Utopia, Texas

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Population in 2010: 227. Population change since 2000: -5.8%
Males: 87  (38.4%)
Females: 140  (61.6%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78884.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,151 (it was $28,281 in 2000)
Utopia:

$26,151
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,762 (it was $18,608 in 2000)

Utopia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,628 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Utopia:

$90,628
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $446.

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  • Races in Utopia, TX (2010)

    Utopia races chart
    • 20389.4%White alone
    • 219.3%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.4%Other race alone
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Utopia: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.4%), English (14.3%), Irish (6.9%), Italian (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1352 feet

Land area: 2.95 square miles.

Population density: 77 people per square mile   (very low).

Utopia,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Utopia:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Utopia CDP:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.9%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Utopia, Texas as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Utopia to the number of sex offenders is 227 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,561 (1.6%)

Utopia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Antonio, TX (62.1 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Leakey, TX (4.0 miles ), Sabinal, TX (4.6 miles ), Knippa, TX (4.8 miles ), D'Hanis, TX (5.3 miles ), Bandera, TX (5.3 miles ), Camp Wood, TX (5.4 miles ), Hondo, TX (5.4 miles ), Uvalde, TX (5.7 miles ).

Latitude: 29.62 N, Longitude: 99.53 W

Area code: 830

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

5.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (60%)
  • Construction (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Utopia, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Utopia-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/16/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.9 miles away from the Utopia place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1953, a category F4 tornado 49.8 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 15 people.

Earthquake activity:

Utopia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller 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 234.7 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 247.2 miles away from Utopia 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 101.4 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 283.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from Utopia center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 102.1 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 Uvalde County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Utopia topographic map

Birthplace of: Gordon Maltzberger - Baseball player.

Airports located in Utopia:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Utopia:

  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 31 miles; Uvalde, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,569)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 51 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 55 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 25,503)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (about 61 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Palo Alto College (about 63 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)
  • San Antonio College (about 64 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)
  • Trinity University (about 64 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)

Public high school in Utopia:

  • Utopia School (Students: 217; Location: 258 SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK-12; Our rating: 68)
See full list of schools located in Utopia

Library in Utopia:

  • UTOPIA MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,735; Location: 800 MAIN ST; 14,366 books; 523 audio materials; 733 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Utopia Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Utopia Park Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Uvalde County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 45.5%
(35.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Utopia compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Utopia (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Uvalde: Utopia Branch at Highway 187 North, branch established on 1991/10/29. Info updated 2009/08/27: Bank assets: $838.8 mil, Deposits: $756.4 mil, headquarters in Uvalde, TX, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Briscoe Ranch, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Utopia CDP (based on Uvalde County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,6733
Evangelical Protestant6,41938
Mainline Protestant2,0019
Other4982
None5,814-
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: 2
Uvalde County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Uvalde County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Uvalde County:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

9.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Uvalde County:

26.0%
Texas:

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

17.5%
State:

15.7%

6.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bexar County, TX  0.86% ($30,423 average AGI)
from Zavala County, TX  0.35% ($21,094)
from Medina County, TX  0.32% ($26,276)


6.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bexar County, TX  1.45% ($33,008 average AGI)
to Zavala County, TX  0.30% ($29,815)
to Travis County, TX  0.28% ($31,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Utopia:

  • 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.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KTSA (550 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSLR (630 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KCOR (1350 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX)
  • KONO (860 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLUP (930 AM; 5 kW; TERRELL HILLS, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Utopia:

  • KBNU (93.9 FM; UVALDE, TX; Owner: RADIO CACTUS, LTD.)
  • KBLT (104.3 FM; LEAKEY, TX; Owner: RADIO CACTUS, LTD.)
  • KCYY (100.3 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KXXM (96.1 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KONO-FM (101.1 FM; HELOTES, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Utopia:

