Heidelberg, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,725. Population change since 2000: +8.8%
Males: 931  (54.0%)
Females: 794  (46.0%)
Median resident age:  27.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78570.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,788 (it was $15,926 in 2000)
Heidelberg:

$19,788
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $5,429 (it was $4,922 in 2000)

Heidelberg CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,259 (it was $24,500 in 2000)
Heidelberg:

$46,259
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $37,747; Detached houses: $45,691; Mobile homes: $19,244

Median gross rent in 2012: $358.

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  • Hispanic - 1,669 (96.8%)
  • White alone - 50 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Heidelberg: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (2.5%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.84 square miles.

Population density: 607 people per square mile   (low).

Heidelberg,TX real estate house value index trend

Heidelberg, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Heidelberg:

  • High school or higher: 54.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 31.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Heidelberg CDP:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 10.1%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

474 residents are foreign born

This place:  21.8%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,563 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $684 (1.7%)

Heidelberg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (6.7 miles , pop. 102,051).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (111.6 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (229.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Ratamosa, TX (1.6 miles ), Solis, TX (1.6 miles ), Indian Hills, TX (1.7 miles ), Mercedes, TX (1.9 miles ), Bixby, TX (1.9 miles ), La Feria North, TX (1.9 miles) , La Feria, TX (2.0 miles ), Grand Acres, TX (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 26.19 N, Longitude: 97.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Heidelberg household income distribution Heidelberg home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Construction laborers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)

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

Average climate in Heidelberg, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Heidelberg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Heidelberg place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 18.6 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Heidelberg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 88% 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 312.3 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 182.1 miles away from Heidelberg 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 437.8 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 106.3 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 189.2 miles away from Heidelberg center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 222.2 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 Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, 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).
Heidelberg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Heidelberg:

  • LA LUZ HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LA FERIA, TX)
  • BIENVENIDOS HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; MERCEDES, TX)
  • CALIDAD HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LA FERIA, TX)
  • ESSENTIAL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • HEALING ANGEL HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • WESLACO DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/WESLACO (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WESLACO, TX)

Amtrak station near Heidelberg:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heidelberg:

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 14 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 20 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 24 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 32 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 93 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 112 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 113 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

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Hidalgo 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 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 78.7%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 81.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  88.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Heidelberg compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • No fuel used (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Heidelberg CDP (based on Hidalgo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.37%
Here: 50.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents77.4%8.1%3.6%2.0%1.9%
Congregations15.0%16.9%7.2%8.8%3.8%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents0.8%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.3%
Congregations4.7%2.2%6.9%3.1%31.6%
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: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Hidalgo County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
Hidalgo County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

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

15.8%
State:

15.7%

3.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($416 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($29,477 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($27,672)
from Starr County, TX  0.16% ($28,446)


3.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cameron County, TX  0.32% ($27,792 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($32,054)
to Bexar County, TX  0.24% ($34,839)

Strongest AM radio stations in Heidelberg:

  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Heidelberg:

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

TV broadcast stations around Heidelberg:

  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, 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)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$80,4901$38,7702$72,9601$10,390
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$89,4900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$79,9701$49,3305$73,7064$16,790
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$66,8200$01$94,5100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$41,7200$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0231.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$103,8601$112,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0231.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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