South Alamo, Texas

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Population in 2010: 3,361. Population change since 2000: +8.4%
Males: 1,859  (55.3%)
Females: 1,502  (44.7%)
Median resident age:  21.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78516.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,391 (it was $13,906 in 2000)
South Alamo:

$29,391
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $6,270 (it was $3,162 in 2000)

South Alamo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $38,633 (it was $30,300 in 2000)
South Alamo:

$38,633
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $46,922; Detached houses: $46,615; Mobile homes: $43,602
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  • Races in South Alamo, TX (2010)

    South Alamo races chart
    • 3,32899.0%Hispanic
    • 321.0%White alone
    • 10.03%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South Alamo: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (2.1%), German (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,665 people per square mile   (low).

South Alamo,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in South Alamo:

  • High school or higher: 27.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Alamo CDP:

  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 2.1%

1,606 residents are foreign born (35.6% Latin America).

This place:

35.6%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $978 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $570 (1.7%)

South Alamo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (8.0 miles , pop. 102,051).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (118.5 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (229.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Alamo, TX (1.6 miles ), San Juan, TX (2.0 miles ), Donna, TX (2.0 miles ), Scissors, TX (2.1 miles ), North Alamo, TX (2.1 miles ), Midway South, TX (2.4 miles ), Pharr, TX (2.4 miles ), Midway North, TX (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 26.15 N, Longitude: 98.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

South Alamo household income distribution South Alamo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)

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

Average climate in South Alamo, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Alamo-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 27.2 miles away from the South Alamo place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 32.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Alamo-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 314.7 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 429.0 miles away from South Alamo 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 184.0 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 108.4 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 191.5 miles away from South Alamo 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 190.8 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 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).
South Alamo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Alamo:

  • RAPIDO HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ALAMO, TX)
  • RIO HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ALAMO, TX)
  • BETTER LIVING HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DONNA, TX)
  • SAN JUAN NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SAN JUAN, TX)
  • GBS HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DONNA, TX)
  • FRIENDS HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DONNA, TX)
  • ABILITY AND PERFORMANCE HOME CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SAN JUAN, TX)

Amtrak station near South Alamo:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Alamo:

  • South Texas College (about 10 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 12 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 29 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 43 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 119 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 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 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 12.3 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 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 59.4%
(31.7% for Black residents, 59.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.0% for other race residents, 97.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  90.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

South Alamo compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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:

35.3
Texas average:

14.4

South Alamo travel time to work - commute South Alamo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • No fuel used (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • 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 South Alamo 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 South Alamo:

  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • 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 South Alamo:

  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K248AM (97.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Alamo:

  • 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.)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • 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)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 2,060Total average daily traffic
  • 41Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,280Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$74,8044$70,4535$104,9742$14,0751$53,4701$40,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$80,3303$85,5831$26,6000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$45,2002$45,46012$69,9139$30,4221$21,4402$32,545
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$111,2001$22,7300$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$83,6902$46,2350$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0220.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$131,470
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0220.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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