Freer, Texas

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Population in 2013: 2,783 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.1%
 
Males: 1,354  (48.7%)
Females: 1,429  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78357.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,902 (it was $25,078 in 2000)
Freer:

$31,902
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,480 (it was $11,457 in 2000)

Freer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,203 (it was $28,600 in 2000)
Freer:

$54,203
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $56,195; Detached houses: $62,660; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $56,858; Mobile homes: $37,317

Median gross rent in 2012: $728.

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  • Hispanic - 2,312 (82.0%)
  • White alone - 476 (16.9%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Freer: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (2.4%), English (2.4%), United States (2.1%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 528 feet

Land area: 4.03 square miles.

Population density: 691 people per square mile   (low).

Freer,TX real estate house value index trend

Freer, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Freer:

  • High school or higher: 58.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Freer city:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

210 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.2%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Freer, Texas as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Freer to the number of sex offenders is 111 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $543 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $297 (0.6%)

Freer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Laredo, TX (58.9 miles , pop. 176,576).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (74.9 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (108.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Rosita, TX (3.6 miles ), Benavides, TX (4.8 miles ), San Diego, TX (4.9 miles ), Loma Linda East, TX (5.2 miles ), Realitos, TX (5.5 miles ), Amargosa, TX (5.6 miles ), Owl Ranch-Amargosa, TX (5.6 miles ), Coyote Acres, TX (5.6 miles ).

Latitude: 27.88 N, Longitude: 98.62 W

Area code: 361

Freer household income distribution Freer home values distribution

Crime rates in Freer by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.035.3
Rapes 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.033.90.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000023
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.069.5105.9
Assaults 686867971473432
per 100,000 181.0236.3185.8251.4190.1221.0297.8237.3481.8241.21181.81129.9
Burglaries 699162412171721272317
per 100,000 181.0265.8278.7502.8760.2378.8562.5576.3722.6930.4799.4600.3
Thefts 334955636943412734775849
per 100,000 995.51447.11703.31979.92185.61357.31356.7915.31170.02653.32016.01730.2
Auto thefts 6103121212548
per 100,000 181.0295.392.931.463.431.666.233.968.8172.3139.0282.5
Arson 000010002001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.031.70.00.00.068.80.00.035.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 103.1147.3132.1167.1183.6127.4158.4154.1199.1233.1404.6461.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Freer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-0.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (33%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Freer, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Freer-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.8 miles away from the Freer city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/18/1965, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Freer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 82% 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 331.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from Freer 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 36.2 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 80.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 378.6 miles away from Freer 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 79.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Duval County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Freer topographic map

Birthplace of: Toni Adams - Professional wrestling manager and valet, Bill Acker - Football player, Jim Acker - Baseball player.

Airports located in Freer:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Freer:

  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 52 miles; Kingsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 55 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • Laredo Community College (about 62 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 66 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • Del Mar College (about 75 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 80 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Palo Alto College (about 100 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)

Public high school in Freer:

  • Freer High School (Students: 236; Location: 905 S NORTON; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 1)

Public elementary/middle schools in Freer:

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Notable location: Freer Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Best Western Windwood Inn and Suites (1174 East Riley Street), Brush Country Inn (1019 East Riley).

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.4%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for American Indian residents, 12.1% for other race residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

Freer, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Freer compared to Texas state average:

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

Banks with branches in Freer (2011 data):

  • International Bank of Commerce: S. Norton Branch at 403 S. Norton Ave., branch established on 2005/06/20. Info updated 2007/04/10: Bank assets: $504.9 mil, Deposits: $413.1 mil, headquarters in Zapata, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • Brush Country Bank: at 902 E Riley St, branch established on 1958/07/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $46.8 mil, Deposits: $43.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (76%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Freer city (based on Duval County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.24%
Here: 71.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents83.4%14.3%1.4%0.5%0.4%
Congregations50.0%25.0%12.5%6.3%6.3%
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: 3
Duval County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Duval County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Duval County:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Duval County:

25.9%
Texas:

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

11.6%
State:

15.7%
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 2$6,752$40,5120$0
Judicial and Legal 2$7,054$42,3240$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$39,732$59,5980$0
Police - Other 4$10,818$32,4543$1,766
Streets and Highways 4$13,838$41,5140$0
Local Libraries 1$1,640$19,6800$0
Totals for Government 21$79,834$45,6193$1,766

Freer government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $101,000 ($36.29)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($22.64)
    General - Other: $60,000 ($21.56)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($10.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($7.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $172,000 ($61.80)

Freer government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $128,000 ($45.99)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($4.31)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $346,000 ($124.33)
    Public Utilities: $134,000 ($48.15)
    Other Selective Sales: $73,000 ($26.23)
    NEC: $40,000 ($14.37)

Freer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $414,000 ($148.76)

6.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
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 Jim Wells County, TX  2.24% ($34,238 average AGI)
from Nueces County, TX  0.75% ($34,429)
from Bexar County, TX  0.35% ($25,462)


6.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
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 Jim Wells County, TX  2.27% ($19,640 average AGI)
to Nueces County, TX  1.24% ($45,574)
to Bexar County, TX  0.32% ($21,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Freer:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLR (630 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Freer:

  • KBRA (95.9 FM; FREER, TX; Owner: COBRA BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KUKA (105.9 FM; SAN DIEGO, TX; Owner: IDEAL MEDIA, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Freer, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26
See more detailed statistics of Freer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Freer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

160 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Freer, TX)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: K4BZV, Licensee ID: L00920059
    Grant Date: 09/21/2004, Expiration Date: 12/02/2014, Certifier: Dorothy F Jones
    Registrant: Dorothy F Jones, Freer, TX 78357-1255
  • Call Sign: K4CCW
    Grant Date: 01/11/1995, Expiration Date: 06/14/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2000
    Registrant: Clifford D Jones, Freer, TX 78357-1255
  • Call Sign: K5GCK
    Grant Date: 01/06/1997, Expiration Date: 01/06/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2009
    Registrant: Henry M Mullins, Box 993, Freer, TX 78357
  • Call Sign: K5ICD, Licensee ID: L00183823
    Grant Date: 06/12/2006, Expiration Date: 08/30/2016, Certifier: James W Grason
    Registrant: James W Grason, Box 899, Freer, TX 78357
  • Call Sign: KB5ZXD, Licensee ID: L00250031
    Grant Date: 07/18/2003, Expiration Date: 08/31/2013
    Registrant: Lauro Cude, Freer, TX 78357
  • Call Sign: KC5HAF, Licensee ID: L00859259
    Grant Date: 05/20/2004, Expiration Date: 06/20/2014
    Registrant: Lyndon Cude, 309 Cactus, Freer, TX 78357-0372
  • Call Sign: W5GIU
    Grant Date: 06/23/1998, Expiration Date: 06/23/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2010
    Registrant: John C Grason Sr, Freer, TX 78357


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Freer)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Freer

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Freer, TX
Most common first names in Freer, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1676.7 years
Maria1575.2 years
Juan1369.2 years
William1274.7 years
Jose1273.6 years
Mary1276.8 years
John1271.2 years
Frank978.2 years
Charles864.6 years
Pedro677.6 years
Most common last names in Freer, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Perez2569.5 years
Garza2168.2 years
Alaniz2069.5 years
Garcia1873.3 years
Gonzalez1670.1 years
Smith1679.9 years
Villarreal1470.8 years
Cantu1273.8 years
Espinoza1069.5 years
Wiederkehr1078.3 years
Businesses in Freer, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1FedEx1
Chevrolet1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1
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