Sierra Blanca, Texas

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Population in 2010: 553.
Population change since 2000: +3.8%
Males: 243  (44.0%)
Females: 310  (56.0%)
Median resident age:

46.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 79851.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,204 (it was $26,438 in 2000)
Sierra Blanca:

$39,204
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,207 (it was $10,768 in 2000)

Sierra Blanca CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,535 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Sierra Blanca:

$88,535
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $63,499; detached houses: $69,186; mobile homes: $32,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sierra Blanca: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.2%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Sierra Blanca, TX (2010)
    • 40473.1%Hispanic
    • 11921.5%White alone
    • 162.9%Black alone
    • 81.4%Asian alone
    • 30.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Sierra Blanca, Texas as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sierra Blanca is 96 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (3.0%), European (2.5%), Scottish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4520 feet

Land area: 4.07 square miles.

Population density: 136 people per square mile   (very low).

Sierra Blanca, Texas map

68 residents are foreign born (9.2% Latin America, 1.5% Europe).

This place:

11.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,563 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $489 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Paso, TX (76.5 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (424.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Van Horn, TX (5.6 miles ),
Fort Hancock, TX (5.6 miles ),
Tornillo, TX (6.9 miles ),
Dell City, TX (7.3 miles ),
Fabens, TX (7.3 miles ),
Van Horn Rural, TX (7.3 miles ),
Agua Dulce, TX (7.5 miles ),
Morning Glory, TX (7.6 miles )

Latitude: 31.18 N, Longitude: 105.34 W

Area code: 915

Distribution of median household income in Sierra Blanca, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sierra Blanca, TX in 2017
Sierra Blanca satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Sierra Blanca, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (28.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.3%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (9.5%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.0%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (31.4%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (19.5%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (31.2%)
  • Public administration (26.4%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Sierra Blanca, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (15.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (19.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)

Average climate in Sierra Blanca, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Sierra Blanca-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 132.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 457.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 450.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 296.9 miles away from Sierra Blanca center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hudspeth County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sierra Blanca topographic map

Heliports located in Sierra Blanca:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sierra Blanca:

  • El Paso Community College (about 74 miles; El Paso, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 76 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 80 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 113 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 113 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • Sul Ross State University (about 116 miles; Alpine, TX; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 155 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)

Public high school in Sierra Blanca:

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Hudspeth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
86 people in federal detention centers in 2010
32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Sierra Blanca (2011 data):

  • TransPecos Banks: Transpecos Banks - Sierra Blanca at Highway 80 And Fm 1111, branch established on 1975/05/08. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $153.5 mil, Deposits: $139.5 mil, headquarters in Pecos, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Transpecos Financial Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Sierra Blanca:

Marital status in Sierra Blanca, TX
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Sierra Blanca:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sierra Blanca
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sierra Blanca, TX (based on Hudspeth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,4603
Evangelical Protestant2626
Mainline Protestant441
Other2-
None1,708-
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: 2
Hudspeth County:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hudspeth County:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hudspeth County:

16.4%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Sierra Blanca:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sierra Blanca:

20.1%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.3%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sierra Blanca:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.1%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Sierra Blanca:

80.6%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sierra Blanca, TX Residents

29.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

29.26%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from El Paso County, TX  22.03% ($49,727 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sierra Blanca:

  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KHEY (1380 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Sierra Blanca fatal accident list:

Jun 4, 2011 04:13 AM, Bi 10, Lat: 31.172603, Lon: -105.347081, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 23, 1987 08:35 PM, 10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 272ft / 82.7mTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 92,394Total average daily traffic
  • 33,158Total average daily truck traffic
  • 106,162Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sierra Blanca, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 151960-1969
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sierra Blanca, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sierra Blanca)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sierra Blanca, TX)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB5KWX, Grant Date: 10/31/1989, Expiration Date: 10/31/1999, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2002, Registrant: Lonny L Hillin, 101 Argim, Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
  • Call Sign: KC5DSH, Grant Date: 09/11/1995, Expiration Date: 10/12/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2005, Registrant: George A Stith, Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
  • Call Sign: KD7BNC, Licensee ID: L01403462, Grant Date: 05/29/2008, Expiration Date: 05/29/2018, Registrant: Randy L Coffman, Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
  • Call Sign: AF5WY, Licensee ID: L01928744, Grant Date: 03/13/2015, Expiration Date: 03/13/2025, Certifier: William T Mcvean, Registrant: William T Mcvean, Sierra Blanca, TX 79851

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: HUGHES 369HS (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: ALLISON 250-C20 (400 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 3051Q , Serial Number: 540601S, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 05/01/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Charlie Helicopter Co LLC, Po Box 130, Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 624SR , Serial Number: 2561, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 06/15/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 10/30/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Mile High Resources LLC, 2000 Love Rd, Sierra Blanca, TX 79851

Most common first names in Sierra Blanca, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James477.7 years
William478.0 years
Robert481.5 years
George374.7 years
John374.3 years
Frank281.0 years
Albert269.5 years
Refugio278.0 years
Elizabeth288.5 years
Esther263.5 years
Most common last names in Sierra Blanca, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ramirez1175.1 years
Mcadoo584.0 years
Love578.2 years
Baylor485.5 years
Rose462.7 years
Diaz377.6 years
Kypfer371.3 years
Gomez378.6 years
Neely379.0 years
Peace367.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sierra Blanca, TX
  • 55.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.0%Electricity
  • 8.8%Other fuel
  • 4.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sierra Blanca, TX
  • 93.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.8%Electricity


Sierra Blanca compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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