Surfside Beach, Texas

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Population in 2014: 531 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -30.4%
Males: 291  (54.8%)
Females: 240  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  51.6 years
Texas median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 77541.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $58,288 (it was $37,778 in 2000)
Surfside Beach:

$58,288
TX:

$55,653

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $35,101 (it was $24,081 in 2000)

Surfside Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $176,335 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
Surfside Beach:

$176,335
TX:

$152,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $180,522; Detached houses: $194,360; Townhouses or other attached units: $187,323; In 2-unit structures: $127,624; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,045; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $216,458; Mobile homes: $57,426; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $24,542

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,280.

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  • Races in Surfside Beach, TX (2010)

    Surfside Beach races chart
    • 42788.6%White alone
    • 326.6%Hispanic
    • 81.7%Black alone
    • 51.0%American Indian alone
    • 51.0%Asian alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races
    • 20.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Surfside Beach: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (10.9%), Irish (9.4%), American (6.8%), English (5.6%), Swedish (3.0%), Dutch (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.78 square miles.

Population density: 298 people per square mile   (very low).

Surfside Beach,TX real estate house value index trend

Surfside Beach, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Surfside Beach:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Surfside Beach city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 20.5%

24 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This city:

3.9%
Texas:

16.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,538 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,613 (1.4%)

Surfside Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brazosport, TX (6.3 miles , pop. 59,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (56.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Quintana, TX (1.7 miles) , Oyster Creek, TX (2.0 miles ), Freeport, TX (2.1 miles ), Brazosport, TX (2.5 miles ), Clute, TX (2.9 miles ), Richwood, TX (3.3 miles ), Lake Jackson, TX (3.3 miles ), Jones Creek, TX (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $57,400
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $215,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 28.95 N, Longitude: 95.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 979

Surfside Beach household income distribution Surfside Beach home values distribution

Crime rates in Surfside Beach by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2015
Murders 00000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0200.00.00.0
Rapes 00101000000000
per 100,000 0.00.0127.10.0120.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 10001000100020
per 100,000 128.20.00.00.0120.30.00.00.0111.60.00.00.0382.40.0
Assaults 10562071623222
per 100,000 128.20.0635.3759.5240.70.0795.5112.2669.6219.3609.8400.0382.4367.6
Burglaries 314231681517912961844
per 100,000 384.61,756.62,922.52,025.3962.71,764.71,931.81,010.11,339.3986.81,219.53,600.0764.8735.3
Theft 2172624121213201414716511
per 100,000 256.42,133.03,303.73,038.01,444.01,411.81,477.32,244.71,562.51,535.11,422.83,200.0956.02,022.1
Auto thefts 13105444263114
per 100,000 128.2376.4127.10.0601.7470.6454.5448.9223.2657.9609.8200.0191.2735.3
Arson 00000010010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0113.60.00.0109.60.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.6) 105.6225.7544.8415.2353.8217.6389.8218.9341.5227.0313.0876.0298.3264.7

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Crime rate in Surfside Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

11.03
Texas average:

2.09
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +189 (+32.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Surfside Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Surfside Beach, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Surfside Beach-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Surfside Beach city center .

On 9/12/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.7 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 200 people.

Earthquake activity:

Surfside Beach-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 318.4 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 172.3 miles away from Surfside Beach center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 137.0 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 166.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 430.2 miles away from Surfside Beach 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 494.5 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 Brazoria County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Surfside Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Surfside Beach:

  • WOODLAKE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CLUTE, TX)
  • CREEKSIDE VILLAGE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CLUTE, TX)
  • LAKE JACKSON HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAKE JACKSON, TX)
  • LAKE JACKSON NH INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAKE JACKSON, TX)
  • HELPING HANDS AND HEARTS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LAKE JACKSON, TX)
  • BRAZOSPORT REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; LAKE JACKSON, TX)
  • BRAZOSPORT TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LAKE JACKSON, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Surfside Beach:

  • Brazosport College (about 11 miles; Lake Jackson, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,573)
  • Alvin Community College (about 31 miles; Alvin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,953)
  • College of the Mainland (about 36 miles; Texas City, TX; FT enrollment: 2,739)
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (about 40 miles; Galveston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 46 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,833)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 51 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 13,517)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (about 53 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,023)

