La Sara, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 7,190.
Males: 3,533  (49.1%)
Females: 3,657  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

28.2 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 78580

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,371 (it was $19,133 in 2000)
La Sara:

$28,371
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,335 (it was $8,860 in 2000)

La Sara CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $64,409 (it was $29,100 in 2000)
La Sara:

$64,409
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $90,127; detached houses: $95,473; townhouses or other attached units: $67,814; mobile homes: $37,062; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $6,752
March 2019 cost of living index in La Sara: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in La Sara, TX (2000)
    • 6,44491.0%Hispanic
    • 5627.9%White alone
    • 370.5%Black alone
    • 200.3%Two or more races
    • 150.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.07%Asian alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 137.4 square miles.

Population density: 52 people per square mile   (very low).

La Sara, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
La Sara CCD:

1.6% ($452)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (24.1 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (90.4 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (207.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Ranchette Estates, TX (1.8 miles),
Lasara, TX (1.9 miles ),
Los Angeles Subdivision, TX (2.3 miles),
Raymondville, TX (2.4 miles ),
Bausell and Ellis, TX (2.6 miles),
Lyford, TX (2.8 miles ),
Lyford South, TX (2.9 miles),
Hargill, TX (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 26.50 N, Longitude: 97.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Distribution of median household income in La Sara, TX in 2017
La Sara satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.2%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in La Sara, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.4%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.3%)
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in La Sara, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)

Average climate in La Sara, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 40.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

La Sara-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the La Sara place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1965, a category F3 tornado 31.5 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

La Sara-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 85% 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 332.9 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 160.3 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 424.2 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 84.7 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 167.3 miles away from La Sara 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 166.6 miles away from La Sara 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 Willacy County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near La Sara:

  • WILLACY COUNTY GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; RAYMONDVILLE, TX)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RAYMONDVILLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RAYMONDVILLE, TX)

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

  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 24 miles; Edinburg, TX; Full-time enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 24 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • South Texas College (about 31 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 49 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 71 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 91 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 92 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high school in La Sara:

  • LASARA H S (Students: 71, Location: 11932 JONES ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in La Sara:

  • LASARA EL (Students: 383, Location: 607 E SIXTH ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Sara: El Ebanito Windmill (A), Esperanza Ranch (B), Juan Barrientos Windmill (C), La Sal Vieja Ranch (D), La Sal Windmill (E), La Tordilla Windmill (F), Laguna Panda Windmill (G), Los Ansares Windmill (H), Saltine Windmill (I), Salvado Windmill (J), San Leonardo Windmill (K), Steer Windmill (L), Raymondville Fire Department (M), Willacy County Crime Victim Benefit (N), Raymondville Police Department (O), Lasara Volunteer Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in La Sara include: Iglesia Bautista Mexicana Church (A), Calvario Assembly of God Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chavez Cemetery (1), Garcia Cemetery (2), Lasara Memorial Cemetery (3), San Martin Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: La Sal Vieja (A), Harbin Reservoir (B), Teniente Wid Number 1 Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Willacy 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:

3.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

84.9%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.0%
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: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

39.8%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.2%
Whole state:

6.7%

People in group quarters in La Sara in 2000:

  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

For population 15 years and over in La Sara:

Marital status in La Sara, TX
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in La Sara:

  • High school or higher: 42.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

30.9
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for La Sara, TX (based on Willacy County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,0106
Evangelical Protestant1,61422
Mainline Protestant8068
Other3372
None8,367-
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: 1
Willacy County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Willacy County:

27.6%
State:

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

18.0%
Texas:

15.7%

3.98% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
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 Cameron County, TX  1.54% ($38,628 average AGI)
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.88% ($41,352)


5.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Cameron County, TX  1.66% ($28,388 average AGI)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.99% ($25,033)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Sara:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, 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.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KBOR (1600 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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Sara:

  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, 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)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTER (90.7 FM; RUDOLPH, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)

TV broadcast stations around La Sara:

  • KMAO-LP (Channel 50; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ)
  • KRYM-LP (Channel 55; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ALMA L. RODRIGUEZ)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1.2 Miles South Of Sr-186, 8.2 Miles West Of Us-77 (Lat: 26.462833 Lon: -97.916667), Call Sign: KLB560, Licensee ID: L00035991,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999, Registrant: Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 480 South 6th Street, Raymondville, TX 78580-2487, Phone: (202) 328-8200

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9083P , Serial Number: 24-4553, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 09/29/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 01/07/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Bennard S Ii Rowland, Po Box 72, La Sara, TX 78561

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Sara, TX
  • 46.5%Utility gas
  • 35.3%Electricity
  • 16.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Sara, TX
  • 58.1%Utility gas
  • 22.1%Electricity
  • 16.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%No fuel used


La Sara compared to Texas state average:

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

La Sara on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other financial specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: agricultural workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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