Blessing, Texas

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Population in 2010: 927.
Population change since 2000: +7.7%
Males: 573  (61.8%)
Females: 354  (38.2%)
Median resident age:

25.1 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 77419.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $-659,811,505 (it was $22,989 in 2000)
Blessing $-659,811,505
TX $72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $20,890 (it was $10,980 in 2000)

Blessing CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $168,017 (it was $48,700 in 2000)
Blessing:

$168,017
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $131,540; detached houses: $217,503; mobile homes: $7,149
March 2022 cost of living index in Blessing: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 49.0%

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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Blessing, Texas as of May 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blessing is 675 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: Czech (18.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.03 square miles.

Population density: 456 people per square mile   (low).

Blessing, Texas map

27 residents are foreign born (7.8% Latin America).

This place:

7.8%
Texas:

17.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Blessing CDP:

1.1% ($520)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Victoria, TX (47.0 miles , pop. 60,603).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (79.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Tidehaven, TX (2.3 miles ),
Palacios, TX (3.3 miles ),
Markham, TX (3.4 miles ),
La Ward, TX (3.9 miles),
Bay City, TX (4.2 miles ),
Lolita, TX (4.4 miles ),
Matagorda, TX (4.5 miles ),
Louise, TX (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 28.87 N, Longitude: 96.22 W

Area code: 361

Distribution of median household income in Blessing, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Blessing, TX in 2022
Blessing satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Blessing, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Utilities (13.1%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Utilities (22.0%)
  • Construction (20.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.4%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (8.2%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.9%)
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (12.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Book stores & news dealers (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Blessing, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Carpenters (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (15.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (11.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.1%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (7.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.5%)

Average climate in Blessing, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Blessing-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/20/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Blessing place center killed 4 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 12/24/1975, a category F3 tornado 19.8 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Blessing-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.6 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) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 238.4 miles away from Blessing center
On 5/1/2018 at 16:28:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.9 miles away from Blessing center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 109.9 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 440.7 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 Matagorda County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blessing topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blessing:

  • PALACIOS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PALACIOS, TX)
  • PALACIOUS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PALACIOS, TX)
  • LEISURE LODGE PALACIOS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PALACIOS, TX)

Operable nuclear power plants near Blessing:

  • 12 miles: South Texas Project 1 and 2 in Palacios, TX.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blessing:

  • Wharton County Junior College (about 33 miles; Wharton, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,009)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 47 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • Victoria College (about 47 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Brazosport College (about 51 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Alvin Community College (about 70 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 72 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 76 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)

Public elementary/middle school in Blessing:

  • BLESSING EL (Students: 229, Location: 139 FM 616, Grades: PK-5)
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Notable location: Blessing Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Blessing Hotel (128 10th Street).

Matagorda County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Blessing (2011 data):

  • The First State Bank: Blessing Branch at Avenue B And 10th Street, branch established on 1996/12/30. Info updated 2011/10/26: Bank assets: $289.2 mil, Deposits: $263.3 mil, headquarters in Louise, TX, positive income, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Louise Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Blessing:

Marital status in Blessing, TX
  • Never married: 59.9%
  • Now married: 18.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 21.5%

For population 25 years and over in Blessing:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.1
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blessing, TX (based on Matagorda County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,79949
Catholic8,1437
Mainline Protestant2,84719
Black Protestant1,0607
Other3984
None14,455-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matagorda County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
This county:

7.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Matagorda County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Matagorda County:

11.1%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Texas:

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

17.8%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blessing:

49.2%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.4%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blessing:

12.9%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blessing:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blessing:

34.4%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Blessing:

54.9%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Blessing:

79.4%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blessing, TX Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Blessing:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • DKFCC (1270 AM; 2 kW; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: CHAMELEON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blessing:

