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Population in 2012: 381 (1% urban, 99% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 

Males: 178  (46.8%)
Females: 203  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  45.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78737.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $102,348 (it was $78,691 in 2000)
Bear Creek:

$102,348
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $47,702

Bear Creek village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $363,246 (it was $243,000 in 2000)
Bear Creek:

$363,246
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $423,091; Detached houses: $423,091

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,200.

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  • White alone - 349 (91.4%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (4.7%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bear Creek: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (18.4%), German (13.9%), United States (11.2%), Irish (10.9%), Scottish (3.5%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.15 square miles.

Population density: 331 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bear Creek:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bear Creek village:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

10 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

This village:  2.8%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,689 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,111 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Austin, TX (13.8 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (61.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Shady Hollow, TX (2.1 miles ), Hays, TX (2.4 miles ), Manchaca, TX (2.6 miles ), Driftwood, TX (2.7 miles) , San Leanna, TX (2.7 miles ), Sunset Valley, TX (2.8 miles ), Barton Creek, TX (2.9 miles ), Bee Cave, TX (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 30.18 N, Longitude: 97.93 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -534 (-59.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Engineers (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bear Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Bear Creek village center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused $15 million in damages.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.6 miles away from the village center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bear Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 99% 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 95.5 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 87.6 miles away from Bear Creek 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 88.4 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 96.0 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 Hays County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bear Creek topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Bear Creek:

  • CEDAR VALLEY COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; AUSTIN, TX)
  • STONEBRIDGE SN HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AUSTIN, TX)
  • WHISTLESTOP (Hospital, about 5 miles away; AUSTIN, TX)

Amtrak station near Bear Creek:

  • 13 miles: AUSTIN (250 N. LAMAR BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.vil.bear-creek.tx.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear Creek:

  • Saint Edward's University (about 11 miles; Austin, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,612)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 15 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 46,563)
  • Austin Community College District (about 17 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 10,815)
  • Texas State University-San Marcos (about 21 miles; San Marcos, TX; FT enrollment: 23,372)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 59 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 21,323)
  • University of the Incarnate Word (about 59 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 4,013)
  • Trinity University (about 60 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,563)

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Hays 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)
AQI  PM2.5 CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.32
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0553. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0553
U.S.:

0.3342
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.58. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.58
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.2%
(0.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Bear Creek compared to Texas state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bear Creek travel time to work - commute


Bear Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bear Creek village (based on Hays County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.54%
Here43.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents45.5%26.9%10.1%3.2%2.3%
Congregations8.2%30.1%12.3%5.5%4.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMuslim EstimateChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.2%2.0%1.9%1.7%4.3%
Congregations2.7%1.4%8.2%1.4%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: 15
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hays County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Hays County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 92
Hays County:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.7%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.8%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hays County:

16.0%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$281
Totals for Government 0$0 1$281


14.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.91%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($366 average AGI)
Hays County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Travis County, TX  4.86% ($46,772 average AGI)
from Bexar County, TX  0.70% ($28,641)
from Harris County, TX  0.64% ($64,624)


11.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.94%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Hays County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Travis County, TX  4.28% ($34,109 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.70% ($33,413)
to Comal County, TX  0.56% ($43,551)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear Creek:

  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQQA (1530 AM; 10 kW; CREEDMOOR, TX; Owner: YELLOW ROSE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVET (1300 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJCE (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROLLINGWOOD, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • WMOP (900 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KFIT (1060 AM; daytime; 2 kW; LOCKHART, TX; Owner: KFIT, INC..)
  • KOKE (1600 AM; 5 kW; PFLUGERVILLE, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear Creek:

  • KVET-FM (98.1 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPEZ (102.3 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYI-FM (103.5 FM; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • K206CF (89.1 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KASE-FM (100.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAMX (94.7 FM; LULING, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KKMJ-FM (95.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KMFA (89.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC)
  • KLBJ-FM (93.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KUT (90.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)
  • KAZI (88.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: AUSTIN COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • KHFI-FM (96.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMK (105.9 FM; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • K203CX (88.1 FM; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXXM (96.1 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Bear Creek:

  • KTBC (Channel 7; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KTBC LICENSE, INC.)
  • KEYE-TV (Channel 42; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KVUE (Channel 24; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KVUE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KQUX-CA (Channel 11; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: LOUIS MARTINEZ FAMILY GROUP, LLC)
  • KLRU (Channel 18; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITAL OF TEXAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • KXAN-TV (Channel 36; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KNVA (Channel 54; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: 54 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBVO-CA (Channel 49; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • K34FM (Channel 34; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K63AY (Channel 63; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGBS-CA (Channel 65; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION AUSTIN, INC.)
  • KADF-LP (Channel 20; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • KTXU-LP (Channel 38; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: GERALD G. BENAVIDES)
  • KXLK-CA (Channel 67; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CASA OF AUSTIN, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • K09VR (Channel 9; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)
  • KTDF-LP (Channel 18; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • KDAS-CA (Channel 31; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KWEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KBEJ (Channel 2; FREDERICKSBURG, TX; Owner: CORRIDOR TELEVISION, L.L.P.)
  • KRRT (Channel 35; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO (KRRT-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KXAM-TV (Channel 14; LLANO, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$129,3202$228,1905$223,804
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$410,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$277,080
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$188,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8

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