Lasara, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,039. Population change since 2000: +1.5%
Males: 541  (52.1%)
Females: 498  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  29.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78561, 78580.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,825 (it was $17,794 in 2000)
Lasara:

$23,825
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,585 (it was $6,336 in 2000)

Lasara CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $36,943 (it was $22,900 in 2000)
Lasara:

$36,943
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $49,966; Detached houses: $50,118; Townhouses or other attached units: $35,319; Mobile homes: $49,917

Median gross rent in 2012: $813.

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  • Hispanic - 987 (95.0%)
  • White alone - 49 (4.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.10%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lasara: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 43 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 744 people per square mile   (low).

Lasara,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Lasara:

  • High school or higher: 48.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lasara CDP:

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

187 residents are foreign born

This place:  23.9%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Lasara, Texas as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lasara to the number of sex offenders is 1,039 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: $558 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $423 (1.2%)

Lasara satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (22.2 miles , pop. 102,051).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (93.8 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (209.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: La Sara, TX (1.9 miles ), Hargill, TX (2.3 miles ), Ranchette Estates, TX (2.4 miles) , Monte Alto, TX (2.7 miles ), Bausell and Ellis, TX (2.8 miles) , Los Angeles Subdivision, TX (2.8 miles) , Raymondville, TX (2.8 miles ), Lyford, TX (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 26.47 N, Longitude: 97.91 W

Area code: 956

Lasara household income distribution Lasara home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.3%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Lasara, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lasara-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 22.2 miles away from the Lasara place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1965, a category F3 tornado 30.5 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Lasara-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 331.2 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 162.8 miles away from Lasara 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 423.9 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 87.0 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) earthquake occurred 169.9 miles away from Lasara 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 169.1 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 Willacy County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lasara topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lasara:

  • WILLACY COUNTY GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; RAYMONDVILLE, TX)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RAYMONDVILLE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RAYMONDVILLE, TX)
  • BRIO HOME HEALTH AGENCY LLC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ELSA, TX)
  • US RENAL CARE DELTA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ELSA, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lasara:

  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 20 miles; Edinburg, TX; Full-time enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 23 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • South Texas College (about 28 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 48 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 74 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 94 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 96 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high school in Lasara:

  • Lasara High School (Students: 71; Location: 11932 JONES ST; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 16)

Public elementary/middle school in Lasara:

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

Cemetery: Garcia Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Willacy 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 2005 was 48.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 57.1%
(66.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Lasara, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Lasara 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.
  • 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

Lasara travel time to work - commute Lasara mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lasara CDP (based on Willacy County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.44%
Here: 77.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents77.1%10.5%3.8%2.1%1.3%
Congregations20.6%11.8%8.8%2.9%8.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.1%0.9%0.8%0.5%2.2%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.9%5.9%29.4%
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: 1
Willacy County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

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

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Willacy County:

27.6%
Texas:

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

18.0%
State:

15.7%

5.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Cameron County, TX  1.50% ($27,549 average AGI)
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.15% ($24,600)
from Harris County, TX  0.23% ($19,929)


5.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
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 Cameron County, TX  1.97% ($30,050 average AGI)
to Hidalgo County, TX  1.13% ($31,464)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($24,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lasara:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, 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.)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • 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 Lasara:

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

TV broadcast stations around Lasara:

  • 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.)
  • KMAO-LP (Channel 50; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ)
  • KRYM-LP (Channel 55; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ALMA L. RODRIGUEZ)
  • 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)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)

Lasara fatal accident list:

Feb 25, 2002 07:18 AM, 6thst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Gina Cacciatore, Highway 186 (Lat: 26.484667 Lon: -97.942694), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 8132864140, Gcacciatore@rtowers.Com, 4890 W. KENNEDY BLVD. SUITE 920, Phone: (Cac) cia-tore
  • Gina L Cacciatore, Highway 186 (Lat: 26.484667 Lon: -97.942694), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 8132864140, Gcacciatore@rtowers.Com, 4890 W. KENNEDY BLVD. SUITE 920, Phone: (Cac) cia-tore
  • Anthony Ortolani, Highway 186 (Lat: 26.484667 Lon: -97.942694), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 8567823700, Pm@ce-Llc.Com, 479 CENTENNIAL BLVD.
  • Andrew F Thompson, Highway 186 (Lat: 26.484667 Lon: -97.942694), Type: 91.1, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 8567823700, Pm@ce-Llc.Com, 479 CENTENNIAL BLVD.

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Highway 186  (Lat: 26.484722 Lon: -97.942778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WPZY454
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.775 MHz, 856.950 MHz, 856.975 MHz, 857.725 MHz, 857.775 MHz, 857.950 MHz, 857.975 MHz, 858.500 MHz, 858.725 MHz, 858.775 MHz... (+22 more)
    Grant Date: 04/08/2004, Expiration Date: 04/08/2014, Certifier: Mary E Julius
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4 1/2 Mi W Hwy 186 (Lat: 26.490889 Lon: -97.958889), Call Sign: KAK661, Licensee ID: L01661298
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/10/2001, Expiration Date: 09/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/19/2011
    Registrant: Rowland Dusters, Lasara, TX 78561, Phone: (512) 642-3322

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5383Y , Serial Number: 27-2455, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Ben S Rowland, P O Box 72, Lasara, TX 78561

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