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Population in 2012: 2,896 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.6%
 

Males: 1,596  (55.1%)
Females: 1,300  (44.9%)

Median resident age:  52.1 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78597.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,536 (it was $45,417 in 2000)
South Padre Island:

$49,536
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $43,643

South Padre Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $273,054 (it was $154,100 in 2000)
South Padre Island:

$273,054
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $347,082; Detached houses: $441,888; Townhouses or other attached units: $413,695; In 2-unit structures: $309,633; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $226,448; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,762; Mobile homes: $187,982

Median gross rent in 2012: $895.

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  • White alone - 1,893 (67.2%)
  • Hispanic - 828 (29.4%)
  • Asian alone - 40 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 29 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Padre Island: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (17.0%), English (15.5%), Irish (11.1%), Scottish (4.5%), French (4.3%), Danish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,597 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in South Padre Island:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Padre Island town:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

270 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

This town:  9.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in South Padre Island, Texas as of September 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in South Padre Island to the number of sex offenders is 1,448 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,287 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,805 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brownsville, TX (23.3 miles , pop. 139,722).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (113.7 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (245.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Port Isabel, TX (1.9 miles ), Laguna Heights, TX (2.4 miles ), East Cameron, TX (2.7 miles) , Laguna Vista, TX (2.8 miles ), Bayview, TX (3.8 miles ), Del Mar Heights, TX (4.0 miles ), Chula Vista, TX (4.1 miles ), Chula Vista-Orason, TX (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 2001: 59 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2003: 72 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $242,200
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $242,700
  • 2006: 64 buildings, average cost: $242,700
  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $481,700
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $481,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $511,800
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $481,900
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $401,100
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $360,900

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 26.11 N, Longitude: 97.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,125 (+74.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 581 (50.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

South Padre Island household income distribution South Padre Island home values distribution

Property values in South Padre Island, TX


 

Crime rates in South Padre Island by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 011000200000
per 100,000 0.039.540.30.00.00.072.80.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3461116121311711814
per 100,000 121.1158.2241.9437.0610.5451.0473.2393.3242.7377.9278.3480.4
Robberies 657101051812684
per 100,000 242.2197.7282.3397.3381.5187.936.4286.0416.1206.1278.3137.3
Assaults 271724194063383151372333
per 100,000 1090.0672.2967.7754.91526.12367.51383.31108.31768.41271.0800.01132.5
Burglaries 128108115737910510313478976052
per 100,000 5167.54270.54637.12900.33014.13945.93749.54790.82704.63332.22087.01784.5
Thefts 540579504565481521547549622473486591
per 100,000 21800.622894.420322.622447.418351.819579.119912.619628.221567.316248.716904.320281.4
Auto thefts 272222181633371815151215
per 100,000 1090.0869.9887.1715.1610.51240.11346.9643.5520.1515.3417.4514.8
Arson 210100000000
per 100,000 80.739.50.039.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 1396.01375.71438.81452.71554.11674.41616.71465.91443.21260.61080.01331.4

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Crime rate in South Padre Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 38 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.61
Texas average:

1.95

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +749 (+44.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Lawyers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Financial managers (3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3%)

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Tornado activity:

South Padre Island-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the South Padre Island town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 32.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Local government website: www.townspi.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Padre Island:

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 25 miles; Brownsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,237)
  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 35 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 2,185)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 67 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • South Texas College (about 68 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 108 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 112 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 116 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

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Notable locations in South Padre Island: Fisherman's Wharf Marina (A), South Padre Island Fire Department (B), South Padre Island Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in South Padre Island: Island Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Schlitterbaun Water Parks (Water Parks & Slides; 90 Park Blvd Hwy 100), Ben's Fun & Sun (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6701 Padre Boulevard), Breakwater Rentals (Amusement & Theme Parks; Padre Boulevard).

Hotels: Bahia Mar Resort and Conference Center (6300 Padre Boulevard), Bahia Mar Resort (6300 Padre Boulevard), Beach Condos at Tres Palmas (2201 Gulf Boulevard), Casa Bella Inn & Resort (5601 Padre Boulevard), Miramar Resort Motel (1200 Padre Blvd), Budget Host Flamingo Hotel (3408 Padre Boulevard), Beachside Bar & Grill (310 Padre Boulevard), Best Western Fiesta Isles Htl (5701 Padre Boulevard), Beachside Inn & Suites (4500 Padre Boulevard).

 
Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is about average.
City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.8%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 44.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in South Padre Island, TX

South Padre Island compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in South Padre Island (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: South Padre Branch at 550 Padre Blvd, branch established on 1974/12/09. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank of South Padre Island: First National Bank Of South Padre I at 709 Park Road 100, branch established on 1983/12/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $58.1 mil, Deposits: $52.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Laguna Madre Bancshares, Inc.
  • South Padre Bank, National Association: at 2700 Padre Boulevard, branch established on 1999/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $39.2 mil, Deposits: $31.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • International Bank of Commerce: South Padre Island Branch at 911 Padre Boulevard, branch established on 1990/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $952.8 mil, Deposits: $601.8 mil, headquarters in Brownsville, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • Lone Star National Bank: South Padre Island Branch at 601 Padre Boulevard, branch established on 2006/05/15. Info updated 2010/05/05: Bank assets: $2,174.7 mil, Deposits: $1,815.0 mil, headquarters in Pharr, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Lone Star National Bancshares--texas, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in South Padre Island, Texas:

