For population 25 years and over in Balcones Heights:
For population 15 years and over in Balcones Heights city:
430 residents are foreign born (13.2% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,906 (2.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Antonio, TX (3.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).
Nearest cities: Castle Hills, TX (1.7 miles ), San Antonio, TX (1.8 miles ), Olmos Park, TX (1.9 miles ), Leon Valley, TX (2.0 miles ), Alamo Heights, TX (2.2 miles ), Terrell Hills, TX (2.5 miles ), Shavano Park, TX (2.6 miles ), Hill Country Village, TX (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 29.49 N, Longitude: 98.55 W
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Crime in Balcones Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 24 (19 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +83 (+2.8%).
Work and jobs in Balcones Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Balcones Heights, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Balcones Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/28/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Balcones Heights city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people.
On 4/28/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Balcones Heights-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 53.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.2 miles away from Balcones Heights 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 50.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Bexar County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 10
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Local government website: www.balconesheights.org
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.222. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.51. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.456. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 36.6%
(31.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Black residents, 39.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 38.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Balcones Heights (based on Bexar County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.14%
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Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 162
Number of supercenters and club stores: 19
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 181
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 487
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,073
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,947 average adjusted gross income)
0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,539 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,959 average adjusted gross income)
0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,650 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Balcones Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Balcones Heights)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
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