Tilden, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 873.
Males: 439  (50.3%)
Females: 434  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 78072

Estimated median household income in 2021: $62,721 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Tilden:

$62,721
TX:

$66,963

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $29,289 (it was $22,258 in 2000)

Tilden CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $104,639 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
Tilden:

$104,639
TX:

$237,400

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $264,922; detached houses: $298,408; mobile homes: $163,650
March 2022 cost of living index in Tilden: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Tilden, TX (2000)
    • 55665.3%White alone
    • 28233.1%Hispanic
    • 101.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Two or more races

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 255 feet

Land area: 1113.0 square miles.

Population density: 0.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Tilden, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Tilden CCD:

0.7% ($338)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Antonio, TX (75.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Fowlerton, TX (4.3 miles),
Three Rivers, TX (4.8 miles ),
George West, TX (5.1 miles ),
Los Angeles, TX (5.4 miles),
Christine, TX (5.5 miles ),
Campbellton, TX (5.7 miles ),
Freer, TX (5.8 miles ),
Charlotte, TX (6.0 miles )

Latitude: 28.36 N, Longitude: 98.54 W

Area code: 361

Distribution of median household income in Tilden, TX in 2021
Tilden satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

1.8%
Texas:

4.2%
Most common industries in Tilden, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (22.2%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.6%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.5%)
  • Construction (16.2%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (5.7%)
  • Utilities (5.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.4%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.2%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Tilden, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (13.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.5%)
  • Plant and system operators (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (16.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.3%)
  • Plant and system operators (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (13.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Legal support workers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)

Average climate in Tilden, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Tilden, Texas average temperatures Tilden, Texas average precipitation Tilden, Texas humidity Tilden, Texas wind speed Tilden, Texas snowfall Tilden, Texas sunshine Tilden, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Tilden-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.7 miles away from the Tilden place center killed 5 people and injured 12 people.

On 5/29/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tilden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 37% 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 44.9 miles away from Tilden 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 40.3 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 320.1 miles away from Tilden center
On 5/1/2018 at 16:28:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from Tilden 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 49.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.6 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 McMullen County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Tilden:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tilden:

  • Coastal Bend College (about 48 miles; Beeville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • Palo Alto College (about 67 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 71 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • St Philip's College (about 74 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,970)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (about 74 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • San Antonio College (about 76 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)
  • Trinity University (about 77 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)

Public high school in Tilden:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: McMullen County Emergency Medical Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.4%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.7%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.7%

Banks with branches in Tilden (2011 data):

  • The Stillwater National Bank and Trust Company: Mcmullen Bank Branch at Main And Elm Streets, branch established on 1977/01/05. Info updated 2006/10/04: Bank assets: $2,039.2 mil, Deposits: $1,673.8 mil, headquarters in Stillwater, OK, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Tilden:

Marital status in Tilden, TX
  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Tilden:

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.6
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tilden, TX (based on McMullen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2191
Evangelical Protestant2141
None274-
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: 1
McMullen County:

11.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
McMullen County:

22.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

11.47 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Texas:

26.6%

Strongest AM radio stations in Tilden:

  • 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.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KFNI (1380 AM; 4 kW; PLEASANTON, TX; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLR (630 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KTSA (550 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tilden:

  • KMFR (104.1 FM; PEARSALL, TX; Owner: RADIO TUNA, LTD.)
  • KRXB (107.1 FM; BEEVILLE, TX; Owner: SHAFFER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)

Tilden fatal accident list:

Jan 17, 1986 01:24 AM, 16, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 12, 1982 02:42 AM, 16, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.8mTotal length
  • 4,389Total average daily traffic
  • 1,141Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,690Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tilden)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Tilden, TX)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB5WDI, Grant Date: 12/01/1992, Expiration Date: 12/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2004, Registrant: Jill A Lively, Tilden, TX 78072


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tilden)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tilden, TX
  • 69.3%Electricity
  • 29.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tilden, TX
  • 48.5%Electricity
  • 36.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 2.9%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Tilden compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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