  • KXGJ (101.7 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIOX-FM (96.9 FM; EL CAMPO, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZRC (92.5 FM; MARKHAM, TX; Owner: LBR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KMKS (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, TX; Owner: SANDLIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KROY (99.7 FM; PALACIOS, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJOJ-FM (103.3 FM; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGUL (96.1 FM; EDNA, TX; Owner: LAGRANGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIXS (107.9 FM; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSQ (94.5 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • Blessing, Texas
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents17
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Texas average
  • Fatal accident count28819
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents43734
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons9200
  • Fatalities32636
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents74859
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3335
See more detailed statistics of Blessing fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.5mTotal length
  • $57,000Total costs
  • 33,681Total average daily traffic
  • 4,389Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,840Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blessing, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blessing, TX

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Blessing)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 1 Mi N Fm 616 On Fm 458 On Left Side (Lat: 28.881917 Lon: -96.269694), Call Sign: KNEN241, Licensee ID: L00116832,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/2002, Expiration Date: 01/03/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2013, Registrant: County Of Matagorda, Bay City, TX 77404-1259, Phone: (409) 245-5526

  • Live Oak At 11th St (Lat: 28.872472 Lon: -96.224694), Call Sign: KXR332,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.775 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/1999, Expiration Date: 04/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2004, Registrant: Trull Service Company, Palacios, TX 77465-0570, Phone: (512) 972-2537

  • 3 Miles W St Hwy 35 35 Miles South (Lat: 28.671944 Lon: -96.205250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WGH417,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.250 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2000, Expiration Date: 10/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2001, Certifier: Kevin Dumas, Registrant: New Signals Engineering, Buna, TX 77612, Fax: (409) 994-4696

  • BLESSING MOBILE, Lat: 28.874583 Lon: -96.221889, Call Sign: WNWE375,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.025 MHz, Grant Date: 11/22/2022, Expiration Date: 12/01/2032, Certifier: L J Kopiasz, Registrant: Concentrix, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 262-4785, Email:

  • Hwy 35 4 Mi S (Lat: 28.812778 Lon: -96.221917), Call Sign: KKU878,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.9400 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/2021, Expiration Date: 01/30/2031, Certifier: D J Bolton, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 8932 Suite D Milford Haven Court, Lorton, VA 22199, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:

  • Seagull Shoreline 3.5 Mi S (Lat: 28.818611 Lon: -96.202194), Call Sign: WNMU375,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.456 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/1999, Expiration Date: 04/25/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2002, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB5EGH, Grant Date: 09/15/1987, Expiration Date: 09/15/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/16/1999, Registrant: Herman D Worsham, Blessing, TX 77419

  • Call Sign: N5TTD, Licensee ID: L00330891, Grant Date: 05/26/2021, Expiration Date: 05/28/2031, Certifier: Charles W Allen Jr, Registrant: Charles W Allen Jr, #140 Pr 809 (Viets Ln), Blessing, TX 77419

  • Call Sign: W3ZZT, Previous Call Sign: KE5ZCI, Licensee ID: L01465321, Grant Date: 02/01/2019, Expiration Date: 04/24/2029, Certifier: Mark A Cunningham, Registrant: Mark A Cunningham, 235 Elm Street, Blessing, TX 77419

  • Call Sign: KG5IAY, Licensee ID: L01951766, Grant Date: 06/18/2015, Expiration Date: 06/18/2025, Certifier: Matthew P Riccio, Registrant: Matthew P Riccio, Blessing, TX 77419



FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blessing)
Most common first names in Blessing, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John775.8 years
William776.7 years
James656.9 years
Mary683.7 years
Frank680.3 years
Robert478.3 years
Alice485.7 years
Barbara363.0 years
Maria365.3 years
Clyde371.7 years
Most common last names in Blessing, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rickaway973.1 years
Longoria771.6 years
Smith775.2 years
Phillips679.2 years
Williams575.2 years
Ackerman477.3 years
Green473.2 years
Hlozek478.5 years
Lara468.5 years
Mitchell467.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blessing, TX
  • 55.7%Electricity
  • 44.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blessing, TX
  • 100.0%Electricity


Blessing compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Blessing on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Honduras (population 500+)"
There are 4 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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