Willamar, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 15.
Males: (53.3%)
Females: (46.7%)
Median resident age:

49.5 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 78580

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,511 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Willamar:

$31,511
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,836 (it was $11,186 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $71,934 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Willamar:

$71,934
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $90,127; detached houses: $95,473; townhouses or other attached units: $67,814; mobile homes: $37,062; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $6,752
March 2019 cost of living index in Willamar: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.43 square miles.

Population density: 6.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Willamar, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Willamar CDP:

0.6% ($199)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (16.3 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (92.7 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (216.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Santa Monica, TX (2.0 miles),
San Perlita, TX (2.4 miles ),
Bausell and Ellis, TX (3.2 miles),
Lyford, TX (3.3 miles ),
Lyford South, TX (3.3 miles),
Raymondville, TX (3.3 miles ),
Los Angeles Subdivision, TX (3.4 miles),
Sebastian, TX (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 26.42 N, Longitude: 97.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Distribution of median household income in Willamar, TX in 2017

Willamar satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.2%
Texas:

3.5%

Average climate in Willamar, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 40.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Willamar-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Willamar place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 22.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willamar-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.9 miles away from Willamar 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 168.4 miles away from Willamar center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.8 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) earthquake occurred 440.1 miles away from Willamar 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 174.9 miles away from Willamar center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.0 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 Willacy County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Willamar:

  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RAYMONDVILLE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RAYMONDVILLE, TX)
  • WILLACY COUNTY GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; RAYMONDVILLE, TX)
  • DOMINION COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • NEIGHBORHOOD HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • SUNGLO NEW DAWN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • MAGIC VALLEY HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • EAST WASHINGTON COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)

Amtrak station near Willamar:

  • 17 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willamar:

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 15 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 36 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 38 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • South Texas College (about 42 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 79 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 92 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 95 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

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

2.5 people
Texas:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

83.3%
Whole state:

71.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Willamar:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Willamar:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Willamar, TX (based on Willacy County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,0106
Evangelical Protestant1,61422
Mainline Protestant8068
Other3372
None8,367-
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
Willacy County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Willacy County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
Texas:

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

18.0%
Texas:

15.7%

3.98% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cameron County, TX  1.54% ($38,628 average AGI)
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.88% ($41,352)


5.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cameron County, TX  1.66% ($28,388 average AGI)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.99% ($25,033)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willamar:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willamar:

  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KTER (90.7 FM; RUDOLPH, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Willamar:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMAO-LP (Channel 50; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ)
  • KRYM-LP (Channel 55; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: ALMA L. RODRIGUEZ)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.6mTotal length
  • 50Total average daily traffic
  • 110Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 1.4 Mi Nne (Lat: 26.475000 Lon: -97.611389), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m, Registrant: Waterway Communications System Inc, Jeffe-rsonville, Phone: (812) 288-1693



Willamar compared to Texas state average:

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