Fronton, Texas

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Population in 2010: 180. Population change since 2000: -69.9%
Males: 80  (44.8%)
Females: 100  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip codes: 78584.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,994 (it was $15,556 in 2000)
Fronton:

$25,994
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,051 (it was $6,642 in 2000)

Fronton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $74,242 (it was $19,800 in 2000)
Fronton:

$74,242
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $63,684; Detached houses: $62,954
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fronton: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.31 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (very low).

Fronton,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Fronton:

  • High school or higher: 12.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fronton CDP:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

42 residents are foreign born (21.6% Latin America).

This place:

21.6%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Fronton CDP:  1.0% ($199)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (54.2 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (138.4 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (213.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Guadalupe-Guerra, TX (0.4 miles) , Fronton Ranchettes, TX (1.9 miles) , Ramos, TX (1.9 miles) , Roma Creek, TX (1.9 miles ), Roma, TX (2.2 miles ), Northridge, TX (2.3 miles) , La Minita, TX (2.5 miles) , North Escobares, TX (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 26.41 N, Longitude: 99.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

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

12.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (47%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Fronton, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Fronton-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 373.4 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 356.8 miles away from Fronton 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 175.9 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 110.2 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 184.8 miles away from Fronton center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.1 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).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fronton:

  • South Texas College (about 54 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 57 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Laredo Community College (about 81 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 84 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 89 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 106 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 107 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: 35.6%
(35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

29.0
Texas average:

14.3

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Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fronton 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:
This city:

44.6%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

36.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fronton:

14.4%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fronton:

7.8%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fronton:

24.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

47.8%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Fronton:

79.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fronton, TX Residents

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 Fronton:

  • 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)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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 Fronton:

  • 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 Fronton:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (6%)

Fronton compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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.
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