Alto Bonito, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 644.
Males: 336  (52.2%)
Females: 308  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  20.2 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip codes: 78582.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,571 (it was $17,396 in 2000)
Alto Bonito:

$25,571
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $5,961 (it was $3,717 in 2000)

Alto Bonito CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $40,182 (it was $24,100 in 2000)
Alto Bonito:

$40,182
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $51,602; Detached houses: $55,498; Mobile homes: $8,260
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Alto Bonito races chart
  • Hispanic - 554 (97.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 15 (2.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alto Bonito: 141.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 238 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 5,311 people per square mile   (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Alto Bonito:

  • High school or higher: 22.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 29.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alto Bonito CDP:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 9.3%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

128 residents are foreign born (44.2% Latin America).

This place:  44.9%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $728 (1.4%)

Alto Bonito satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (27.2 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (125.6 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (217.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: West Alto Bonito, TX (0.3 miles ), Valle Vista, TX (0.7 miles ), Villarreal, TX (1.1 miles) , Alto Bonito Heights, TX (1.1 miles ), Longoria, TX (1.2 miles) , Rivereno, TX (1.2 miles) , Pablo Pena, TX (1.2 miles) , East Lopez, TX (1.2 miles) .

Latitude: 26.31 N, Longitude: 98.66 W

Alto Bonito household income distribution Alto Bonito home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (53%)
  • Finance and insurance (47%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (28%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (47%)
  • Cashiers (26%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (26%)

Work and jobs in Alto Bonito: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alto Bonito, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Alto Bonito-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 338.6 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 396.5 miles away from Alto Bonito center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 175.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.2 miles away from Alto Bonito center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 183.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Starr County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Alto Bonito:

  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RIO GRANDE CITY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • MY SWEET HOME HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • LVN HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • SUNGLO HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alto Bonito:

  • South Texas College (about 27 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 31 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 63 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 79 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 97 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Laredo Community College (about 99 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 100 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)

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Starr County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 28.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 50.7%
(50.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.5 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  94.5%
Whole state:  71.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.8%
Whole state:  4.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alto Bonito compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009

Alto Bonito travel time to work - commute Alto Bonito mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alto Bonito CDP (based on Starr County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.77%
Here: 78.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.0%1.9%0.9%0.8%1.4%
Congregations48.4%19.4%3.2%9.7%19.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Starr County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Starr County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Starr County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Starr County:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

15.7%

4.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.17% ($20,333 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.54% ($18,511)
from Bexar County, TX  0.11% ($23,167)


4.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hidalgo County, TX  2.11% ($29,718 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.53% ($17,393)
to Bexar County, TX  0.17% ($20,393)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alto Bonito:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alto Bonito:

  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)
  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBMI (97.7 FM; ROMA, TX; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alto Bonito:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Fred Kleber, Hwy 83, 1.3 Mi S (Lat: 26.303056 Lon: -98.621944), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 93 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300
  • Leslie N Nixon, Hwy 83, 1.3 Mi S (Lat: 26.303056 Lon: -98.621944), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 93 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300
  • Hwy 83, 1.3 Mi S (Lat: 26.303056 Lon: -98.621944), Type: 93.0, Overall height: 93 m
    Registrant: 9156922517, , 1500 INDUSTRIAL BLVD STE 300E

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 36
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Alto Bonito

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alto Bonito, TX

Alto Bonito on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #25 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #61 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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