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Population in July 2007: 2,501.
Males: 1,179  (47.2%)
Females: 1,322  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  54.9 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip codes: 78747.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $107,868 (it was $87,924 in 2000)
Onion Creek:

$107,868
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $68,205

Onion Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $363,747 (it was $213,300 in 2000)
Onion Creek:

$363,747
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $346,369; Detached houses: $370,955; Townhouses or other attached units: $224,710; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $340,247; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $223,496

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  • White alone - 1,848 (87.3%)
  • Hispanic - 193 (9.1%)
  • Black alone - 23 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Onion Creek: 197.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.9%), English (16.5%), Irish (14.7%), United States (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%), Swedish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 3.22 square miles.

Population density: 776 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Onion Creek:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Onion Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 10.9%
  • Now married: 70.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

124 residents are foreign born (3.2% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 0.6% Oceania).

This place:  5.9%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Onion Creek CDP:  1.3% ($2,785)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Austin, TX (11.3 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (64.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: San Leanna, TX (1.4 miles ), Manchaca, TX (1.6 miles ), Creedmoor, TX (2.1 miles ), Shady Hollow, TX (2.2 miles ), Buda, TX (2.2 miles ), Hays, TX (2.3 miles ), Sunset Valley, TX (2.5 miles ), Mustang Ridge, TX (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 30.14 N, Longitude: 97.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 512

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (12%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Top executives (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (11%)
  • Other financial specialists (10%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Onion Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Onion Creek place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused $15 million in damages.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.1 miles away from the place center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Onion Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 94.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from Onion Creek 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 86.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Travis County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Onion Creek topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Onion Creek:

  • INDIAN WELLS (Hospital, about 1 miles away; AUSTIN, TX)
  • WEST OAKS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; AUSTIN, TX)
  • SOUTHPARK MEADOW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; AUSTIN, TX)

Amtrak station near Onion Creek:

  • 10 miles: AUSTIN (250 N. LAMAR BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onion Creek:

  • Saint Edward's University (about 7 miles; Austin, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,612)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 11 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 46,563)
  • Austin Community College District (about 14 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 10,815)
  • Texas State University-San Marcos (about 20 miles; San Marcos, TX; FT enrollment: 23,372)
  • University of the Incarnate Word (about 62 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 4,013)
  • Trinity University (about 63 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 63 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 21,323)

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Travis 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 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.32
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0553. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0553
U.S.:

0.3342
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.64
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

22.1


Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.1%
Whole state:  71.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.4%
Whole state:  4.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

1.2%
Whole state:

6.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Onion Creek, TX


6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Onion Creek compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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 above 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 above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000


Onion Creek travel time to work - commute


Onion Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Onion Creek CDP (based on Travis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.17%
Here46.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchJewishEpiscopal Church
Adherents44.2%20.6%5.9%3.6%3.5%
Congregations6.7%20.5%8.6%2.6%4.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.1%2.8%2.4%2.1%11.7%
Congregations4.5%4.0%2.9%8.8%37.1%
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: 133
This county:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
Travis County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 141
This county:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 301
Travis County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 772
Travis County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.7%
Texas:

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

15.3%
Texas:

15.7%

11.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.17%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($890 average AGI)
Travis County:

0.27%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Williamson County, TX  1.69% ($43,115 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.67% ($52,053)
from Hays County, TX  0.54% ($34,109)


9.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($475 average AGI)
Travis County:

0.11%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Williamson County, TX  2.24% ($45,873 average AGI)
to Hays County, TX  0.65% ($46,772)
to Harris County, TX  0.55% ($49,574)

Strongest AM radio stations in Onion Creek:

  • KQQA (1530 AM; 10 kW; CREEDMOOR, TX; Owner: YELLOW ROSE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJCE (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROLLINGWOOD, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVET (1300 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMOP (900 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA SPORTSTALK, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFIT (1060 AM; daytime; 2 kW; LOCKHART, TX; Owner: KFIT, INC..)
  • KFON (1490 AM; 1 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: PECAN RADIO PARTNERS, LTD.)
  • KOKE (1600 AM; 5 kW; PFLUGERVILLE, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KTXZ (1560 AM; 3 kW; WEST LAKE HILLS, TX; Owner: NOGALES BROADCASTING, L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onion Creek:

  • KVET-FM (98.1 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPEZ (102.3 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYI-FM (103.5 FM; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KASE-FM (100.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAMX (94.7 FM; LULING, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KKMJ-FM (95.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KMFA (89.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC)
  • KLBJ-FM (93.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KUT (90.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)
  • KAZI (88.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: AUSTIN COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • KFMK (105.9 FM; ROUND ROCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDHT (93.3 FM; CEDAR PARK, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KHFI-FM (96.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHHL (98.9 FM; LEANDER, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • K206CF (89.1 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KROX-FM (101.5 FM; BUDA, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • K203CX (88.1 FM; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K284AH (104.7 FM; MENDOZA, TX; Owner: MEDIA FOR THE HOLY FAMILY FOUNDATION)
  • KQBT (104.3 FM; TAYLOR, TX; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKLB (92.5 FM; ELGIN, TX; Owner: ELGIN FM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Onion Creek:

  • KTBC (Channel 7; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KTBC LICENSE, INC.)
  • KEYE-TV (Channel 42; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KQUX-CA (Channel 11; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: LOUIS MARTINEZ FAMILY GROUP, LLC)
  • KVUE (Channel 24; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KVUE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KLRU (Channel 18; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITAL OF TEXAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • KXAN-TV (Channel 36; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KNVA (Channel 54; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: 54 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K34FM (Channel 34; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KBVO-CA (Channel 49; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KGBS-CA (Channel 65; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION AUSTIN, INC.)
  • K63AY (Channel 63; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KADF-LP (Channel 20; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • K09VR (Channel 9; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)
  • KTXU-LP (Channel 38; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: GERALD G. BENAVIDES)
  • KXLK-CA (Channel 67; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CASA OF AUSTIN, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAKW (Channel 62; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: KAKW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KDAS-CA (Channel 31; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KWEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KTDF-LP (Channel 18; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • KRRT (Channel 35; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO (KRRT-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED53$136,73120$122,13536$161,5832$26,2403$119,6903$38,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$164,4704$82,2987$120,5640$00$03$41,683
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$136,8117$89,03324$149,5724$37,0382$125,6753$35,990
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$134,6354$105,83810$147,5212$75,3301$91,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$136,0950$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0024.18

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$154,2381$95,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$113,7500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0024.18

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