Monte Alto, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,924. Population change since 2000: +19.4%
Males: 921  (47.9%)
Females: 1,003  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  28.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78538.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,859 (it was $20,313 in 2000)
Monte Alto:

$24,859
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,351 (it was $6,747 in 2000)

Monte Alto CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $50,629 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Monte Alto:

$50,629
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,111; Detached houses: $117,102; Townhouses or other attached units: $329,213; In 2-unit structures: $93,546; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,982; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,080; Mobile homes: $38,157; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,116

Median gross rent in 2013: $343.

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  • Races in Monte Alto, TX (2010)

    Monte Alto races chart
    • 1,82294.7%Hispanic
    • 924.8%White alone
    • 70.4%Other race alone
    • 30.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monte Alto: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (1.6%), German (1.3%), Dutch (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.24 square miles.

Population density: 858 people per square mile   (low).

Monte Alto,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Monte Alto:

  • High school or higher: 52.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monte Alto CDP:

  • Never married: 42.5%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

460 residents are foreign born (20.3% Latin America).

This place:

20.3%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,164 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $416 (0.9%)

Monte Alto satellite photo by USGS

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

Monte Alto household income distribution Monte Alto home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Monte Alto, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Monte Alto-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 74% 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 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 326.3 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 168.8 miles away from Monte Alto 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 425.1 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 93.0 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 176.1 miles away from Monte Alto 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 175.3 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 Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, 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).
Monte Alto topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Monte Alto:

  • BRIO HOME HEALTH AGENCY LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ELSA, TX)
  • US RENAL CARE DELTA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ELSA, TX)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TRI-CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; ALAMO, TX)
  • TEACHING HOME 1 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; EDINBURG, TX)
  • FOUNTAIN OF LIFE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; EDINBURG, TX)
  • PROACTIVE HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; EDINBURG, TX)
  • AT HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; EDINBURG, TX)

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

  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 14 miles; Edinburg, TX; Full-time enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 21 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 22 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 45 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 80 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 102 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 103 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high school in Monte Alto:

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 32.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 43.9%
(44.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.3% for other race 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

Monte Alto, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

27.6
Texas average:

14.4

Monte Alto travel time to work - commute Monte Alto mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
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: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

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

15.8%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Monte Alto:

44.8%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Monte Alto:

39.4%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Monte Alto:

28.4
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Monte Alto:

19.6%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Monte Alto:

12.8%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Monte Alto:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Monte Alto:

27.9%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Monte Alto:

48.3%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Monte Alto, TX Residents

3.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($416 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($29,477 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($27,672)
from Starr County, TX  0.16% ($28,446)


3.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cameron County, TX  0.32% ($27,792 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($32,054)
to Bexar County, TX  0.24% ($34,839)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $120,000Total costs
  • 11,500Total average daily traffic
  • 805Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,100Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

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 MHzGrant Date: 02/03/1995, Expiration Date: 08/01/2021Registrant: 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: 02/23/2001Registrant: At&t Communications Of The Southwest, Inc., 1200 Peachtree St, 05w30, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4020, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

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

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Monte Alto 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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