Santa Maria, Texas

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Population in 2010: 733. Population change since 2000: -13.4%
Males: 286  (39.1%)
Females: 447  (60.9%)
Median resident age:  29.9 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78592.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,186 (it was $16,917 in 2000)
Santa Maria:

$28,186
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,332 (it was $5,794 in 2000)

Santa Maria CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $36,157 (it was $28,100 in 2000)
Santa Maria:

$36,157
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $43,732; Detached houses: $51,006; Mobile homes: $8,532

Median gross rent in 2013: $430.

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  • Races in Santa Maria, TX (2010)

    Santa Maria races chart
    • 72999.5%Hispanic
    • 20.3%White alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Two or more races

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

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

Santa Maria, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Santa Maria:

  • High school or higher: 46.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Maria CDP:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

236 residents are foreign born (26.9% Latin America).

This place:

26.9%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $502 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $417 (1.2%)

Santa Maria satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (9.8 miles , pop. 102,051).

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

Santa Maria household income distribution Santa Maria home values distribution

Property values in Santa Maria, TX

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Average climate in Santa Maria, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Santa Maria-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 78% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Santa Maria-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 88% 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 304.4 miles away from the city 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 189.8 miles away from Santa Maria 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 444.5 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 114.1 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 196.8 miles away from Santa Maria center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 222.6 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 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: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Santa Maria topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • HEALING ANGEL HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • US RENAL CARE MID VALLEY WESLACO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/WESLACO (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • WESLACO REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; WESLACO, 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 15 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 26 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 26 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • South Texas College (about 27 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 101 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 120 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high schools in Santa Maria:

Public elementary/middle schools in Santa Maria:

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 52.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 9.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.99
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.4%
(34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.6% for other race 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

Santa Maria compared to Texas state average:

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

25.7
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
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: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
Texas:

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

18.6%
State:

15.7%

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($788 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.57% ($27,792 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($25,197)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,668)


3.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,002 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.60% ($29,477 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.35% ($28,091)
to Bexar County, TX  0.31% ($36,574)

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 persons involved: 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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