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Hidalgo County

Population in 2010: 1,924. Population change since 2000: +19.4%
Males: 946  (49.2%)
Females: 978  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  27.0 years
Texas median age:  40.8 years

Zip codes: 78538.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,202 (it was $20,313 in 2000)
Monte Alto:

$28,202
Texas:

$49,392
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $10,396

Monte Alto CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $60,024 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Monte Alto:

$60,024
Texas:

$127,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,955; Detached houses: $74,290; Mobile homes: $48,500

Median gross rent in 2011: $556.

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  • Hispanic - 1,822 (94.7%)
  • White alone - 92 (4.8%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Monte Alto: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (2.4%), German (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.24 square miles.

Population density: 858 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Monte Alto:

  • High school or higher: 47.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monte Alto CDP:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

538 residents are foreign born (25.6% Latin America).

This place:  25.6%
Texas:  16.1%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Monte Alto, Texas as of April 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Monte Alto to the number of sex offenders is 493 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $966 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $580 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (15.4 miles , pop. 102,051).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (101.0 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (215.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Hargill, TX (2.0 miles ), Elsa, TX (2.3 miles ), Edcouch, TX (2.3 miles ), La Blanca, TX (2.4 miles ), La Villa, TX (2.4 miles ), Laguna Seca, TX (2.7 miles ), Lasara, TX (2.7 miles ), San Carlos, TX (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 26.37 N, Longitude: 97.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.3%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Monte Alto-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Monte Alto place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 29.9 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monte Alto-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 93.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monte Alto topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Bloomfield (baseball) - Baseball player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers near Monte Alto:

  • CORNERSTONE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; EDINBURG, TX)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT RENAISSANCE (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; EDINBURG, TX)
  • SOUTH TEXAS HEALTH SYSTEM (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; EDINBURG, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Monte Alto, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monte Alto:

  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 16 miles; Edinburg, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,559)
  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 20 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 2,185)
  • South Texas College (about 21 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 45 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,237)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 80 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 102 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 103 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

Public elementary/middle schools in Monte Alto:

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Hidalgo 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.5. This is about average.
City:

35.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 36.9%
(33.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  87.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
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: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Monte Alto, TX

Monte Alto compared to Texas state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Monte Alto travel time to work - commute


Monte Alto mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Monte Alto (based on Hidalgo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.37%
Here50.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents77.4%8.1%3.6%2.0%1.9%
Congregations15.0%16.9%7.2%8.8%3.8%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents0.8%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.3%
Congregations4.7%2.2%6.9%3.1%31.6%
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: 79
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Hidalgo County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Hidalgo County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Hidalgo County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Texas:

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

15.8%
State:

15.7%

4.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($631 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.14%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cameron County, TX  0.38% ($27,968 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.30% ($27,585)
from Starr County, TX  0.19% ($29,718)


3.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,050 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.68%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($696 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cameron County, TX  0.31% ($30,390 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.28% ($28,248)
to Bexar County, TX  0.27% ($30,069)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monte Alto:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • 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.)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • 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.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monte Alto:

  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KTER (90.7 FM; RUDOLPH, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Monte Alto:

  • 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)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KMAO-LP (Channel 50; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ)
  • KRYM-LP (Channel 55; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ALMA L. RODRIGUEZ)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rarm Rd 491 5.6 Mi N Of La Villa (Lat: 26.375083 Lon: -97.894722), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KPH258
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/1995, Expiration Date: 08/01/2013
    Registrant: Tichenor License Corp, 10801-2 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78759, Phone: (512) 569-3445, Fax: (512) 340-7169, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MONTE ALTO, 2.2 Miles E Of (Lat: 26.380333 Lon: -97.933333), Overall height: 43.6 m, Call Sign: WDD60, Licensee ID: L00020593
    Assigned Frequencies: 4170.00 MHz, 4170.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3910.00 MHz, 3910.00 MHz, 3990.00 MHz, 3990.00 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 02/15/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2001
    Registrant: At&t Communications Of The Southwest, Inc., 1200 Peachtree St, 05w30, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4020, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CANNON ELIGHA H ROTORWAY EXEC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 1391D , Serial Number: 7939
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 8454 Lago Vis, Monte Alto, TX 78538
  • Aircraft: REMPE WILLIAM H JR ROTORWAY EXEC 90 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTORWAY RW152 (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4236C , Serial Number: 1072, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 05/05/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 8454 Lago Vis, Monte Alto, TX 78538



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$44,6600$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$14,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0246.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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