Medina, Texas

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Population in 2010: 3,935.
Population change since 2000: +32.9%
Males: 2,028  (51.6%)
Females: 1,907  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

25.0 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78076.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,260 (it was $24,453 in 2000)
Medina:

$36,260
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $9,545 (it was $6,342 in 2000)

Medina CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $64,188 (it was $29,000 in 2000)
Medina:

$64,188
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $62,189; detached houses: $77,544; mobile homes: $34,754

Median gross rent in 2017: $483.

March 2019 cost of living index in Medina: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 57.3%
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  • Races in Medina, TX (2010)
    • 3,84497.7%Hispanic
    • 782.0%White alone
    • 70.2%Black alone
    • 40.1%Two or more races
    • 20.05%American Indian alone

Races in Medina 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 Medina, Texas as of June 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Medina is 1,704 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Medina, TX City Guides:

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.77 square miles.

Population density: 2,227 people per square mile   (low).

Medina, Texas map

2,403 residents are foreign born (46.3% Latin America).

This place:

46.3%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $640 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $571 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Laredo, TX (44.1 miles , pop. 176,576).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (127.4 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (180.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Zapata, TX (1.1 miles ),
Las Palmas, TX (1.5 miles),
Falcon Lake Estates, TX (1.9 miles ),
Falcon Mesa, TX (2.0 miles ),
Siesta Shores, TX (2.1 miles ),
Ramireno, TX (3.1 miles),
Morales-Sanchez, TX (3.6 miles),
San Ignacio, TX (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 26.92 N, Longitude: 99.26 W

Area code: 830

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

4.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Medina, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.6%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (26.8%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.6%)
  • Health care (24.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (19.3%)
  • Public administration (13.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (3.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Medina, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Plant and system operators (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Plant and system operators (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Extraction workers (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (20.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)

Average climate in Medina, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Medina-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% 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 340.8 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 147.9 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 392.8 miles away from Medina 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 92.2 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 157.1 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 432.0 miles away from Medina 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 Zapata County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Medina topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Medina:

  • MI PUEBLO HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ZAPATA, TX)
  • FALCON LAKE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ZAPATA, TX)
  • ZAPATA NURSING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ZAPATA, TX)

Airports located in Medina:

See details about airports located in Medina, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Medina:

  • Laredo Community College (about 44 miles; Laredo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 47 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • South Texas College (about 79 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 80 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 95 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 110 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • Del Mar College (about 128 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high school in Medina:

  • MEDINA SCHOOL (Students: 157, Location: ONE BOBCAT LN, Grades: PK-12)
See full list of schools located in Medina

Library in Medina:

  • MEDINA COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $80,599; Location: 13948 STATE HWY 16 N; 9,239 books; 389 audio materials; 680 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 60 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Drinking water stations with addresses in Medina and their reported violations in the past:

MEDINA HIGHPOINT RESORT (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
DEER CREEK CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

3.8 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

86.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Medina:

Marital status in Medina, TX
  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Medina:

  • High school or higher: 34.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 20.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.0
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Medina, TX (based on Zapata County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,5005
Evangelical Protestant73410
Mainline Protestant601
Other-1
None9,724-
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: 4
Zapata County:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Zapata County:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.8%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Medina:

45.7%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.6%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Medina:

27.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Medina:

19.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.7%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Medina:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Medina:

31.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

56.3%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Medina:

82.4%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Medina, TX Residents

3.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,638 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
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 Webb County, TX  1.03% ($51,400 average AGI)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.48% ($26,524)

Businesses in Medina, TX

  • Ace Hardware: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Medina:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, 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.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAR (1300 AM; 1 kW; LAREDO, TX; Owner: FAITH AND POWER COMMS., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Medina:

  • KBAW (93.5 FM; ZAPATA, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA CADENA RADIO LUZ INCORPORATED)
  • KBDR (100.5 FM; MIRANDO CITY, TX; Owner: BMP 100.5 FM, LP)

TV broadcast stations around Medina:

  • KZLD-LP (Channel 25; LAREDO, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING. OF LAREDO, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.6mTotal length
  • 16,680Total average daily traffic
  • 4,186Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,350Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Medina)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MEDINA, 6 Mi W 337 3.5 Mi S (Lat: 29.734389 Lon: -99.369472), Overall height: 102.1 m, Call Sign: WMS956,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2128.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Medina)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Medina)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of fires - 41 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Medina, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (84.9%), and Structure Fires (9.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Medina, TX
    • 21384.9%Outside Fires
    • 239.2%Structure Fires
    • 135.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Medina, TX
Most common first names in Medina, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1282.9 years
William1175.2 years
Charles970.3 years
James983.1 years
George785.7 years
Robert773.3 years
Henry672.6 years
Anna686.0 years
Mary682.6 years
Willie678.1 years
Most common last names in Medina, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Keese1375.6 years
Adams1381.5 years
Walker1175.0 years
Mayfield885.4 years
Smith879.6 years
Whitehead774.4 years
Jackson772.4 years
Bauerlein681.5 years
Williams680.5 years
Miller684.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Medina, TX
  • 88.9%Electricity
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 3.9%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Medina, TX
  • 100.0%Electricity


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

Medina on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Central America (population 500+)"
  • #46 (78076) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2020.