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Population in 2010: 733. Population change since 2000: -13.4%
Males: 320  (43.8%)
Females: 413  (56.2%)

Median resident age:  29.9 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78592.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,183 (it was $16,917 in 2000)
Santa Maria:

$22,183
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,266

Santa Maria CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,415 (it was $28,100 in 2000)
Santa Maria:

$32,415
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $39,825; Detached houses: $40,902; Mobile homes: $31,085

Median gross rent in 2012: $385.

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  • Hispanic - 729 (99.5%)
  • White alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Santa Maria: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Santa Maria, Texas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Santa Maria is mentioned 39 times on our forum:
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 3,138 people per square mile 
 
 (average).




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For population 25 years and over in Santa Maria:

  • High school or higher: 46.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Maria CDP:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

295 residents are foreign born

This place:  32.8%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $383 (1.2%)

Santa Maria satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (12.3 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (118.4 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (236.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Iglesia Antigua, TX (1.0 miles ), Bluetown-Iglesia Antigua, TX (1.2 miles ), Bluetown, TX (1.3 miles ), Relampago, TX (1.9 miles) , Arroyo Alto, TX (2.1 miles ), Bixby, TX (2.1 miles ), La Feria, TX (2.4 miles ), Solis, TX (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 26.08 N, Longitude: 97.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (21%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Santa Maria-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Santa Maria place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 15.5 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Santa Maria:

  • CALIDAD HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LA FERIA, TX)
  • LA LUZ HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LA FERIA, TX)
  • BIENVENIDOS HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MERCEDES, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Santa Maria, TX

Amtrak station near Santa Maria:

  • 13 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

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

  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 14 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,185)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 26 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,237)
  • South Texas College (about 27 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 28 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 101 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 120 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

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Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.8. This is better than average.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.211. This is significantly better than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.211
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.59. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.59
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 26.2. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.2
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 6.88. This is better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.88
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 42.1%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Santa Maria, TX

Santa Maria compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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


Santa Maria travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Santa Maria CDP (based on Cameron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.84%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents75.7%9.8%2.7%2.2%1.5%
Congregations16.6%17.5%5.4%14.8%3.6%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%1.0%0.9%3.7%
Congregations0.4%4.5%9.0%2.2%26.0%
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: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

15.7%

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,114 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($30,390 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.37% ($27,463)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,218)


4.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($654 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.65% ($27,968 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($24,193)
to Bexar County, TX  0.38% ($28,216)

Strongest AM radio stations in Santa Maria:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Santa Maria:

  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Santa Maria:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)

Santa Maria fatal accident list:

Jun 7, 2002 10:30 PM, Us-281, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 24, 1996 10:08 PM, 281, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 30, 1988 04:30 AM, 281, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Santa Maria)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Santa Maria, TX)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER CALLAIR A-9B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7792V , Serial Number: 1545, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 147, Santa Maria, TX 78592



Most common first names in Santa Maria, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Guadalupe1277.1 years
Jose780.2 years
Maria781.0 years
Juan672.8 years
Gilberto468.3 years
Antonio371.3 years
Francisca383.7 years
Ramon373.0 years
Ramona377.9 years
Cecilio273.0 years
Most common last names in Santa Maria, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cavazos1279.7 years
Garcia1179.2 years
Rodriguez1180.5 years
Villarreal878.5 years
Saldivar871.0 years
Ramon872.6 years
Ortiz766.9 years
Longoria576.0 years
Contreras581.8 years
Martinez576.2 years

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  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #12 (78592) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #71 (78592) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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