Hilltop, Texas

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Population in 2010: 287.
Population change since 2000: -4.3%
Males: 148  (51.8%)
Females: 139  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

54.2 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78017.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,445 (it was $23,229 in 2000)
Hilltop:

$34,445
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,940 (it was $7,269 in 2000)

Hilltop CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $23,904 (it was $10,800 in 2000)
Hilltop:

$23,904
TX:

$172,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Hilltop: 70.4 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.1%
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  • Races in Hilltop, TX (2010)
    • 26291.3%Hispanic
    • 217.3%White alone
    • 31.0%Other race alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 241 people per square mile   (very low).

Hilltop, Texas map

10 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America).

This place:

3.6%
Texas:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hilltop CDP:

3.5% ($380)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Antonio, TX (66.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Dilley, TX (1.2 miles ),
Pearsall, TX (3.8 miles ),
West Pearsall, TX (3.8 miles ),
North Pearsall, TX (4.1 miles ),
Cotulla, TX (4.3 miles ),
Los Angeles, TX (4.4 miles),
Big Wells, TX (5.1 miles ),
Fowlerton, TX (5.2 miles)

Latitude: 28.69 N, Longitude: 99.17 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 830

Distribution of median household income in Hilltop, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hilltop, TX in 2017
Hilltop satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Texas:

3.5%

Average climate in Hilltop, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hilltop-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Hilltop place center killed 5 people and injured 12 people.

On 4/29/1975, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.1 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 5 people.

Earthquake activity:

Hilltop-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% 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 275.3 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 64.2 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 314.5 miles away from Hilltop 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.8 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) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from the city 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 70.2 miles away from Hilltop 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 Frio County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Hilltop:

  • FRIO HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; PEARSALL, TX)
  • FRIO REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; PEARSALL, TX)
  • COMMUNITY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; DILLEY, TX)
  • DAILY LIVING HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; DILLEY, TX)
  • PEARSALL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PEARSALL, TX)
  • AMISTAD CARE CENTER OF FRIO COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; PEARSALL, TX)
  • GAMBRO HEALTHCARE PEARSALL (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; PEARSALL, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hilltop:

  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 51 miles; Uvalde, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,569)
  • Palo Alto College (about 58 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 61 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (about 64 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • San Antonio College (about 67 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)
  • St Philip's College (about 67 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,970)
  • Trinity University (about 68 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)

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Frio County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

83.9%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Hilltop:

Marital status in Hilltop, TX
  • Never married: 7.1%
  • Now married: 81.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Hilltop:

  • High school or higher: 25.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 20.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hilltop, TX (based on Frio County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,8505
Evangelical Protestant1,46914
Mainline Protestant8024
Other-1
None7,096-
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: 3
Frio County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Frio County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Frio County:

8.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Frio County:

26.5%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.1%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.4%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.1%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Hilltop:

29.0
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hilltop:

33.7%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.0%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hilltop:

38.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Hilltop:

47.4%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Hilltop:

80.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hilltop, TX Residents

6.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bexar County, TX  1.81% ($39,295 average AGI)
from Medina County, TX  0.61% ($13,750)


7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bexar County, TX  1.72% ($49,176 average AGI)
to Medina County, TX  0.68% ($37,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hilltop:

  • 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.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTSA (550 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • KSLR (630 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KFNI (1380 AM; 4 kW; PLEASANTON, TX; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KONO (860 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hilltop:

  • KLMO-FM (98.9 FM; DILLEY, TX; Owner: DILLEY BROADCASTERS)
  • KMFR (104.1 FM; PEARSALL, TX; Owner: RADIO TUNA, LTD.)
  • KSJL-FM (92.5 FM; DEVINE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBBT (98.5 FM; SCHERTZ, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KVWG-FM (95.3 FM; PEARSALL, TX; Owner: PEARSALL RADIO WORKS, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Hilltop:

  • KRRT (Channel 35; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO (KRRT-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 469ft / 143mTotal length
  • $18,000Total costs
  • 96,780Total average daily traffic
  • 19,446Total average daily truck traffic
  • 135,500Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 170WS , Serial Number: 19490, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 01/10/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 11/15/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald E Pate, Po Box 1722, Hilltop, TX 77871

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hilltop, TX
  • 91.4%Electricity
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hilltop, TX
  • 100.0%Electricity


Hilltop compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Hilltop on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income"
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