Tornillo, Texas

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Population in 2010: 1,568. Population change since 2000: -2.5%
Males: 870  (55.5%)
Females: 698  (44.5%)
Median resident age:  26.1 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79853.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,713 (it was $19,514 in 2000)
Tornillo:

$27,713
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,446 (it was $5,778 in 2000)

Tornillo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,560 (it was $27,200 in 2000)
Tornillo:

$54,560
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $59,746; Detached houses: $73,632; Townhouses or other attached units: $83,224; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $84,695; Mobile homes: $42,438; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,411

Median gross rent in 2012: $434.

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Tornillo races chart
  • Hispanic - 1,547 (98.7%)
  • White alone - 18 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tornillo: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3582 feet

Land area: 3.42 square miles.

Population density: 458 people per square mile   (low).

Tornillo,TX real estate house value index trend

Tornillo, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Tornillo:

  • High school or higher: 40.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tornillo CDP:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

658 residents are foreign born

This place:  40.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Tornillo, Texas as of July 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tornillo to the number of sex offenders is 523 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $628 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $655 (1.2%)

Tornillo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Paso, TX (31.0 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (377.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fabens, TX (2.4 miles ), Morning Glory, TX (3.4 miles ), Clint, TX (3.6 miles ), San Elizario, TX (3.8 miles ), Agua Dulce, TX (3.8 miles ), Fort Hancock, TX (4.2 miles ), Socorro, TX (4.2 miles ), Horizon City, TX (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 31.44 N, Longitude: 106.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 915

Tornillo household income distribution Tornillo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (20%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Tornillo, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tornillo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 180.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 426.4 miles away from Tornillo center
On 3/12/2003 at 23:41:32, a magnitude 6.5 (5.5 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 433.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 574.3 miles away from Tornillo center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 635.3 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
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 El Paso County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 7

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Tornillo:

  • NEW MISSION HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CLINT, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tornillo:

  • El Paso Community College (about 29 miles; El Paso, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 31 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 34 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 70 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 70 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 159 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 159 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)

Public high schools in Tornillo:

Public elementary/middle schools in Tornillo:

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El Paso 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 69.1. This is about average.

City:

69.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2011 was 0.164. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.164
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 10.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

6.6

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 66.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.4%
(33.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.5% for other race residents, 85.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.9 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:  2.5%
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: 0.5% of all households

Tornillo, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Tornillo compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Tornillo travel time to work - commute Tornillo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Tornillo CDP (based on El Paso County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.43%
Here: 63.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents81.2%5.7%2.0%1.5%1.3%
Congregations19.0%17.0%7.3%9.0%5.3%
NameJewishChurch of the Nazarene Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%1.0%0.8%0.7%4.7%
Congregations0.7%2.7%0.7%2.3%36.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 116
El Paso County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 41
El Paso County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 216
El Paso County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 444
Here:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
El Paso County:

24.0%
Texas:

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

12.3%
State:

15.7%

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.36% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,157 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.36%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.31% ($28,647 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($28,145)
from Bexar County, TX  0.14% ($34,114)


4.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,774 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.21%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.35% ($29,763 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.23% ($38,719)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($31,449)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tornillo:

  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KHEY (1380 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KVIV (1340 AM; 1 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: SPANISH CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tornillo:

  • KTSM-FM (99.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFX (92.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K219BX (91.7 FM; EL PASO, ETC., TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSII (93.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KINT-FM (93.9 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHEY-FM (96.3 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAQ (95.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KHRO (94.7 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KPRR (102.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAS (103.1 FM; FABENS, TX; Owner: ALGIE A. FELDER)
  • KVER (91.1 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXCR (89.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBNA-FM (97.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTEP (88.5 FM; EL PASO, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO)

Tornillo fatal accident list:

Jan 5, 2011 08:33 AM, Sr-20, Lat: 31.48040, Lon: -106.13256, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 23, 2010 04:45 PM, Otsmith, Lat: 31.44553, Lon: -106.08849, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 1, 2007 08:45 PM, Sr-20, Lat: 31.50687, Lon: -106.16261, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 3, 2003 03:50 PM, Sr-20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Dec 2, 2003 01:48 PM, Riorojo, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 5, 2002 10:30 PM, Sr-20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 26, 2001 09:45 AM, 0ilmill, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 17501 Island Tornillo Road (Lat: 31.479722 Lon: -106.150000), Type: Building, Structure height: 20 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: KNFV603
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2012, Expiration Date: 03/19/2022
    Registrant: Charles Ivey Ltd, Tornillo, TX 79853, Phone: (915) 764-3562, Fax: (915) 764-3581
  • Alamo Alto Waste Way 2 (Lat: 31.403167 Lon: -106.020528), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPED946, Licensee ID: L00113946
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/1999, Expiration Date: 02/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2004
    Registrant: El Paso County Water Improvement District 1, 294 Candelaria, El Paso, TX 79907, Phone: (915) 859-4186

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • TORNILLO, 901 O.T. Smith Road (Lat: 31.457889 Lon: -106.067472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WQOF766
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 09/13/2021, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BF (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43953 , Serial Number: 7612, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Earl Broyles, Box 217, Tornillo, TX 79853

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$01$3,5900$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$50,0601$24,4101$28,000
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: 0105.04

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Tornillo

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tornillo, TX
Most common first names in Tornillo, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose781.0 years
Jesus477.3 years
Manuel475.7 years
Maria477.0 years
William462.5 years
John381.4 years
Juan372.0 years
Antonio274.0 years
Alfonso287.0 years
Alfredo255.5 years
Most common last names in Tornillo, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez566.8 years
Hernandez474.7 years
Nunez479.0 years
Garcia365.0 years
Gonzalez369.7 years
Guerrero384.6 years
Lueders343.4 years
Medina368.3 years
Minjares377.0 years
Rivera366.7 years

Tornillo on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #8 (79853) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #80 (79853) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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