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Notable locations in Surfside Beach: Surfside Beach Fire Department (A), Surfside Village Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Brazoria 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 2002 was 48.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.0%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  43.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households
3 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000
3 people in military ships in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Texas average:

14.4

Surfside Beach travel time to work - commute Surfside Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Surfside Beach city (based on Brazoria County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant98,539226
Catholic50,86312
Mainline Protestant17,85445
Other9,75219
Black Protestant1,45413
Orthodox--
None134,704-
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: 29
Brazoria County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
Brazoria County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 121
Brazoria County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Here:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brazoria County:

29.1%
Texas:

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

15.7%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Surfside Beach:

50.1%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Surfside Beach:

47.7%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.4%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Surfside Beach:

8.9%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Surfside Beach:

38.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Surfside Beach:

56.7%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Surfside Beach:

77.9%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Surfside Beach, TX Residents
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 2$4,993$29,9580$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,548$30,5762$1,459
Police Protection - Officers 7$16,851$28,8872$203
Solid Waste Management 0$0 7$2,636
Sewerage 0$0 5$4,993
Parks and Recreation 0$0 20$4,723
Water Supply 6$10,695$21,3901$212
Totals for Government 16$35,087$26,31537$14,226

Surfside Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $324,000 ($610.17)
    Police Protection: $102,000 ($192.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($109.23)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($64.03)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($56.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,000 ($3.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $135,000 ($254.24)

Surfside Beach government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,000 ($35.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($13.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($56.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $208,000 ($391.71)
  • Tax - Property: $180,000 ($338.98)
    Other Selective Sales: $119,000 ($224.11)
    Public Utilities: $43,000 ($80.98)
    Total General Sales: $32,000 ($60.26)
    NEC: $11,000 ($20.72)

7.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($449 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  3.19% ($48,130 average AGI)
from Galveston County, TX  0.54% ($47,392)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.46% ($49,575)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($668 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  2.64% ($46,296 average AGI)
to Galveston County, TX  0.53% ($55,548)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.43% ($58,285)

Strongest AM radio stations in Surfside Beach:

  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KBRZ (1460 AM; 1 kW; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: ALELUYA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KYST (920 AM; 5 kW; TEXAS CITY, TX; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTEK (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ALVIN, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KRTX (980 AM; 5 kW; ROSENBURG/RICHMOND, TX)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Surfside Beach:

  • K201FA (88.1 FM; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • KYBJ (91.1 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION OF BRAZOSPORT, INC)
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K216BX (91.1 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KJOJ-FM (103.3 FM; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRTS (92.1 FM; SEABROOK, TX; Owner: KRTS, INC.)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Surfside Beach:

  • K30DN (Channel 30; FREEPORT, TX; Owner: GERALD R. PROCTOR)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)

Surfside Beach fatal accident list:

Feb 22, 2004 01:50 AM, 257, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 4, 1998 08:18 PM, 257, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Mar 16, 1997 00:22 AM, 257, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Fire Station, Lat: 28.948806 Lon: -95.290667, Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQJR949
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: James J BedwardRegistrant: Bedward, James J, 137 Belanger Avenue, Surfside Beach, TX 77541, Phone: (979) 730-1505, Fax: (979) 705-9422, Email:
  • Fire Station, Lat: 28.948806 Lon: -95.290667, Type: Tower, Structure height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQJR949
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: James J BedwardRegistrant: Bedward, James J, 137 Belanger Avenue, Surfside Beach, TX 77541, Phone: (979) 730-1505, Fax: (979) 705-9422, Email:
  • 7067MRVL138AP0, Lat: 28.948667 Lon: -95.292667, Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQJY595
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 02/18/2019, Certifier: Gregory A Angst PeRegistrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200 Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 850-7646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KG5IFT, Licensee ID: L01718602, Grant Date: 06/30/2015, Expiration Date: 06/30/2025, Certifier: Bradley G Weber, Registrant: Bradley G Weber, 234 Sandpebble Place, Surfside Beach, TX 77541

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,4201$86,2901$135,520
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6642.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$75,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6642.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Surfside Beach compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
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