Sarita, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 382.
Males: 200  (52.4%)
Females: 182  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $24,806 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Sarita:

$24,806
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,262 (it was $17,959 in 2000)

Sarita CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $110,642 (it was $53,300 in 2000)
Sarita:

$110,642
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $463,285; Detached houses: $462,017
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  • Races in Sarita, TX (2000)

    Sarita races chart
    • 32779.0%Hispanic
    • 8420.3%White alone
    • 20.5%Asian alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sarita: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1456.8 square miles.

Population density: 0.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Sarita, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Sarita:

  • High school or higher: 57.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sarita CCD:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sarita CCD:  0.4% ($217)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Sarita satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (46.3 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (64.4 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (185.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Encino, TX (4.9 miles) , Los Angeles Subdivision, TX (5.0 miles) , San Perlita, TX (5.1 miles ), La Sara, TX (5.1 miles ), Raymondville, TX (5.1 miles ), Ranchette Estates, TX (5.2 miles) , Port Mansfield, TX (5.3 miles ), Lasara, TX (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 26.86 N, Longitude: 97.74 W

Area code: 361

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (68%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Private households (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (32%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (27%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (3%)
  • Cashiers (15%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)

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

Average climate in Sarita, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sarita-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Sarita place center .

On 4/19/1965, a category F3 tornado 38.2 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Sarita-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 85% 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 354.5 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 136.9 miles away from Sarita 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 62.3 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 415.6 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 143.5 miles away from Sarita 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 142.8 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 Kenedy County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fire: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sarita:

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 45 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 47 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 47 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 55 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 65 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 66 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 69 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)

Public elementary/middle school in Sarita:

  • SARITA EL (Students: 83, Location: 150 E LA PARRA ST, Grades: PK-6)
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Notable location: Kenedy County Sheriff's Office (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.3%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.7%
4 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

26.8
Texas average:

15.6

Sarita travel time to work - commute Sarita mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sarita CCD (based on Kenedy County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1252
Evangelical Protestant--
None291-
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenedy County:

26.9%
Texas:

26.6%

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sarita:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • 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.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sarita:

  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KTER (90.7 FM; RUDOLPH, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)

TV broadcast stations around Sarita:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 31m102ftTotal length
  • 34,820Total average daily traffic
  • 4,062Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sarita)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • On Hwy 77 1.6 Km S (Lat: 27.209222 Lon: -97.786944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 69 m, Overall height: 75 m, Call Sign: WPJW872
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.912 MHzGrant Date: 11/26/1996, Expiration Date: 11/26/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2005, Certifier: Brian BlackRegistrant: Trott Communications Group Inc, 1425 Greenway Dr Ste 350, Irving, TX 75038, Fax: (214) 580-0641

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Us 77 6.5 Mi S (Lat: 27.136167 Lon: -97.793333), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNPD747, Licensee ID: L00003043
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0600 MHz, 151.025 MHz, 47.1600 MHz, 151.055 MHz, 156.135 MHzGrant Date: 07/17/1996, Expiration Date: 08/29/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2001Registrant: State Of Texas, 125 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701-2483, Phone: (512) 787-2771
  • Exxons Sarita Gas Plant 5.3 Mi Ne (Lat: 27.251167 Lon: -97.735833), Call Sign: KNCU904, Licensee ID: L00011605
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHzGrant Date: 09/22/2001, Expiration Date: 12/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2011Registrant: Exxon Communications Company, Gsc-Gw3-366b, Houston, TX 77210-4934, Phone: (713) 431-4134, Fax: (713) 431-6036, Email:
  • Lat: 27.104417 Lon: -97.529222, Call Sign: WQJP464
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.325 MHz, 466.025 MHz, 467.025 MHz, 467.175 MHz, 456.825 MHzGrant Date: 11/17/2008, Expiration Date: 11/17/2018, Certifier: Daniel PittsRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • BAFFIN BAY, 149 Pr 381 (Lat: 27.183889 Lon: -97.596944), Call Sign: WQPD704
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, 467.237 MHz, 467.262 MHz, 467.287 MHz, 467.312 MHz, 467.337 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 467.437 MHzGrant Date: 04/17/2012, Expiration Date: 04/17/2022, Certifier: Eric GagnonRegistrant: Town Communications, Ardmore, PA 19003, Phone: (610) 649-2859, Fax: (610) 896-5724, Email:
  • Lat: 26.996083 Lon: -97.570417, Call Sign: WQWE460
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.475 MHz, 468.525 MHz, 468.500 MHz, 468.475 MHz, 469.825 MHzGrant Date: 07/30/2015, Expiration Date: 07/30/2025, Certifier: Todd HarrisonRegistrant: S&p Communications, 6712 Randolph Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78233, Phone: (210) 656-5073, Fax: (210) 656-5182, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 10 Mi N And E (Lat: 27.278000 Lon: -97.632861), Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPNN852
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2008, Expiration Date: 08/05/2018Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:
  • SA13XC516, King Ranch North Hwy 77 (Tx21023-A) (Lat: 27.092944 Lon: -97.788056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 97.2 m, Overall height: 99.4 m, Call Sign: WQST510, Licensee ID: L01744207
    Assigned Frequencies: 11135.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+22 more)Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 11/13/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
  • KENEDY RANCH, King Ranch North Hwy 77 (Tx21023-A) (Lat: 27.092944 Lon: -97.788056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 97.2 m, Overall height: 99.4 m, Call Sign: WQTI792
    Assigned Frequencies: 6271.36 MHz, 6389.96 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/2014, Expiration Date: 02/11/2024, Certifier: Kevin B CoyneRegistrant: Fiberlight, LLC, 4360 Beltway Pl, Suite 230, Arlington, TX 76018, Phone: (972) 832-3176, Email:
  • SARITA, 1 Mi S Of (Lat: 27.209167 Lon: -97.786944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.5 m, Overall height: 75 m, Call Sign: WHS977, Licensee ID: L00896575
    Assigned Frequencies: 2171.60 MHz, 2171.60 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz... (+8 more)Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/04/2004, Certifier: Robert A EstyRegistrant: International Communications Group, Inc. D/B/A Corban Networks

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Sarita compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Sarita on our top lists:

  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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