La Grulla, Texas

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Population in 2013: 1,647 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +36.0%
Males: 864  (52.5%)
Females: 783  (47.5%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78548.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,789 (it was $16,648 in 2000)
La Grulla:

$18,789
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,306 (it was $6,700 in 2000)

La Grulla city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,852 (it was $22,600 in 2000)
La Grulla:

$37,852
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $42,547; Detached houses: $41,250; Townhouses or other attached units: $28,458; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,913; Mobile homes: $71,146

Median gross rent in 2012: $468.

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  • Hispanic - 1,591 (98.1%)
  • White alone - 29 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.06%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Grulla: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 2,821 people per square mile   (average).

La Grulla, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in La Grulla:

  • High school or higher: 53.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Grulla city:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 7.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

277 residents are foreign born

This city:  17.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in La Grulla, Texas as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in La Grulla to the number of sex offenders is 818 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $740 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $253 (0.7%)

La Grulla satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (25.7 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (127.6 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (220.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Rafael Pena, TX (1.5 miles) , Narciso Pena, TX (1.5 miles) , Longoria, TX (1.5 miles) , East Alto Bonito, TX (1.5 miles ), Pablo Pena, TX (1.6 miles) , Rivereno, TX (1.6 miles) , Villarreal, TX (1.6 miles) , East Lopez, TX (1.7 miles) .

Latitude: 26.27 N, Longitude: 98.65 W

La Grulla household income distribution La Grulla home values distribution

Crime rates in La Grulla (2011):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (181.2 per 100,000)
  • 10 burglaries (603.9 per 100,000)
  • 3 thefts (181.2 per 100,000)
  • 2 auto thefts (120.8 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 99.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 259.9)

Crime rates in La Grulla (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 5 assaults (299.9 per 100,000)
  • 6 burglaries (359.9 per 100,000)
  • 3 thefts (180.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (60.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 101.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.00
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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

Average climate in La Grulla, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

La Grulla-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 83% 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 335.4 miles away from the city 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 399.4 miles away from La Grulla 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 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 106.6 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 187.1 miles away from La Grulla 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 186.2 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 Starr County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near La Grulla:

  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RIO GRANDE CITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • MY SWEET HOME HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • LVN HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • SUNGLO HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Grulla:

  • South Texas College (about 25 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 30 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 61 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 77 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 99 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Laredo Community College (about 102 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 103 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)

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Cemeteries: Solizes Cemetery (1), Longoria Cemetery (2), San Vicente Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Starr 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 2012 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 28.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 44.6%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 45.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  82.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

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

La Grulla, Texas environmental map by EPA

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La Grulla compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

La Grulla travel time to work - commute La Grulla mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • No fuel used (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for La Grulla city (based on Starr County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.77%
Here: 78.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.0%1.9%0.9%0.8%1.4%
Congregations48.4%19.4%3.2%9.7%19.4%
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: 9
Starr County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Starr County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Starr County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Starr County:

27.1%
Texas:

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

14.7%
State:

15.7%
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
Financial Administration 1$4,518$54,2160$0
Other Government Administration 9$43,234$57,6450$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$24,039$57,6940$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,813$57,7560$0
Solid Waste Management 1$5,404$64,8480$0
Sewerage 1$5,404$64,8480$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 4$7,237
Totals for Government 18$87,412$58,2754$7,237

3.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.01%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.10% ($27,585 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.29% ($23,564)
from Zapata County, TX  0.12% ($32,682)


4.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  1.86% ($28,446 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($23,259)
to Webb County, TX  0.12% ($25,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Grulla:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, 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.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Grulla:

  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)
  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBMI (97.7 FM; ROMA, TX; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Grulla:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)

La Grulla fatal accident list:

Jan 23, 2005 02:31 AM, Eisenhower, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jan 10, 2005 11:15 AM, Leopoldolongoria, Lazarosolis, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 29, 1992 09:38 PM, Missionst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 11, 1987 02:15 AM, Grullaaven, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - La Grulla

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