Sandia, Texas

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Population in 2010: 379. Population change since 2000: -12.1%
Males: 163  (43.3%)
Females: 216  (56.7%)
Median resident age:  13.2 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78383.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,962 (it was $41,786 in 2000)
Sandia:

$51,962
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,918 (it was $11,516 in 2000)

Sandia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $35,637 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Sandia:

$35,637
TX:

$132,000
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  • Races in Sandia, TX (2010)

    Sandia races chart
    • 24965.7%Hispanic
    • 12332.5%White alone
    • 51.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.5%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sandia: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (3.3%), Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 129 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

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

Sandia,TX real estate house value index trend

Sandia, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Sandia:

  • High school or higher: 40.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sandia CDP:

  • Never married: 3.5%
  • Now married: 80.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Sandia, Texas as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sandia to the number of sex offenders is 29 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $690 (1.6%)

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

Sandia household income distribution Sandia home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (41%)
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • 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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (77%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Sandia, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sandia-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 24% smaller 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 below Texas state average. It is 84% 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 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 366.5 miles away from Sandia 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 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 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 Sandia center
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) earthquake occurred 434.4 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 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: 4, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sandia topographic map

Hospitals and 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandia:

  • Coastal Bend College (about 30 miles; Beeville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • Del Mar College (about 34 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 35 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 40 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Victoria College (about 78 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 78 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • Palo Alto College (about 99 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)

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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:

LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI RV PARK & MARINA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-14-2012)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sandia that have no violations reported:

  • ZEPHYR BAPTIST ENCAMPMENT (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.3%
(23.5% 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

Sandia compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Texas average:

14.4

Sandia travel time to work - commute Sandia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,2589
Evangelical Protestant7,66031
Mainline Protestant9668
Other6032
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox372
None14,121-
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: 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
Jim Wells County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jim Wells County:

27.0%
Texas:

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

14.4%
State:

15.7%

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,430 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nueces County, TX  1.39% ($42,041 average AGI)
from Duval County, TX  0.62% ($19,640)
from Bexar County, TX  0.33% ($31,065)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nueces County, TX  1.69% ($39,077 average AGI)
to Duval County, TX  0.61% ($34,238)
to San Patricio County, TX  0.30% ($28,667)

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 persons involved: 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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