Santa Maria, Texas

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Population in 2010: 733.
Population change since 2000: -13.4%
Males: 393  (53.7%)
Females: 340  (46.3%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 78592.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,567 (it was $16,917 in 2000)
Santa Maria:

$32,567
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $14,206 (it was $5,794 in 2000)

Santa Maria CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $35,372 (it was $28,100 in 2000)
Santa Maria:

$35,372
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $42,302; detached houses: $42,219

Median gross rent in 2019: $625.

March 2019 cost of living index in Santa Maria: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.8%

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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Santa Maria, Texas as of November 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Santa Maria is 807 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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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

198 residents are foreign born (31.4% Latin America).

This place:

31.4%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,468 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $489 (1.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Santa Maria, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Santa Maria, TX in 2019

Property values in Santa Maria, TX

Santa Maria satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

11.2%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Santa Maria, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Apparel (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.6%)
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Truck transportation (10.5%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.4%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (41.2%)
  • Educational services (19.9%)
  • Apparel (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Santa Maria, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (21.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)

Average climate in Santa Maria, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 40.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3

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 slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 193.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2017 at 11:23:01, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Santa Maria center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from Santa Maria center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.7 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) 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) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from Santa Maria center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 2 (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 school 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Santa Maria:

Marital status in Santa Maria, TX
  • Never married: 44.9%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Santa Maria:

  • High school or higher: 47.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.3
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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
This county:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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:
Cameron County:

18.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

39.8%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

38.2%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Santa Maria:

27.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

43.1%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.1%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Santa Maria:

6.4
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.6%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Santa Maria:

47.0%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.0%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Santa Maria, TX Residents

3.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,067 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.32% ($34,480)
from Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($38,656)


3.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.63% ($38,428 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.40% ($43,022)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($33,006)

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:

Feb 17, 2009 06:50 AM, Us-281, Lat: 26.078381, Lon: -97.845439, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
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, Drunk persons involved: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Santa Maria)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Santa Maria, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (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)
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Santa Maria, TX
  • 96.7%Electricity
  • 3.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Santa Maria, TX
  • 100.0%Electricity


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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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