For population 25 years and over in Santa Maria:
For population 15 years and over in Santa Maria CDP:
326 residents are foreign born (40.5% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199
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: Bluetown-Iglesia Antigua, TX (1.2 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 ), Mercedes, TX (2.6 miles ), Progreso, TX (2.6 miles ).
Latitude: 26.08 N, Longitude: 97.85 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 956
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Average climate in Santa Maria, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.211. This is significantly better than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.59. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 26.2. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 6.88. This is better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 44.1%
(44.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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No gay or lesbian households reported
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Religion statistics for Santa Maria (based on Cameron County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.84%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 47
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
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4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,083 average adjusted gross income)
0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,114 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,551 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($654 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
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