 5 miles; CHILDRESS, TX; ID: CDS)
  • MARIAN AIRPARK (about 29 miles; WELLINGTON, TX; ID: F06)
  • DAN E RICHARDS MUNI (about 29 miles; PADUCAH, TX; ID: 3F6)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Airports 1 $2,019 $24,228 2 $992
Health 1 $1,390 $16,680 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $11,838 $23,676 3 $1,424
Sewerage 9 $20,464 $27,285 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $6,503 $19,509 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   4 $2,103
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $899
Police Protection - Officers 9 $19,725 $26,300 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $8,041 $19,298 0 $0
Firefighters 7 $14,513 $24,879 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $17,260 $34,520 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $10,238 $20,476 1 $372
Totals for Government 54 $111,991 $24,886 12 $5,790
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Childress:
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 106 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • CAMERON UNIVERSITY (about 122 miles; LAWTON, OK; FT enrollment: 3,529)
  • MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 123 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; FT enrollment: 4,619)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 123 miles; CANYON, TX; FT enrollment: 5,476)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; FT enrollment: 22,439)
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 126 miles; AMARILLO, TX; FT enrollment: 4,876)
  • SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 129 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; FT enrollment: 4,360)
Public high school in Childress:
  • CHILDRESS H S (Students: 309; Location: 800 AVE J N W; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Childress:
  • CHILDRESS EL (Students: 577; Location: 300 3RD ST S E; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHILDRESS J H (Students: 265; Location: 700 COMMERCE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
Library in Childress:
  • CHILDRESS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $39,016; Location: 117 AVENUE B NE; 15,294 books; 395 audio materials; 465 video materials; 3 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Childress County Heritage Museum (A).

Churches in Childress include: Church of Christ Childress (A), Saint John Baptist Church (B), Fairview United Pentecostal Church (C), Holy Angels Catholic Church (D), Bible Baptist Church (E), New Hope Baptist Church (F), Parkview Baptist Church (G).

Reservoirs: Park Lake (A), Lake Scott (B).

Parks in Childress include: Fair Park Stadium (1), Fair Park (2).


Childress compared to Texas state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Childress:
  • KCTX (1510 AM; daytime; 0 kW; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: KENNETH PAUL HARRIS, SR.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Childress:
  • KCTX-FM (96.1 FM; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: KENNETH PAUL HARRIS, SR.)
  • K202CK (88.3 FM; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: TOP OF TEXAS EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
TV broadcast stations around Childress:
  • K23DE (Channel 23; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
  • K46CN (Channel 46; CHILDRESS, ETC., TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
  • K48DD (Channel 48; CHILDRESS, ETC., TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
  • K50CQ (Channel 50; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANS. TV ASSN INC.)
  • K52DF (Channel 52; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)
  • K25CQ (Channel 25; CHILDRESS, TX; Owner: RED RIVER VALLEY TRANSLATOR TV ASSN.)

 

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