Porter Heights, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,653. Population change since 2000: +10.9%
Males: 842  (51.0%)
Females: 811  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77365.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,775 (it was $37,262 in 2000)
Porter Heights:

$41,775
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,376 (it was $16,997 in 2000)

Porter Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,395 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Porter Heights:

$111,395
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $211,850; Detached houses: $243,479; Mobile homes: $78,871

Median gross rent in 2012: $787.

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Porter Heights races chart
  • White alone - 1,216 (73.6%)
  • Hispanic - 385 (23.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 11 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Porter Heights: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (9.8%), German (8.9%), Irish (5.3%), French (2.0%), Subsaharan African (1.7%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 3.16 square miles.

Population density: 523 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Porter Heights:

  • High school or higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Porter Heights CDP:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

323 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe).

This place:  16.8%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,724 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $891 (1.0%)

Porter Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (6.0 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (27.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Southeast Montgomery, TX (2.4 miles ), Woodloch, TX (2.7 miles ), Oak Ridge North, TX (2.8 miles ), Spring, TX (2.8 miles ), Woodbranch, TX (2.8 miles ), Shenandoah, TX (2.9 miles ), Patton Village, TX (3.0 miles ), Roman Forest, TX (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 30.15 N, Longitude: 95.32 W

Area codes: 281, 832

Porter Heights household income distribution Porter Heights home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

Average climate in Porter Heights, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Porter Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Porter Heights place center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 12/12/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Porter Heights-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 348.2 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 192.7 miles away from Porter Heights center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 377.7 miles away from the city 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 481.1 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 184.4 miles away from Porter Heights center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 318.7 miles away from the city 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 Montgomery County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Porter Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Porter Heights:

  • SOUTHWEST HOUSTON DIA FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; HOUSTON, TX)
  • EL SHADDAI CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HOUSTON, TX)
  • ATC HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PORTER, TX)
  • COPPERFIELD (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HOUSTON, TX)
  • DESTINY HOUSE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HOUSTON, TX)
  • PROS HOME HEALTHCARE INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SPRING, TX)
  • REGENT CARE CENTER OF KINGWOOD (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KINGWOOD, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Porter Heights:

  • Lone Star College System (about 11 miles; The Woodlands, TX; Full-time enrollment: 45,205)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 13 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (about 27 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 10,122)
  • Houston Community College (about 29 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 38,303)
  • University of St Thomas (about 29 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Texas Southern University (about 30 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 7,053)
  • University of Houston (about 30 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 31,888)

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Notable location: Montgomery County Emergency Services District 6 / Porter Fire Department Station 122 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Halfway Pond (A), Grove Pond (B), Ash Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Montgomery 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 2012 was 114. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

114
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.304. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.304
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.48
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.120. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.120
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.7%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 66.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 62.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
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: 0.5% of all households

Porter Heights compared to Texas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Porter Heights travel time to work - commute Porter Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Porter Heights CDP (based on Montgomery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.20%
Here: 50.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents44.0%26.6%9.6%2.7%2.2%
Congregations32.0%2.9%8.7%11.6%9.3%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.6%1.3%8.2%
Congregations2.3%4.7%3.5%1.2%23.8%
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: 45
Montgomery County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 36
Montgomery County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 142
Montgomery County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 227
Here:

5.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

24.9%
Texas:

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

19.5%
State:

15.7%

9.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,650 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.24%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,021 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.08%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  4.19% ($60,825 average AGI)
from Walker County, TX  0.26% ($35,222)
from Liberty County, TX  0.16% ($32,623)


7.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($56,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,177 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.09%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  3.34% ($53,106 average AGI)
to Walker County, TX  0.21% ($28,067)
to Travis County, TX  0.17% ($56,530)

Strongest AM radio stations in Porter Heights:

  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KBME (790 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYOK (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMIC (1590 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: ABC, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Porter Heights:

  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTRU (91.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY)
  • KVST (103.7 FM; WILLIS, TX; Owner: NEW WAVO COMMUNICATION GROUP, INC.)
  • KSBJ (89.3 FM; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KTHT (97.1 FM; CLEVELAND, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KPFT (90.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLTN (102.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HBC HOUSTON LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

TV broadcast stations around Porter Heights:

  • K30CV (Channel 30; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KVQT-LP (Channel 24; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: C. DOWEN JOHNSON)
  • KVVV-LP (Channel 53; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KBTX-TV (Channel 3; BRYAN, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
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 ORIGINATED17$173,44921$171,49022$162,7700$00$01$66,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$163,3802$188,1953$206,4230$00$01$44,510
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$146,1805$173,83610$158,0534$34,9901$176,5602$41,725
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$230,7302$213,8156$178,4370$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$162,9931$81,6900$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6923.00

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$217,6981$140,840
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$263,5950$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$337,7400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6923.00

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