Jamaica Beach, Texas

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Population in 2014: 1,030 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 584  (56.8%)
Females: 446  (43.2%)
Median resident age:  54.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 77554.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $77,836 (it was $52,045 in 2000)
Jamaica Beach:

$77,836
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $51,748 (it was $30,943 in 2000)

Jamaica Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $181,595 (it was $97,200 in 2000)
Jamaica Beach:

$181,595
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $177,716; Detached houses: $185,786; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,674; In 2-unit structures: $87,860; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,256; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,025; Mobile homes: $47,502; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $48,284

Median gross rent in 2013: $982.

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  • Races in Jamaica Beach, TX (2010)

    Jamaica Beach races chart
    • 87088.5%White alone
    • 727.3%Hispanic
    • 141.4%Black alone
    • 141.4%Two or more races
    • 111.1%Asian alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jamaica Beach: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.0%), English (13.2%), Irish (12.8%), French (9.1%), Czech (3.4%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,425 people per square mile   (low).

Jamaica Beach,TX real estate house value index trend

Jamaica Beach, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Jamaica Beach:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jamaica Beach city:

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 20.6%

33 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.7% North America).

This city:

3.1%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,812 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,459 (1.5%)

Jamaica Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Galveston, TX (11.2 miles , pop. 57,247).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (46.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Tiki Island, TX (2.9 miles ), Bayou Vista, TX (3.1 miles ), Hitchcock, TX (3.2 miles ), Galveston, TX (3.3 miles ), La Marque, TX (3.5 miles ), Texas City, TX (3.8 miles ), Santa Fe, TX (3.9 miles ), Dickinson, TX (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $341,800
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $249,600
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $258,200
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $234,900
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $226,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.19 N, Longitude: 94.98 W

Jamaica Beach household income distribution Jamaica Beach home values distribution

Crime rates in Jamaica Beach by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.089.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000010000N/A0
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.090.30.00.00.00.0N/A0.0
Robberies 0000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.090.70.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0204211100000
per 100,000 0.0183.50.0356.2174.488.790.390.70.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 753311577301115
per 100,000 623.3458.7274.0267.1959.0443.7632.3634.6276.20.01,085.999.4490.2
Thefts 7149817121612601001
per 100,000 623.31,284.4821.9712.41,482.11,064.81,445.31,087.9552.50.0987.20.098.0
Auto thefts 1310125100200
per 100,000 89.0275.291.30.087.2177.5451.790.70.00.0197.40.00.0
Arson 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 77.4145.460.7303.2172.1108.0233.7143.742.40.0134.37.139.1

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

Crime rate in Jamaica Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.90
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +449 (+71.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (27%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Jamaica Beach, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jamaica Beach-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/12/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Jamaica Beach city center killed 8 people and injured 200 people.

On 9/12/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Jamaica Beach-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 304.9 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 192.0 miles away from Jamaica Beach center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 147.2 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 185.6 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 433.3 miles away from Jamaica Beach 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 509.1 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 Galveston County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jamaica Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Jamaica Beach:

  • GULF HEALTH CARE CENTER IN GALVESTON (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GALVESTON, TX)
  • ISLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; GALVESTON, TX)
  • HOSPICE OF GALVESTON COUNTY INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; GALVESTON, TX)
  • HTH HOLY TRINITY HEALTHCARE INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LA MARQUE, TX)
  • BAYOU PINES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA MARQUE, TX)
  • THE MERIDIAN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GALVESTON, TX)
  • TURNER GERIATRIC CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GALVESTON, TX)

Amtrak stations near Jamaica Beach:

  • 13 miles: LAMARQUE (725 OAK) - Bus Station
  • 14 miles: GALVESTON (BEACH CENTRAL STA., 21ST AT SEAWALL) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jamaica Beach:

  • College of the Mainland (about 15 miles; Texas City, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,739)
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (about 15 miles; Galveston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • Alvin Community College (about 22 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • Brazosport College (about 28 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 28 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,833)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 34 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 13,517)
  • Lee College (about 38 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)

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Notable locations in Jamaica Beach: Jamaica Beach Volunteer Fire Department (A), Jamaica Beach Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Jamaica Beach: Mary Star of the Sea Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Galveston 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 2013 was 64.7. This is about average.

City:

64.7
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.28. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.28
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.83
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.8%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Texas average:

14.4

Jamaica Beach travel time to work - commute Jamaica Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jamaica Beach city (based on Galveston County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,765195
Catholic57,9078
Mainline Protestant18,37350
Other13,72826
Black Protestant5,37317
Orthodox5593
None133,604-
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: 48
Galveston County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 40
Galveston County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 126
Galveston County:

4.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Galveston County:

28.4%
Texas:

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

16.7%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Jamaica Beach:

52.9%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Jamaica Beach:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jamaica Beach:

20.7%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jamaica Beach:

36.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

58.8%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Jamaica Beach:

78.5%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jamaica Beach, TX Residents
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
Other Government Administration 2$11,946$71,6760$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,580$30,9600$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$25,202$50,4040$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,918$35,0160$0
Totals for Government 10$42,646$51,1750$0

7.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($566 average AGI)
Galveston County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  3.21% ($47,164 average AGI)
from Brazoria County, TX  0.55% ($55,548)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.14% ($51,928)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Galveston County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  3.12% ($41,153 average AGI)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.55% ($47,392)
to Travis County, TX  0.16% ($31,463)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jamaica Beach:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYST (920 AM; 5 kW; TEXAS CITY, TX; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGBC (1540 AM; 3 kW; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTEK (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ALVIN, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXYZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BLAYA INC.)
  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jamaica Beach:

  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KJIC (90.5 FM; SANTA FE, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRTS (92.1 FM; SEABROOK, TX; Owner: KRTS, INC.)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K208DG (89.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • K247AF (97.3 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: THE KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

TV broadcast stations around Jamaica Beach:

  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • K30DN (Channel 30; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: GERALD R. PROCTOR)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 16628 San Luis Pass Road (Lat: 29.182750 Lon: -94.974639), Call Sign: KBF420, Licensee ID: L00117339
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.265 MHzGrant Date: 02/16/2005, Expiration Date: 04/03/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2015Registrant: City Of Jamaica Beach, Jamaica Beach, TX 77551, Phone: (409) 737-1800, Fax: (409) 737-5211, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 0303MSTWMWBAP1, Lat: 29.185722 Lon: -94.978111, Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQJY595
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 02/18/2019, Certifier: Gregory A Angst PeRegistrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200 Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 850-7646, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$245,3303$206,1374$217,053
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$350,2101$324,210
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$145,8100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7261.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$189,3901$172,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
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Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7261.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 9

Incident types - Jamaica Beach

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jamaica Beach, TX

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Utility gas (14%)

Jamaica Beach compared to Texas state average:

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

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  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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