South Padre Island, Texas

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Population in 2013: 2,899 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.7%
 
Males: 1,502  (51.8%)
Females: 1,397  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  61.0 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78597.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,821 (it was $45,417 in 2000)
South Padre Island:

$46,821
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $46,015 (it was $31,708 in 2000)

South Padre Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $287,892 (it was $154,100 in 2000)
South Padre Island:

$287,892
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $108,779; Detached houses: $118,722; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,024; In 2-unit structures: $45,889; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $253,479; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,783; Mobile homes: $33,862; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $821.

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  • Races in South Padre Island, TX (2010)

    South Padre Island races chart
    • 1,89367.2%White alone
    • 82829.4%Hispanic
    • 401.4%Asian alone
    • 291.0%Black alone
    • 160.6%Two or more races
    • 80.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South Padre Island: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.8%), English (16.6%), Irish (9.3%), Scottish (4.9%), Swedish (4.0%), Danish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,599 people per square mile   (low).

South Padre Island,TX real estate house value index trend

South Padre Island, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in South Padre Island:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.2%
  • 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: 21.6%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

331 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America, 4.4% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

This town:

11.4%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in South Padre Island, Texas as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in South Padre Island to the number of sex offenders is 965 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,740 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,167 (1.3%)

South Padre Island satellite photo by USGS

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.11 N, Longitude: 97.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,190 (+75.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 578 (54.0%)

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 2013
Murders 0110002000000
per 100,000 0.039.540.30.00.00.072.80.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 346111612131171181412
per 100,000 121.1158.2241.9437.0610.5451.0473.2393.3242.7377.9278.3480.4411.1
Robberies 6571010518126848
per 100,000 242.2197.7282.3397.3381.5187.936.4286.0416.1206.1278.3137.3274.1
Assaults 27172419406338315137233329
per 100,000 1,090.0672.2967.7754.91,526.12,367.51,383.31,108.31,768.41,271.0800.01,132.5993.5
Burglaries 12810811573791051031347897605274
per 100,000 5,167.54,270.54,637.12,900.33,014.13,945.93,749.54,790.82,704.63,332.22,087.01,784.52,535.1
Thefts 540579504565481521547549622473486591521
per 100,000 21,800.622,894.420,322.622,447.418,351.819,579.119,912.619,628.221,567.316,248.716,904.320,281.417,848.6
Auto thefts 27222218163337181515121521
per 100,000 1,090.0869.9887.1715.1610.51,240.11,346.9643.5520.1515.3417.4514.8719.4
Arson 2101000000000
per 100,000 80.739.50.039.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 1396.61376.31439.41453.31554.71675.11617.31466.51443.81261.11080.41331.91274.2

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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 2013, including police officers: 38 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

10.62
Texas average:

2.05

South Padre Island tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +749 (+44.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (31%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Legal occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Legal occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in South Padre Island, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

South Padre Island-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% 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 296.3 miles away from the city 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 195.7 miles away from South Padre Island 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 123.7 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 475.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 182.4 miles away from South Padre Island 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 201.3 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 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: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Padre Island topographic map

Heliports located in South Padre Island:

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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: 9,165)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 32 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 64 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 68 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 108 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 112 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 116 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 45.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.95
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in South Padre Island and their reported violations in the past:

HILL COUNTRY RESORT (Population served: 148, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-02-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-02-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2011)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.6%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.6% for other race 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

South Padre Island compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Texas average:

14.4

South Padre Island travel time to work - commute South Padre Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
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: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
Texas:

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

18.6%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$35,099$52,6490$0
Other Government Administration 9$43,158$57,5440$0
Judicial and Legal 4$13,813$41,4391$1,178
Police Protection - Officers 31$193,466$74,89058$163,918
Police - Other 8$34,215$51,3230$0
Firefighters 26$161,815$74,6840$0
Streets and Highways 18$56,964$37,97613$21,091
Health 5$17,163$41,19120$31,820
Parks and Recreation 21$75,232$42,9904$2,872
Transit 15$37,603$30,0822$1,231
Other and Unallocable 12$37,213$37,21318$23,630
Totals for Government 157$705,741$53,942116$245,740

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,937,000 ($1013.11)
    Financial Administration: $1,853,000 ($639.19)
    Police Protection: $1,211,000 ($417.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $755,000 ($260.43)
    Fire Protection: $732,000 ($252.50)
    Health Services - Other: $279,000 ($96.24)
    Transit Utilities: $239,000 ($82.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $354,000 ($122.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $397,000 ($136.94)
    Fire Protection: $203,000 ($70.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $95,000 ($32.77)
    Police Protection: $87,000 ($30.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,633,000 ($1253.19)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $883,000 ($304.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($2.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $417,000 ($143.84)
    Interest Earnings: $323,000 ($111.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $331,000 ($114.18)
    All Other: $45,000 ($15.52)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $4,846,000 ($1671.61)
    Property: $2,145,000 ($739.91)
    Total General Sales: $1,288,000 ($444.29)
    Public Utilities: $653,000 ($225.25)
    NEC: $432,000 ($149.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,017,000 ($2420.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,327,000 ($2182.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $690,000 ($238.01)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,358,000 ($2193.17)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $180,000 ($62.09)

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($788 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.57% ($27,792 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($25,197)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,668)


3.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,002 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.60% ($29,477 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.35% ($28,091)
to Bexar County, TX  0.31% ($36,574)

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)
South Padre Island fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of South Padre Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 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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  • #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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