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Population in 2010: 379. Population change since 2000: -12.1%
Males: 268  (70.9%)
Females: 111  (29.1%)

Median resident age:  34.4 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78383.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $75,927 (it was $41,786 in 2000)
Sandia:

$75,927
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,945

Sandia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,366 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Sandia:

$39,366
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,217; Detached houses: $156,533; Mobile homes: $119,892
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  • Hispanic - 249 (65.7%)
  • White alone - 123 (32.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sandia: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (7.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 129 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 392 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sandia:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sandia CDP:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 31.5%

10 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe).

This place:  4.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Sandia, Texas as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sandia to the number of sex offenders is 34 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $674 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.6%)

Sandia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (34.9 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (106.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Casa Blanca, TX (1.4 miles) , Pernitas Point, TX (1.7 miles ), K-Bar Ranch, TX (1.8 miles ), Lake City, TX (2.0 miles ), Paisano Park, TX (2.3 miles) , Edgewater-Paisano, TX (2.3 miles) , Edgewater Estates, TX (2.3 miles) , Orange Grove, TX (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 28.02 N, Longitude: 97.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 361

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (56%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (27%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (22%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (30%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (18%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Sandia-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/16/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Sandia place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 20.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sandia-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 91% 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 56.7 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 23.5 miles away from Sandia 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 62.9 miles away from the city 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 62.3 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 57.5 miles away from Sandia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jim Wells County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sandia:

  • AMERICAN MEDICAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES MATHIS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MATHIS, TX)
  • LAKEVIEW HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MATHIS, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Sandia, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandia:

  • Del Mar College (about 34 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,608)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 35 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 40 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Palo Alto College (about 99 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,782)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 100 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,518)
  • St Philips College (about 103 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 3,465)
  • San Antonio College (about 106 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 8,290)

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Notable locations in Sandia: Sandia Ambulance Services (A), Sandia Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sandia and their reported violations in the past:

ZEPHYR BAPTIST ENCAMPMENT (Population served: 470, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
QUICK STOP MODEL MARKET (Population served: 275, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-21-2002 to NOV-21-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2003)
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
FIESTA MARINA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.9%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sandia, TX

Sandia compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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


Sandia travel time to work - commute


Sandia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sandia CDP (based on Jim Wells County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.58%
Here59.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents63.4%23.6%3.6%2.9%1.6%
Congregations5.4%29.7%5.4%8.1%2.7%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%0.9%0.7%0.5%1.4%
Congregations13.5%5.4%2.7%2.7%24.3%
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: 10
Jim Wells County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Jim Wells County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Here:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jim Wells County:

8.9%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jim Wells County:

27.0%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
Texas:

15.7%

6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Nueces County, TX  1.38% ($35,331 average AGI)
from Duval County, TX  0.73% ($31,688)
from San Patricio County, TX  0.33% ($30,767)


6.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
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 Nueces County, TX  1.66% ($30,644 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.55% ($43,795)
to Duval County, TX  0.52% ($5,899)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sandia:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • 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.)
  • KOPY (1070 AM; 1 kW; ALICE, TX; Owner: SENDERO MULTIMEDIA, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KCCT (1150 AM; 1 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: RADIO KCCT, INC.)
  • KDAE (1590 AM; 1 kW; SINTON, TX; Owner: NUECES RADIO PARTNERS, LP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sandia:

  • KMXR (93.9 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSAB (99.9 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRYS-FM (99.1 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFTX (97.5 FM; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: QUALITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLTG (96.5 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KLUX (89.5 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: DIOCESAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KOUL (103.7 FM; SINTON, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KKLM (88.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMIQ (104.9 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: COTTON BROADCASTING)
  • KZFM (95.5 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: MALKAN FM ASSOCIATES)
  • KBNJ (91.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKBA (92.7 FM; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • KEDT-FM (90.3 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC BRAODCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KRXB (107.1 FM; BEEVILLE, TX; Owner: SHAFFER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • KNDA (102.9 FM; ALICE, TX; Owner: GUERRA ENTERPRISES)
  • KLHB (98.3 FM; ODEM, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KUKA (105.9 FM; SAN DIEGO, TX; Owner: IDEAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOPY-FM (92.1 FM; ALICE, TX; Owner: SCENDERO MULTIMEDIA, INC.)
  • KFLZ (106.9 FM; BISHOP, TX; Owner: DAVILA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBSO (94.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: REINA BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sandia:

  • KZTV (Channel 10; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: EAGLE CREEK BROADCASTING OF CORPUS CHRISTI, LLC)
  • KORO (Channel 28; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIII (Channel 3; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 3 OF CORPUS CHRISTI, INC.)
  • KRIS-TV (Channel 6; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: KVOA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEDT (Channel 16; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K50DW (Channel 50; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57FC (Channel 57; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KXCC-CA (Channel 45; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CASA OF CORPUS CHRISTI, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCX-LP (Channel 50; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: LOCALONE TEXAS, LTD.)

Sandia fatal accident list:

May 14, 2000 03:15 PM, Sr-359, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 1986 00:07 AM, 359, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sandia)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3.5 Mi Ese (Lat: 28.009472 Lon: -97.823889), Call Sign: KUW929, Licensee ID: L00096709
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2004, Expiration Date: 07/19/2014
    Registrant: Henry P Knolle Jr, Sandia, TX 78383, Phone: (361) 547-6326, Fax: (361) 547-9447, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sandia)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sandia)

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