Knippa, Texas

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Population in 2010: 689.
Population change since 2000: -6.8%
Males: 373  (54.2%)
Females: 316  (45.8%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78870.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,559 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Knippa:

$43,559
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,735 (it was $9,790 in 2000)

Knippa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,377 (it was $32,700 in 2000)
Knippa:

$72,377
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $99,531; detached houses: $120,168; mobile homes: $58,282

Median gross rent in 2017: $568.

March 2019 cost of living index in Knippa: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.1%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Knippa, TX (2010)
    • 42061.0%Hispanic
    • 26538.5%White alone
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Knippa, Texas as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Knippa is 239 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), Irish (3.0%), Welsh (1.6%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 982 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 66 people per square mile   (very low).

Knippa, Texas map

92 residents are foreign born (12.2% Latin America).

This place:

12.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,168 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $290 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Antonio, TX (68.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Sabinal, TX (3.2 miles ),
Uvalde, TX (3.3 miles ),
Uvalde Estates, TX (3.9 miles ),
D'Hanis, TX (4.6 miles ),
Utopia, TX (4.8 miles ),
Batesville, TX (4.8 miles ),
La Pryor, TX (5.2 miles ),
Hondo, TX (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 29.30 N, Longitude: 99.64 W

Area code: 830

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

3.9%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Knippa, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.8%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.8%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.4%)
  • Truck transportation (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Knippa, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Child care workers (6.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)

Average climate in Knippa, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Knippa-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/16/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.1 miles away from the Knippa place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1973, a category F4 tornado 41.0 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 12 people.

Earthquake activity:

Knippa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% 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 233.9 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 266.8 miles away from Knippa 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 97.5 miles away from Knippa center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 294.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/2005 at 14:39:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from Knippa 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 Uvalde County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Knippa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Knippa:

  • KIDNEY DISEASE CLINIC UVALDE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; UVALDE, TX)
  • UVALDE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; UVALDE, TX)
  • DOROTHY JO COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; UVALDE, TX)
  • HOME CARE CONNECTIONS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; UVALDE, TX)
  • NOPAL COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; UVALDE, TX)
  • AMISTAD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; UVALDE, TX)
  • HEART OF THE HILLS HOSPICE UVALDE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; UVALDE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Knippa:

  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 9 miles; Uvalde, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,569)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 58 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 65 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 25,503)
  • Palo Alto College (about 66 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (about 67 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • San Antonio College (about 70 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)
  • Trinity University (about 71 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)

Public high school in Knippa:

  • KNIPPA SCHOOL (Students: 239, Location: 100 KESSLER LN, Grades: PK-12)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Knippa Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Salt Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Uvalde 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:

2.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Knippa:

Marital status in Knippa, TX
  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Knippa:

  • High school or higher: 64.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.2
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Knippa, TX (based on Uvalde County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,6733
Evangelical Protestant6,41938
Mainline Protestant2,0019
Other4982
None5,814-
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: 2
Uvalde County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

9.82 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Uvalde County:

26.0%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Uvalde County:

17.5%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Knippa:

47.6%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Knippa:

44.4%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Knippa:

10.3%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Knippa:

53.9%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Knippa:

79.8%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Knippa, TX Residents

6.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,847 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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  0.94% ($33,703 average AGI)
from Zavala County, TX  0.40% ($72,333)
from Medina County, TX  0.25% ($36,208)


6.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
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  1.43% ($36,979 average AGI)
to Medina County, TX  0.35% ($50,765)
to Zavala County, TX  0.35% ($30,765)

Strongest AM radio stations in Knippa:

  • 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.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KVOU (1400 AM; 1 kW; UVALDE, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED 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.)
  • KONO (860 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCOR (1350 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Knippa:

  • KBNU (93.9 FM; UVALDE, TX; Owner: RADIO CACTUS, LTD.)
  • KVOU-FM (104.9 FM; UVALDE, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC.)
  • KUVA (102.3 FM; UVALDE, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KBLT (104.3 FM; LEAKEY, TX; Owner: RADIO CACTUS, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Knippa:

