Santa Cruz, Texas

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Population in 2010: 54. Population change since 2000: -91.4%
Males: 22  (42.3%)
Females: 32  (57.7%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78582.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,922 (it was $16,563 in 2000)
Santa Cruz:

$24,922
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,093 (it was $4,493 in 2000)

Santa Cruz CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,587 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Santa Cruz:

$78,587
TX:

$132,000
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Santa Cruz: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.41 square miles.

Population density: 133 people per square mile   (very low).

Santa Cruz,TX real estate house value index trend

Santa Cruz, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Santa Cruz:

  • High school or higher: 58.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.9%
  • Unemployed: 18.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Cruz CDP:

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 21.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 41.6%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

55 residents are foreign born (42.3% Latin America).

This place:

42.3%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $561 (1.0%)

Santa Cruz satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (34.2 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (128.0 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (215.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: El Chaparral, TX (0.2 miles ), Garza-Salinas II, TX (0.7 miles ), El Refugio, TX (0.8 miles ), La Puerta, TX (0.9 miles ), B and E, TX (1.0 miles ), Las Lomas, TX (1.1 miles ), Amada Acres, TX (1.3 miles) , Camargito, TX (1.3 miles ).

Latitude: 26.35 N, Longitude: 98.77 W

Santa Cruz household income distribution Santa Cruz home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

12.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (52%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (46%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food 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
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (52%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (46%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (100%)
  • 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%)
  • Legal occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Santa Cruz, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Santa Cruz-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 343.7 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 390.2 miles away from Santa Cruz 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 174.8 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 104.3 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 183.4 miles away from Santa Cruz 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 182.5 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 Starr County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Santa Cruz topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Santa Cruz:

  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RIO GRANDE CITY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • MY SWEET HOME HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • LVN HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)
  • SUNGLO HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Santa Cruz:

  • South Texas College (about 34 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 38 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 69 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 86 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Laredo Community College (about 93 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 95 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 98 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)

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Starr 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 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

40.0
Texas average:

14.4

Santa Cruz travel time to work - commute Santa Cruz mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Santa Cruz CDP (based on Starr County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15615
Evangelical Protestant2,36827
Other5443
Mainline Protestant3942
None30,506-
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: 9
Starr County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Starr County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Starr County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Starr County:

27.1%
Texas:

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

14.7%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Santa Cruz:

43.2%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

38.7%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Santa Cruz:

27.7
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

43.6%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Santa Cruz:

4.6%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

26.9%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Santa Cruz:

44.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Santa Cruz:

77.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Santa Cruz, TX Residents

3.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.01%
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 Hidalgo County, TX  1.10% ($27,585 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.29% ($23,564)
from Zapata County, TX  0.12% ($32,682)


4.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
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 Hidalgo County, TX  1.86% ($28,446 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($23,259)
to Webb County, TX  0.12% ($25,391)

Strongest AM radio stations in Santa Cruz:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Santa Cruz:

  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KBMI (97.7 FM; ROMA, TX; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)

TV broadcast stations around Santa Cruz:

  • K06MY (Channel 6; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • No fuel used (13%)

Santa Cruz compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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