Grand Acres, Texas

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Population in 2010: 49. Population change since 2000: -75.9%
Males: 26  (54.2%)
Females: 23  (45.8%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78593.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,326 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Grand Acres:

$30,326
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,495 (it was $5,807 in 2000)

Grand Acres CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,205 (it was $31,200 in 2000)
Grand Acres:

$49,205
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $51,353; Detached houses: $53,660; Townhouses or other attached units: $17,732; Mobile homes: $31,918
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grand Acres: 111.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 102 people per square mile   (very low).

Grand Acres,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Grand Acres:

  • High school or higher: 31.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand Acres CDP:

  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

32 residents are foreign born (15.8% Latin America).

This place:  15.8%
Texas:  16.4%

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

Grand Acres CDP:  1.1% ($358)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Grand Acres satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (8.9 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (107.2 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (226.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Santa Rosa, TX (1.1 miles ), Tierra Bonita, TX (1.4 miles) , Ratamosa, TX (1.6 miles ), La Feria North, TX (2.1 miles) , Primera, TX (2.2 miles ), Heidelberg, TX (2.2 miles ), Yznaga, TX (2.2 miles) , Solis, TX (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 26.24 N, Longitude: 97.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Grand Acres household income distribution Grand Acres home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (19%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Truck transportation (14%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Woodworkers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)

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

Average climate in Grand Acres, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grand Acres-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Grand Acres place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 17.2 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grand Acres-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 85% 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 314.8 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 178.7 miles away from Grand Acres 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 437.9 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 103.1 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 185.7 miles away from Grand Acres center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.9 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 Cameron County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grand Acres topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Grand Acres:

  • LA LUZ HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LA FERIA, TX)
  • CALIDAD HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LA FERIA, TX)
  • ALL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • CONTINUUM HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • DOMINION COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • ADRIAN COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • VICKI ROY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)

Amtrak station near Grand Acres:

  • 9 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grand Acres:

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 11 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 22 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 27 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 33 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 89 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 107 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 109 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

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Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 56.5. This is better than average.

City:

56.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

34.9%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

27.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Grand Acres 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Grand Acres travel time to work - commute Grand Acres mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Grand Acres CDP (based on Cameron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.84%
Here: 52.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents75.7%9.8%2.7%2.2%1.5%
Congregations16.6%17.5%5.4%14.8%3.6%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%1.0%0.9%3.7%
Congregations0.4%4.5%9.0%2.2%26.0%
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: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Cameron County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
Here:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
Texas:

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

18.6%
State:

15.7%

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,114 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.20%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($30,390 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.37% ($27,463)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,218)


4.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($654 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.65% ($27,968 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($24,193)
to Bexar County, TX  0.38% ($28,216)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Acres:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Acres:

  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • K206BP (89.1 FM; WESLACO, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grand Acres:

  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KMAO-LP (Channel 50; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ)
  • KRYM-LP (Channel 55; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ALMA L. RODRIGUEZ)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$63,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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Grand Acres on our top lists:

  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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