  • K59EY (Channel 59; UVALDE, TX; Owner: J. B. SALAZAR)
  • KRRT (Channel 35; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO (KRRT-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • K65EQ (Channel 65; UVALDE, ETC., TX; Owner: J. B. SALAZAR)
  • K72BN (Channel 72; UVALDE(RURAL)/KNIPPA, TX; Owner: J. B. SALAZAR)
  • K69FC (Channel 69; UVALDE, TX; Owner: J. B. SALAZAR)
  • KPXL (Channel 26; UVALDE, TX; Owner: PAXSON SAN ANTONIO LICENSE, INC.)
  • K61FM (Channel 61; UVALDE, TX; Owner: J. B. SALAZAR)
  • K15BV (Channel 15; UVALDE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KNHB-LP (Channel 7; UVALDE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • K07IT (Channel 7; WEST GLACIER, ETC., MT; Owner: DESERT MOUNTAIN TELEVISION)

Knippa fatal accident list:

Apr 15, 2016 08:15 PM, Fm 1049, Lat: 29.285600, Lon: -99.634589, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 27, 2000 07:13 PM, Us-90, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 164ft / 49.5mTotal length
  • 53,700Total average daily traffic
  • 11,272Total average daily truck traffic
  • 75,200Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Knippa)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 2 Km N (Lat: 29.320222 Lon: -99.635611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPGZ905,
    Assigned Frequencies: 170.300 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2015, Expiration Date: 05/01/2025, Registrant: Edwards Aquifer Authority, 900 E. Quincy, San Antonio, TX 78215, Phone: (210) 222-2204, Fax: (210) 222-9869, Email:
  • Rt 1 Box 63 (Lat: 29.267472 Lon: -99.634778), Call Sign: WYH848, Licensee ID: L00081958,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz, Grant Date: 08/05/1998, Expiration Date: 10/17/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/21/2003, Registrant: Lawrence Friesenhahn, Rt 1 Box 63, Knippa, TX 78870
  • Lat: 29.295889 Lon: -99.635167, Call Sign: WQUI352,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.585 MHz, 159.765 MHz, 159.975 MHz, 160.095 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: Jared Boehme, Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc., 100 Stone Church Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone: (717) 218-5003, Fax: (717) 218-5005, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • EAST KNIPPA, 1.3 Miles Ene Of Int Ranch Rd 1049 & Us 90 (Lat: 29.301639 Lon: -99.615056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WPQQ439,
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.587 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2010, Expiration Date: 08/11/2020, Certifier: Paul E Davis, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:
  • WEST KNIPPA, 1.7 Miles E Of Int Ranch Rd 1049 & Us 90 (Lat: 29.294417 Lon: -99.608389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WPQQ441,
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.587 MHz, Grant Date: 08/11/2000, Expiration Date: 08/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2003, Certifier: Paul E Davis, Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-7777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Knippa)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 425 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 12, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-prop
    N-Number: 137CD , Serial Number: 425-0220, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 08/27/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Mlg Aviation LLC, 2379 County Road 307, Knippa, TX 78870
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/05/2004
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 244CC , Serial Number: 0860, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 09/07/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 01/31/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Thompson Helicopters LLC, 8297 Garner Field Rd, Knippa, TX 78870
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 66KP , Serial Number: 18-8408, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/05/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 03/04/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey M Verstuyft, 2707 N Fm 1049, Knippa, TX 78870
  • 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: 9206A , Serial Number: 18967, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 07/02/1954, Certificate Issue Date: 12/26/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John M Adams, Po Box 323, Knippa, TX 78870, Other Owners: Curtiss J Holweger

Most common first names in Knippa, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Manuel672.8 years
William585.9 years
Henry577.0 years
Maria568.6 years
Guadalupe471.0 years
John458.7 years
Francisco385.3 years
Edwin374.0 years
James367.6 years
Walter362.7 years
Most common last names in Knippa, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez676.7 years
Langner674.0 years
Meyer676.5 years
Dornbusch586.8 years
Kessler583.5 years
Lara470.0 years
Varela483.8 years
Dicke473.8 years
Muecke477.2 years
Contreras469.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Knippa, TX
  • 67.4%Electricity
  • 27.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Knippa, TX
  • 81.7%Electricity
  • 18.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Knippa compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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