Kress, Texas

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Kress, Texas

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High Points

Kress strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Kress Racial Diversity
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Kress Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 16% Kress Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Kress, Texas

Comparing Kress to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Age of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 5
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
People Living Alone 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 7 9

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Kress Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles N of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 251 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Swisher
Standard Zip Codes 79052
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.366
Longitude -101.748

Kress Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TULIA
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 50 F
Apr Temp 40 to 72 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Station OLTON
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 72 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 73 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Distance 45.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 74 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 75 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches
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Kress Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 826 100%
Male 404 48.9%
Female 422 51.1%
Under 18 274 33.2%
18+ 552 66.8%
65+ 111 13.4%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.42
White 486 58.8%
African-American 27 3.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 288 34.9%
Mixed Race 22 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 506 61.3%

Estimated Kress Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 779
Growth -47
Growth % -5.7%

Kress Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 80.5%
US/American 5%
German 4%
English 3.7%
Irish 3.1%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
African 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kress 826 $31,618
Edmonson 123 $29,583
Hale Center 2,263 $32,138
Hart 1,198 $28,681
Nazareth 356 $46,375
Plainview 22,336 $35,215
Tulia 5,117 $32,415
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Kress High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

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