Sierra Blanca, Texas

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Population in 2010: 553. Population change since 2000: +3.8%
Males: 302  (54.6%)
Females: 251  (45.4%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79851.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,682 (it was $26,438 in 2000)
Sierra Blanca:

$22,682
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,563 (it was $10,768 in 2000)

Sierra Blanca CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $39,324 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Sierra Blanca:

$39,324
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $46,816; Detached houses: $54,338; Mobile homes: $6,474

Median gross rent in 2013: $724.

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  • Races in Sierra Blanca, TX (2010)

    Sierra Blanca races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sierra Blanca: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (4.3%), United States (3.9%), German (2.5%), Subsaharan African (1.5%), English (1.3%), Scottish (1.2%).

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,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sierra Blanca:

  • High school or higher: 71.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sierra Blanca CDP:

  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 15.1%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

158 residents are foreign born (23.9% Latin America).

This place:

24.7%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,573 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $617 (1.7%)

Sierra Blanca satellite photo by USGS

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

Sierra Blanca household income distribution Sierra Blanca home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (30%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (34%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (28%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Sierra Blanca, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Sierra Blanca 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 (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 46.3%
(45.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.9% for two or more races residents)
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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.5
Texas average:

14.4

Sierra Blanca travel time to work - commute Sierra Blanca mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

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
Hudspeth County:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hudspeth County:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Texas average:

7.14%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, TX  1.90% ($26,450 average AGI)


8.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Texas average:

6.69%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to El Paso County, TX  2.23% ($33,292 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:

Apr 23, 1987 08:35 PM, 10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 64m210ftTotal length
  • $8,000Total costs
  • 29,570Total average daily traffic
  • 14,141Total average daily truck traffic

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 Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Sierra Blanca compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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