Santa Cruz, Texas

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Population in 2010: 54. Population change since 2000: -91.4%
Males: 26  (49.7%)
Females: 28  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78582.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,630 (it was $16,563 in 2000)
Santa Cruz:

$23,630
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,270 (it was $4,493 in 2000)

Santa Cruz CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,588 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Santa Cruz:

$52,588
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $42,370; Detached houses: $42,370
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Santa Cruz: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.4%).

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

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For population 25 years and over in Santa Cruz:

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.5%
  • Unemployed: 18.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Cruz CDP:

  • Never married: 47.8%
  • Now married: 14.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 28.5%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

52 residents are foreign born

This place:  29.5%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $479 (0.9%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

14.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (55%)
  • Retail trade (45%)
  • 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 (56%)
  • Educational services (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Assemblers and fabricators (29%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Other transportation workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)

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 2012: 26.9%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Santa Cruz compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (76%)
  • Utility gas (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.77%
Here: 78.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents95.0%1.9%0.9%0.8%1.4%
Congregations48.4%19.4%3.2%9.7%19.4%
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: 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%

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)

Santa Cruz on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #25 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #61 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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