Escobares, Texas

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Population in 2014: 2,418 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.7%
Males: 1,094  (45.3%)
Females: 1,324  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  29.4 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip codes: 78584.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $18,551 (it was $15,884 in 2000)
Escobares:

$18,551
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $7,357 (it was $5,726 in 2000)

Escobares CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $61,454 (it was $39,500 in 2000)
Escobares:

$61,454
TX:

$161,500

Median gross rent in 2016: $545.

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  • Races in Escobares, TX (2010)

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    • 1,10292.8%Hispanic
    • 867.2%White alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Escobares: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 180 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 2,530 people per square mile   (average).

Escobares,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Escobares:

  • High school or higher: 40.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Escobares CDP:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

855 residents are foreign born (39.6% Latin America).

This place:

39.6%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $738 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $412 (0.7%)

Escobares satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (47.2 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (133.6 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (212.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Old Escobares, TX (0.5 miles) , Rivera, TX (0.6 miles) , Escobar I, TX (0.7 miles ), Pena, TX (0.8 miles) , Moraida, TX (0.9 miles ), North Escobares, TX (1.0 miles ), JF Villarreal, TX (1.1 miles) , Garceno, TX (1.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $37,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.41 N, Longitude: 98.97 W

Escobares household income distribution Escobares home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

12.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (38%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Escobares, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Escobares-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 82% 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 353.0 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 378.7 miles away from Escobares 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 174.2 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 106.7 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 182.9 miles away from Escobares center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.1 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Escobares topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Escobares:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Escobares:

  • South Texas College (about 47 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 50 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 82 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • Laredo Community College (about 84 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 86 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 99 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 103 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 62.4%
(55.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 62.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

25.6
Texas average:

14.3

Escobares travel time to work - commute Escobares mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Escobares CDP (based on Starr County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15615
Evangelical Protestant2,36827
Other5443
Mainline Protestant3942
None30,506-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Escobares:

44.7%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Escobares:

41.0%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Escobares:

29.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Escobares:

21.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Escobares:

15.7%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Escobares:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Escobares:

47.9%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Escobares, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$685
Totals for Government 0$0 1$685

3.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.01%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.10% ($27,585 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.29% ($23,564)
from Zapata County, TX  0.12% ($32,682)


4.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  1.86% ($28,446 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($23,259)
to Webb County, TX  0.12% ($25,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in Escobares:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • 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)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Escobares:

  • KBMI (97.7 FM; ROMA, TX; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Escobares:

  • K06MY (Channel 6; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)

Escobares fatal accident list:

Jan 12, 2007 10:47 PM, Us-83, Hackberry, Lat: 26.40766, Lon: -98.97839, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 19, 2007 06:20 PM, Sacredheart, Lat: 26.40678, Lon: -98.97069, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 26, 2006 10:50 AM, Us-83, Lat: 26.41012, Lon: -98.95904, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 7, 1997 09:10 PM, 83, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 31, 1993 00:30 AM, 83, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 5, 1992 03:05 AM, Unnamedco, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Corrie Zaldivar, 4917 E. Us Hwy 83 (Lat: 26.410000 Lon: -98.965611), Type: 38.4, Overall height: 37.2 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE. NE., SUITE 160
  • Richard J Byrne, 4917 E. Us Hwy 83 (Lat: 26.410000 Lon: -98.965611), Type: 38.4, Overall height: 37.2 m, Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE. NE., SUITE 160
  • Edward G Roach, 4917 E. Us Hwy 83 (Lat: 26.410000 Lon: -98.965611), Type: 38.4, Overall height: 37.2 m, Registrant: 9196535734, Shart@towerco.Com, 112 TOWERVIEW COURT
  • Enrique Garza, Site Is 3.5 Miles At 7 Degrees True From The Intersection Of Us 83 And Alvarez R (Lat: 26.434722 Lon: -98.895000), Type: 110.0, Overall height: 109 m, Registrant: 7069652355, Sterling@catt.Com, 219 DODD RD.
  • Enrique Garza, Site Is 3.5 Miles At 7 Degrees True From The Intersection Of Us 83 And Alvarez R (Lat: 26.434722 Lon: -98.895000), Type: 110.0, Overall height: 109 m, Registrant: 7069652355, Sterling@catt.Com, 219 DODD RD.

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (89%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Escobares compared to Texas state average:

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

Escobares on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Panama (population 500+)"
  • #13 (78584) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #48 (78584) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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