Falcon Heights, Texas

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Population in 2010: 53. Population change since 2000: -84.2%
Males: 34  (64.8%)
Females: 19  (35.2%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78584.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $16,931 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Falcon Heights:

$16,931
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,540 (it was $5,898 in 2000)

Falcon Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $10,093 (it was $32,200 in 2000)
Falcon Heights:

$10,093
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $23,562; Detached houses: $27,247; Townhouses or other attached units: $14,404; Mobile homes: $12,270
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Falcon Heights races chart
  • Hispanic - 50 (94.3%)
  • White alone - 3 (5.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Falcon Heights: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.39 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Falcon Heights:

  • High school or higher: 54.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Falcon Heights CDP:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 76.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

12 residents are foreign born

This place:  16.4%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (2.0%)

Falcon Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (59.1 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (133.5 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (203.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Falconaire, TX (0.7 miles) , H. Cuellar Estates, TX (1.0 miles) , Chapeno, TX (1.2 miles) , Falcon Village, TX (1.2 miles) , La Loma de Falcon, TX (1.3 miles) , Jardin de San Julian, TX (1.5 miles) , Salineno North, TX (1.5 miles) , Salineno, TX (1.6 miles ).

Latitude: 26.56 N, Longitude: 99.11 W

Area code: 956

Falcon Heights household income distribution Falcon Heights home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (52%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

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

Average climate in Falcon Heights, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Falcon Heights-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 365.1 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 366.3 miles away from Falcon Heights 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 167.3 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 103.4 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 176.2 miles away from Falcon Heights center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.7 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 Starr County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Falcon Heights:

  • South Texas College (about 59 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 61 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Laredo Community College (about 71 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 74 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 93 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 102 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 111 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)

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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 2012: 63.4%
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Falcon Heights 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Falcon Heights travel time to work - commute Falcon Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Falcon Heights CDP (based on Starr County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.77%
Here: 78.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.0%1.9%0.9%0.8%1.4%
Congregations48.4%19.4%3.2%9.7%19.4%
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: 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%

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 Falcon Heights:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Falcon Heights:

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

Falcon Heights fatal accident list:

Aug 12, 1984 06:00 PM, Fm2098, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 12, 1975 07:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA5SUG
    Grant Date: 11/01/1988, Expiration Date: 11/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2000
    Registrant: Wallace C Coe, Star Rt Box 106, Falcon Heights, TX 78545
  • Call Sign: KC5ZCV, Licensee ID: L01293369
    Grant Date: 06/12/2007, Expiration Date: 06/12/2017, Certifier: Pablo Talamante Jr
    Registrant: Pablo Talamante Jr, Falcon Heights, TX 78545

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Falcon Heights, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria767.6 years
Antonio378.4 years
Felix387.3 years
Juan366.3 years
Raul371.3 years
Carl267.0 years
Amador263.4 years
Dorothy281.5 years
Fernando249.0 years
Felipe261.0 years
Most common last names in Falcon Heights, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia1173.6 years
Luera879.6 years
Gonzalez657.6 years
Ramirez675.5 years
Ramos569.2 years
Arriaga478.0 years
Talamante486.5 years
Canales375.3 years
Chapa355.3 years
Cruz385.7 years

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  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #4 (78584) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #35 (78584) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #49 (78584) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #94 (78584) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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