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Population in 2010: 3,186.
Population change since 2000: +13.6%
Males: 1,630  (51.2%)
Females: 1,556  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

23.7 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 78537.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $23,909 (it was $18,963 in 2000)
Scissors:

$23,909
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $6,928 (it was $4,914 in 2000)

Scissors CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,450 (it was $30,900 in 2000)
Scissors:

$67,450
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $124,572; detached houses: $136,969; townhouses or other attached units: $137,414; in 2-unit structures: $168,023; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,550; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $107,271; mobile homes: $50,335; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $30,345

Median gross rent in 2019: $497.

March 2019 cost of living index in Scissors: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 60.9%
(62.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.5% for other race residents, 51.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Scissors, TX (2019)
    • 3,62998.4%Hispanic
    • 862.3%Two or more races
    • 140.4%White alone

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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, Texas map

1,158 residents are foreign born (31.7% Latin America).

This place:

31.7%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $726 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $894 (1.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Scissors, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Scissors, TX in 2019

Scissors satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

12.5%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Scissors, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (21.2%)
  • Construction (16.3%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Apparel (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.4%)
  • Construction (24.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Truck transportation (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (20.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.7%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Scissors, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (20.2%)
  • Carpenters (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (22.8%)
  • Carpenters (10.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (14.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)

Average climate in Scissors, 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 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.3. This is about average.

City:

82.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

8.5

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 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 188.7 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 99.1 miles away from Scissors 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 185.0 miles away from Scissors center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.4 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 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) earthquake occurred 109.3 miles away from the city 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 Hidalgo County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

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

For population 15 years and over in Scissors:

Marital status in Scissors, TX
  • Never married: 43.2%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Scissors:

  • High school or higher: 38.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

23.7
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Scissors, TX (based on Hidalgo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Texas:

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.
Texas:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hidalgo County:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
Texas:

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

15.8%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.5%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Scissors:

45.4%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Scissors:

27.7
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Scissors:

27.9%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Scissors:

11.9%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Scissors:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.0%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Scissors:

51.2%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.8%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scissors, TX Residents

2.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.70%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($38,428 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.21% ($37,634)
from Bexar County, TX  0.17% ($57,802)


3.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bexar County, TX  0.33% ($42,402 average AGI)
to Cameron County, TX  0.29% ($40,000)
to Harris County, TX  0.27% ($36,059)

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)
Scissors fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Scissors fatal accident list:

Oct 7, 2013 03:00 AM, Cr-Lott Rd, Lat: 26.141172, Lon: -98.056347, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Paul H Brown, 1.6 Miles Sw Scissors (Lat: 26.123417 Lon: -98.072500), Type: 297.0, Overall height: 297 m, Registrant: Wood, Maines & Brown, Pbrown@wmblaw.Org, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 293-5333

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Scissors, TX
  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Scissors, TX
  • 68.1%Electricity
  • 22.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.9%Utility gas


Scissors compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Scissors on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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