  • KRRT (Channel 35; KERRVILLE, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO (KRRT-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KPXL (Channel 26; UVALDE, TX; Owner: PAXSON SAN ANTONIO LICENSE, INC.)
  • K43GC (Channel 43; LEAKEY, TX; Owner: UNIVERSAL CABLE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K45FL (Channel 45; LEAKEY, TX; Owner: UNIVERSAL CABLE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K47GF (Channel 47; LEAKEY, TX; Owner: UNIVERSAL CABLE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 1,530Total average daily traffic
  • 81Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,210Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Utopia)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Hwy 1050 6.8 Km W 700 N (Lat: 29.599389 Lon: -99.596722), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPVV641
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2002, Expiration Date: 03/13/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2003, Certifier: Terry Crawford
    Registrant: Rf Licensing Service, 12421 N 39th Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85029, Phone: (602) 942-3045, Email:
  • Lat: 29.616667 Lon: -99.527306, Call Sign: WQGN948
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHz, 158.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2007, Expiration Date: 03/13/2017, Certifier: Jordan Rutherford
    Registrant: Tim Ahrens, 9050 Briarclift Rd, Utopia, TX 78884, Phone: (830) 966-4678, Fax: (800) 841-0516, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • UTOPIA B, 7 Mi West Of (Lat: 29.599389 Lon: -99.599472), Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WLL485
    Assigned Frequencies: 2174.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/27/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (830) 683-2111

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: K5BBL, Licensee ID: L00281621
    Grant Date: 04/18/2007, Expiration Date: 04/17/2017, Certifier: Kirk H Castleman
    Registrant: Kirk H Castleman, 498 E Johnson, Utopia, TX 78884-0964
  • Call Sign: W5FN, Previous Call Sign: WA5VQK, Licensee ID: L00304390
    Grant Date: 09/08/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    Registrant: Timothy H Ahrens, 3596 B R Rd, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Call Sign: WA6YJW, Licensee ID: L01426166
    Grant Date: 08/26/2008, Expiration Date: 11/04/2018
    Registrant: David M Blumenfeld, 784 River Rd, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Call Sign: KD5SGT, Licensee ID: L00510033
    Grant Date: 02/10/2012, Expiration Date: 05/01/2022, Certifier: Gerald P Halmbacher
    Registrant: Gerald P Halmbacher, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Call Sign: KF5BKF, Licensee ID: L01495714
    Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/02/2019, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2010, Certifier: Kristine M Ahrens
    Registrant: Kristine M Ahrens, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Call Sign: W5KMA, Previous Call Sign: KF5BKF, Licensee ID: L01495714
    Grant Date: 12/17/2010, Expiration Date: 12/17/2020, Certifier: Kristine M Ahrens
    Registrant: Kristine M Ahrens, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Call Sign: KF5UOX, Licensee ID: L01769795
    Grant Date: 03/22/2013, Expiration Date: 03/22/2023, Certifier: John A Garofano
    Registrant: John A Garofano, Utopia, TX 78884

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 250F , Serial Number: 52184, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1959
    Registrant (Individual): David R Frost, Po Box 57, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE PEGASUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2562V , Serial Number: A-070PEG, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 09/01/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Robert R Redden, Po Box 418, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Aircraft: CANION MICHAEL W ZODIAC 601XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-235-C2C (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 577M , Serial Number: 6-4210, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Michael W Canion, Po Box 508, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE PEGASUS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6611L , Serial Number: A114 PEG, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 08/11/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Robert D Hillis, Po Box 556, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Aircraft: GRIFFITHS ROBERT KITFOX MODEL 2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7183H , Serial Number: 531, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1992
    Registrant (Individual): William R Kellner, Po Box 121, Utopia, TX 78884
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 78092 , Serial Number: 18261748, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 02/19/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William P Barham, Po Box 920, Utopia, TX 78884, Other Owners: Hattie A Barham
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 185 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9930X , Serial Number: 1850130, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1973
    Registrant (Individual): William R Kellner, Po Box 121, Utopia, TX 78884

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Utopia

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Utopia, TX
Most common first names in Utopia, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1579.7 years
James1182.1 years
Mary885.4 years
Henry686.0 years
Robert575.0 years
Jesse579.8 years
Mattie488.3 years
William484.3 years
Ada385.6 years
Edna388.7 years
Most common last names in Utopia, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thompson980.8 years
Gazaway883.6 years
Haby886.0 years
Matthews781.8 years
Davenport784.4 years
Tampke779.1 years
Reavis687.6 years
Moore671.4 years
Chaney585.6 years
Boyce579.2 years

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