  • Pearl South Padre Island Beach Hotel & Condos, 310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-6551, Fax: (956) 761-6570
  • Best Western Fiesta Isles, 5701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-4913, Fax: (956) 761-4954
  • Motel 6 #1237 South Padre Island, 4013 Padre Is Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-7911, Fax: (956) 761-6339
  • Ramada LTD, 4109 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-4097
  • Super 8 Motel, 4205 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-6300
  • Howard Johnson, 1709 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-5658, Fax: (956) 761-5520
  • America's Best Value Inn, 3813 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-8500, Fax: (956) 761-5131
  • Comfort Suites, 912 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 , Phone: (956) 772-9020
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in South Padre Island, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


South Padre Island travel time to work - commute


South Padre Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

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Religion statistics for South Padre Island town (based on Cameron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.84%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents75.7%9.8%2.7%2.2%1.5%
Congregations16.6%17.5%5.4%14.8%3.6%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%1.0%0.9%3.7%
Congregations0.4%4.5%9.0%2.2%26.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,759$47,2770$0
Other Government Administration 6$24,126$48,2520$0
Judicial and Legal 2$5,969$35,8142$3,875
Police Protection - Officers 24$116,031$58,01640$57,657
Police - Other 10$26,502$31,80241$55,501
Firefighters 19$79,629$50,2920$0
Fire - Other 1$4,789$57,4680$0
Streets and Highways 18$67,733$45,1554$5,154
Health 4$16,330$48,99029$35,362
Other and Unallocable 40$102,510$30,75314$18,633
Totals for Government 128$459,378$43,067130$176,182

South Padre Island government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,937,000 ($1014.16)
    Financial Administration: $1,853,000 ($639.85)
    Police Protection: $1,211,000 ($418.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $755,000 ($260.70)
    Fire Protection: $732,000 ($252.76)
    Health Services - Other: $279,000 ($96.34)
    Transit Utilities: $239,000 ($82.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $354,000 ($122.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $397,000 ($137.09)
    Fire Protection: $203,000 ($70.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $95,000 ($32.80)
    Police Protection: $87,000 ($30.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,633,000 ($1254.49)

South Padre Island government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $883,000 ($304.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($2.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $417,000 ($143.99)
    Interest Earnings: $323,000 ($111.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $331,000 ($114.30)
    All Other: $45,000 ($15.54)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $4,846,000 ($1673.34)
    Property: $2,145,000 ($740.68)
    Total General Sales: $1,288,000 ($444.75)
    Public Utilities: $653,000 ($225.48)
    NEC: $432,000 ($149.17)

South Padre Island government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,017,000 ($2423.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,327,000 ($2184.74)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $690,000 ($238.26)

South Padre Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,358,000 ($2195.44)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $180,000 ($62.15)

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,114 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($30,390 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.37% ($27,463)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,218)


4.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($654 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.65% ($27,968 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($24,193)
to Bexar County, TX  0.38% ($28,216)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Padre Island:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • 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.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Padre Island:

  • KNVO-FM (101.1 FM; PORT ISABEL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KESO (92.7 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZSP (95.3 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, 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.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Padre Island:

  • 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.)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

South Padre Island, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 41
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 180
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 197
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 468
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of South Padre Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • TXBR_SouthPadreIs, 5101 Laguan Blvd (Lat: 26.123694 Lon: -97.171917), Type: Bant, Structure height: 56.7 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: KNKA651
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2007, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Gene Dejordy Esq
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • 6403 Padre Boulevard (Lat: 26.133556 Lon: -97.172806), Type: Building, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 28.7 m, Call Sign: KNKA430
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2007, Expiration Date: 10/01/2017
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • LARRY DAVALOS, 334 Padre Blvd. (Lat: 26.097778 Lon: -97.161667), Type: 98.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 9567617969, , 334 PADRE BLVD.

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in South Padre Island, TX)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Padre Island)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3364U , Serial Number: 18254764, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Inertia Tours Inc, 1515 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 36906 , Serial Number: 414A0836, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald L Blackwell, 425 Padre Blvd # 2, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M-18LA (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 103 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 488M , Serial Number: 103, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Jan K Slaughter, Po Box 3411, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7720X , Serial Number: 17248220, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas L Jeter, Po Box 3521, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 79363 , Serial Number: 651, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1965
    Registrant (Corporation): George F Woll LLC, 5208 Padre Blvd # 77, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8150Q , Serial Number: 414-0050, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Southern Journey LLC, 1000 Padre Blvd Unit 714, South Padre Island, TX 78597



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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$039$304,50513$262,0691$87,9801$83,81045$293,328
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$06$289,6083$204,6230$00$07$294,583
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$133,06013$339,27515$249,8491$75,0200$020$303,660
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$05$338,9187$241,5701$115,6300$010$251,798
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$358,4202$243,0700$00$02$338,975

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$209,6601$130,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$212,4001$130,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in South Padre Island, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John974.9 years
William969.9 years
Charles872.4 years
Joseph763.0 years
James770.0 years
Robert675.3 years
Mary578.2 years
Ruth586.0 years
Joe471.3 years
Edward482.7 years
Most common last names in South Padre Island, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith485.8 years
Adams375.3 years
Foster385.7 years
Furcron379.3 years
Callaway375.9 years
Williams374.3 years
Gutches277.5 years
Beach276.0 years
Coleman276.0 years
Dunn275.0 years
Businesses in South Padre Island, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
Comfort Suites1Long John Silver's1
DHL1Motel 61
Dairy Queen1Ramada1
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1UPS1
KFC1

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  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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