Staples, Texas

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Population in 2019: 277 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 136  (49.4%)
Females: 141  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

58.9 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 78670.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $79,768
Staples:

$79,768
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,290

Staples city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $224,100
Staples:

$224,100
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $244,670; detached houses: $266,120; townhouses or other attached units: $235,908; in 2-unit structures: $340,241; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $174,388; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,625; mobile homes: $108,805; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $217,464

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,298.

March 2019 cost of living index in Staples: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.4%
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  • Races in Staples, TX (2019)
    • 12853.1%White alone
    • 8234.0%Hispanic
    • 135.4%Black alone
    • 135.4%Two or more races
    • 62.5%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Staples, Texas as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Staples is 257 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (7.8%), Irish (7.0%), American (3.1%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 527 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,661 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,307 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Austin, TX (36.3 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (46.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Martindale, TX (2.2 miles ),
Redwood, TX (2.3 miles ),
San Marcos, TX (3.0 miles ),
Kingsbury, TX (3.1 miles ),
Geronimo, TX (3.3 miles ),
Lockhart, TX (3.4 miles ),
Uhland, TX (3.6 miles ),
Luling, TX (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 29.78 N, Longitude: 97.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 512

Distribution of median household income in Staples, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Staples, TX in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

8.0%

Tornado activity:

Staples-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/1/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Staples city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused $15 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Staples-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from Staples 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 333.0 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) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from Staples center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 283.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/2018 at 16:28:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.5 miles away from Staples center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Guadalupe County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Staples:

  • MOCKINGBIRD VILLA (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SAN MARCOS, TX)
  • HAYS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SAN MARCOS, TX)
  • HILL COUNTRY DIALYSIS CENTER OF SAN MARCOS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SAN MARCOS, TX)
  • TEXAN NURSING AND REHAB OF SAN MARCOS LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SAN MARCOS, TX)
  • RIO BLANCO (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SAN MARCOS, TX)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE OF WEST SEGUIN (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SEGUIN, TX)
  • RIVER CREST NURSING AND REHAB INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SAN MARCOS, TX)

Amtrak station near Staples:

  • 10 miles: SAN MARCOS (LBJ DR. & COMAL ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Staples:

  • Texas State University (about 10 miles; San Marcos, TX; Full-time enrollment: 29,202)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 32 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 4,308)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 36 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 45,500)
  • Austin Community College District (about 40 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 25,957)
  • University of the Incarnate Word (about 44 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 6,875)
  • Concordia University-Texas (about 45 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Trinity University (about 45 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)

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Guadalupe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.1%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Staples:

Marital status in Staples, TX
  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Staples:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Staples, TX (based on Guadalupe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,41482
Catholic15,0944
Mainline Protestant7,14814
Other8482
Black Protestant1903
None86,839-
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: 12
Guadalupe County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Guadalupe County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Guadalupe County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Here:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Guadalupe County:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Guadalupe County:

15.1%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

11.78% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.78%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,240 average AGI)
Guadalupe County:

0.19%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bexar County, TX  3.70% ($56,472 average AGI)
from Comal County, TX  1.73% ($56,033)
from Hays County, TX  0.61% ($40,684)


9.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.61%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($856 average AGI)
Guadalupe County:

0.12%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bexar County, TX  2.88% ($48,725 average AGI)
to Comal County, TX  1.60% ($66,065)
to Hays County, TX  0.49% ($36,123)

Strongest AM radio stations in Staples:

  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KQQA (1530 AM; 10 kW; CREEDMOOR, TX; Owner: YELLOW ROSE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KTSA (550 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • KSLR (630 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KUOL (1470 AM; 1 kW; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: SM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLUP (930 AM; 5 kW; TERRELL HILLS, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KONO (860 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Staples:

  • KEYI-FM (103.5 FM; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KQQT (106.3 FM; GONZALES, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS RADIO, INC.)
  • KVET-FM (98.1 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K203CX (88.1 FM; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KASE-FM (100.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAMX (94.7 FM; LULING, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KKMJ-FM (95.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY RADIO L.P.)
  • KMFA (89.5 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC)
  • KXTN-FM (107.5 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KXXM (96.1 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KROM (92.9 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KLBJ-FM (93.7 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KSMG (105.3 FM; SEGUIN, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPEZ (102.3 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCYY (100.3 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KISS-FM (99.5 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KNBT (92.1 FM; NEW BRAUNFELS, TX; Owner: NEW BRAUNFELS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KROX-FM (101.5 FM; BUDA, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KYFS (90.9 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTSW (89.9 FM; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Staples:

  • KTXU-LP (Channel 38; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: GERALD G. BENAVIDES)
  • KTDF-LP (Channel 18; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • KENS-TV (Channel 5; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KTBC (Channel 7; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KTBC LICENSE, INC.)
  • KRRT (Channel 35; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO (KRRT-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KEYE-TV (Channel 42; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KVDA (Channel 60; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KABB (Channel 29; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KABB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WOAI-TV (Channel 4; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEX-TV (Channel 41; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KWEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KVUE (Channel 24; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KVUE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KQUX-CA (Channel 11; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: LOUIS MARTINEZ FAMILY GROUP, LLC)
  • KLRU (Channel 18; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPITAL OF TEXAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • KXAN-TV (Channel 36; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KNVA (Channel 54; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: 54 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSAT-TV (Channel 12; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, SAN ANTONIO, LP)
  • KSAA-LP (Channel 28; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KXTM-LP (Channel 21; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: HUMBERTO LOPEZ)
  • KBVO-CA (Channel 49; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)
  • KNTA-LP (Channel 62; NEW BRAUNFELS, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CARLOS ORTIZ)
  • KHCE (Channel 23; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K34FM (Channel 34; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KGBS-CA (Channel 65; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION AUSTIN, INC.)
  • KHPM-CA (Channel 40; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: KXAN, INC.)

Staples fatal accident list:

Apr 1, 1989 06:20 PM, Fm621, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 361ft / 110mTotal length
  • 169,291Total average daily traffic
  • 24,148Total average daily truck traffic
  • 411,054Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Staples, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 142010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Staples, TX

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Staples, Lat: 29.764389 Lon: -97.865722, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 58 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQHW442,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/25/2017, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Leonard Beurer, Registrant: Fletcher Heald & Hildreth, 1300 North 17th St., Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0400, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • River, Lat: 29.756000 Lon: -97.809222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 58 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQHW442,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/25/2017, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Leonard Beurer, Registrant: Fletcher Heald & Hildreth, 1300 North 17th St., Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0400, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KK5LS, Previous Call Sign: KB5ZQA, Grant Date: 03/10/1995, Expiration Date: 04/06/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2005, Registrant: Maxie J Triplett, Staples, TX 78670
  • Call Sign: N5PWR, Previous Call Sign: KB5KMB, Licensee ID: L00266008, Grant Date: 06/18/2020, Expiration Date: 07/04/2030, Registrant: Shawna S Pooley, Po Box 36, Staples, TX 78670

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 711TD, N711TD, N-711TD, Serial Number: E-2332, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 07/25/1986, Certificate Issue Date: 01/25/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Miles O Muller, Po Box 9, Staples, TX 78670

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Staples, TX
  • 91.3%Electricity
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Staples, TX
  • 100.0%Electricity


Staples compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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