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Population in 2012: 573 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.7%
 

Males: 300  (52.5%)
Females: 273  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  32.6 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78590.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,091 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
San Perlita:

$20,091
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,527

San Perlita city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,429 (it was $26,300 in 2000)
San Perlita:

$35,429
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $37,266; Detached houses: $38,272; Mobile homes: $25,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $332.

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  • Hispanic - 538 (93.9%)
  • White alone - 35 (6.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Perlita: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (4.4%), Scottish (1.8%), United States (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,128 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in San Perlita:

  • High school or higher: 62.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Perlita city:

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 1.9%

154 residents are foreign born

This city:  22.3%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,117 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $472 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (21.6 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (87.2 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (210.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Willamar, TX (2.4 miles) , Raymondville, TX (3.0 miles ), Los Angeles Subdivision, TX (3.0 miles) , Santa Monica, TX (3.2 miles) , Bausell and Ellis, TX (3.2 miles) , Lyford, TX (3.3 miles ), Ranchette Estates, TX (3.3 miles) , Lyford South, TX (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 26.50 N, Longitude: 97.64 W

Area code: 956

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

14.2%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +173 (+34.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (25%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

San Perlita-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the San Perlita city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 27.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

San Perlita-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 87.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Willacy County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near San Perlita:

  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RAYMONDVILLE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RAYMONDVILLE, TX)
  • WILLACY COUNTY GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; RAYMONDVILLE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to San Perlita:

  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 20 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,185)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 38 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 43 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,237)
  • South Texas College (about 43 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 73 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 87 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 89 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

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Willacy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 49.3%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 53.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.9% for other race residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  80.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in San Perlita, TX

San Perlita compared to Texas state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


San Perlita travel time to work - commute


San Perlita mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for San Perlita city (based on Willacy County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.44%
Here77.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents77.1%10.5%3.8%2.1%1.3%
Congregations20.6%11.8%8.8%2.9%8.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.1%0.9%0.8%0.5%2.2%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.9%5.9%29.4%
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: 1
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Willacy County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Willacy County:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Texas:

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

18.0%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,787$21,4441$669
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$884
Totals for Government 1$1,787$21,4442$1,553


5.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cameron County, TX  1.42% ($30,398 average AGI)
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.91% ($24,170)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($19,105)


6.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cameron County, TX  2.41% ($26,490 average AGI)
to Hidalgo County, TX  1.16% ($29,000)
to Travis County, TX  0.30% ($22,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in San Perlita:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in San Perlita:

  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, 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)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTER (90.7 FM; RUDOLPH, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around San Perlita:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMAO-LP (Channel 50; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ)
  • KRYM-LP (Channel 55; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ALMA L. RODRIGUEZ)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in San Perlita)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Exxons Willamar Field Sta 6 Mi Se (Lat: 26.443111 Lon: -97.571083), Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: KNJP364, Licensee ID: L00011605
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/26/2005, Expiration Date: 11/21/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2011
    Registrant: Exxon Communications Company, Gsc-Gw3-366b, Houston, TX 77210-4934, Phone: (713) 431-4134, Fax: (713) 431-6036, Email:
  • San Jose Separator Station 12.5 Mi N (Lat: 26.679778 Lon: -97.609722), Call Sign: WCZ540, Licensee ID: L00011605
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/1998, Expiration Date: 10/14/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2003
    Registrant: Exxon Communications Co, Rm 1619 Fannin Bldg, Houston, TX 77210-4276, Phone: (713) 656-1827

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KF5DRP, Licensee ID: L01527614
    Grant Date: 11/02/2009, Expiration Date: 11/02/2019, Certifier: Terry A Wolfe
    Registrant: Terry A Wolfe, San Perlita, TX 78590


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