Scissors, Texas

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Population in 2010: 3,186. Population change since 2000: +13.6%
Males: 1,533  (48.1%)
Females: 1,653  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  22.2 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78537.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,903 (it was $18,963 in 2000)
Scissors:

$30,903
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $8,472 (it was $4,914 in 2000)

Scissors CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,762 (it was $30,900 in 2000)
Scissors:

$58,762
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,111; Detached houses: $117,102; Townhouses or other attached units: $329,213; In 2-unit structures: $93,546; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,982; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,080; Mobile homes: $38,157; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,116

Median gross rent in 2013: $559.

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  • Races in Scissors, TX (2010)

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    • 3,10797.5%Hispanic
    • 782.4%White alone
    • 10.03%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Scissors: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,866 people per square mile   (low).

Scissors,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Scissors:

  • High school or higher: 27.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scissors CDP:

  • Never married: 41.3%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

1,028 residents are foreign born (35.3% Latin America).

This place:

35.3%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $987 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $668 (1.3%)

Scissors satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (4.0 miles , pop. 102,051).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (118.0 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (231.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Midway South, TX (1.5 miles ), Donna, TX (1.5 miles ), Villa Verde, TX (1.7 miles ), Midway North, TX (2.0 miles ), Weslaco, TX (2.0 miles ), Southeast Hidalgo, TX (2.0 miles ), South Alamo, TX (2.1 miles ), Llano Grande, TX (2.2 miles ).

Latitude: 26.14 N, Longitude: 98.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Scissors household income distribution Scissors home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Scissors, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Scissors-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 23.4 miles away from the Scissors place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 27.8 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scissors-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 312.3 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 185.0 miles away from Scissors 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 432.7 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 109.3 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 192.4 miles away from Scissors 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 191.7 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 Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scissors topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Scissors:

  • FRIENDS HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; DONNA, TX)
  • IMS HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; DONNA, TX)
  • JOHN KNOX VIL OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • GBS HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; DONNA, TX)
  • BETTER LIVING HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; DONNA, TX)
  • SAMBRITT LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • MISSION KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; MISSION, TX)

Amtrak station near Scissors:

  • 13 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scissors:

  • South Texas College (about 15 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 15 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 25 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 39 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 97 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)

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Hidalgo 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 2012 was 56.6. This is better than average.

City:

56.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 28.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.0%
(40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.4% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  92.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Scissors compared to Texas state average:

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

25.1
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • No fuel used (8%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Scissors CDP (based on Hidalgo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
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: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Hidalgo County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
Hidalgo County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

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

15.8%
State:

15.7%

3.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($416 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($29,477 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($27,672)
from Starr County, TX  0.16% ($28,446)


3.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cameron County, TX  0.32% ($27,792 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($32,054)
to Bexar County, TX  0.24% ($34,839)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scissors:

  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • 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.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 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 Scissors:

  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Scissors:

  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Paul H Brown, 1.6 Miles Sw Scissors (Lat: 26.123417 Lon: -98.072500), Type: 297.0, Overall height: 297 m
    Registrant: 9564875606, Sfvale@aol.Com

Scissors on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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