South Point, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,376. Population change since 2000: +23.1%
Males: 692  (50.3%)
Females: 684  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip codes: 78521.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,968 (it was $21,688 in 2000)
South Point:

$46,968
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,548 (it was $5,989 in 2000)

South Point CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $55,770 (it was $36,400 in 2000)
South Point:

$55,770
TX:

$161,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $58,990; Detached houses: $69,184; Mobile homes: $24,902

Median gross rent in 2016: $914.

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  • Races in South Point, TX (2010)

    South Point races chart
    • 1,34197.5%Hispanic
    • 302.2%White alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in South Point: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.28 square miles.

Population density: 1,071 people per square mile   (low).

South Point,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in South Point:

  • High school or higher: 64.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Point CDP:

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

263 residents are foreign born (25.9% Latin America).

This place:

25.9%
Texas:

16.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,773 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $438 (0.8%)

South Point satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brownsville, TX (7.6 miles , pop. 139,722).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (129.5 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (257.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Villa Pancho, TX (1.4 miles ), Reid Hope King, TX (2.0 miles ), Brownsville, TX (2.7 miles ), Cameron Park, TX (3.0 miles ), Del Mar Heights, TX (3.6 miles ), Olmito, TX (3.7 miles ), Chula Vista, TX (3.8 miles ), Chula Vista-Orason, TX (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 25.87 N, Longitude: 97.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

South Point household income distribution South Point home values distribution

Property values in South Point, TX

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (37%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Legal occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in South Point, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

South Point-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 282.7 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 208.4 miles away from South Point 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 134.3 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 475.6 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 214.7 miles away from South Point center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 201.5 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Point topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Point:

  • SOLARA HOSPITAL HARLINGEN (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • BEACON HARBOR HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • PTL HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • TRINITY HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • CASA LINDA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • BORDER HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)

Amtrak station near South Point:

  • 8 miles: BROWNSVILLE (1134 E. ST. CHARLES) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

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

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 7 miles; Brownsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 30 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 58 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 60 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 119 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 128 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 131 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

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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 51.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.95
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.9%
(17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.2 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  90.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Texas average:

14.3

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

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Religion statistics for South Point CDP (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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

41.0%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.9%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
South Point:

28.2
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
South Point:

34.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
South Point:

5.5%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
South Point:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
South Point:

27.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

49.8%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
South Point:

79.1%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Point, TX Residents

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 Point:

  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Point:

  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KZSP (95.3 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Point:

  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$63,8401$52,1100$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$52,5351$28,630
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$42,8100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0141.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$44,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0141.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)

South Point compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

South Point on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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