Arroyo Alto, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 363.
Males: 181  (50.0%)
Females: 182  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  25.2 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip codes: 78559.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,006 (it was $32,115 in 2000)
Arroyo Alto:

$38,006
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,101 (it was $7,051 in 2000)

Arroyo Alto CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,144 (it was $35,600 in 2000)
Arroyo Alto:

$56,144
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $50,271; Detached houses: $50,271
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Arroyo Alto races chart
  • Hispanic - 314 (98.1%)
  • White alone - 6 (1.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Arroyo Alto: 110.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (5.6%), English (5.0%), German (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 6,500 people per square mile   (high).

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For population 25 years and over in Arroyo Alto:

  • High school or higher: 17.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 46.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arroyo Alto CDP:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

224 residents are foreign born (70.0% Latin America).

This place:  70.0%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Arroyo Alto CDP:  1.1% ($382)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Arroyo Alto satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (8.7 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (114.1 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (233.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: La Feria, TX (1.2 miles ), Bixby, TX (1.5 miles ), Solis, TX (1.6 miles ), La Feria North, TX (1.7 miles) , Iglesia Antigua, TX (1.9 miles ), Bluetown-Iglesia Antigua, TX (2.1 miles ), Bluetown, TX (2.1 miles ), Santa Maria, TX (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 26.14 N, Longitude: 97.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

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

8.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

Average climate in Arroyo Alto, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Arroyo Alto-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Arroyo Alto place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 14.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arroyo Alto-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 88% 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 307.7 miles away from the city 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 185.9 miles away from Arroyo Alto 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 443.0 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 110.3 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 192.9 miles away from Arroyo Alto center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.7 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 Cameron County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Arroyo Alto:

  • CALIDAD HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LA FERIA, TX)
  • LA LUZ HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; LA FERIA, TX)
  • BIENVENIDOS HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MERCEDES, TX)
  • ALL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • ADRIAN COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • CONTINUUM HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • RIO GRANDE STATE CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)

Amtrak station near Arroyo Alto:

  • 9 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

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

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 12 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 25 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 27 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • South Texas College (about 28 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 97 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 114 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 116 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

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Cameron 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 2005 was 52.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 9.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.99
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  4.4 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  93.1%
Whole state:  71.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.8%
Whole state:  4.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

56.1%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

41.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Arroyo Alto compared to Texas 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (87%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Arroyo Alto CDP (based on Cameron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.84%
Here: 52.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents75.7%9.8%2.7%2.2%1.5%
Congregations16.6%17.5%5.4%14.8%3.6%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%1.0%0.9%3.7%
Congregations0.4%4.5%9.0%2.2%26.0%
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: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Cameron County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
Here:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
Texas:

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

18.6%
State:

15.7%

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($788 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.57% ($27,792 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($25,197)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,668)


3.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,002 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.60% ($29,477 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.35% ($28,091)
to Bexar County, TX  0.31% ($36,574)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arroyo Alto:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, 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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arroyo Alto:

  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arroyo Alto:

  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)

Arroyo Alto on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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