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Population in 2010: 5,089. Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 2,526  (49.7%)
Females: 2,563  (50.3%)

Median resident age:  30.9 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78076.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,699 (it was $24,136 in 2000)
Zapata:

$30,699
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,837

Zapata CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,938 (it was $41,700 in 2000)
Zapata:

$57,938
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $48,776; Detached houses: $58,365; Townhouses or other attached units: $24,876; In 2-unit structures: $20,353; Mobile homes: $26,792; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $21,284

Median gross rent in 2012: $503.

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  • Hispanic - 4,834 (95.0%)
  • White alone - 235 (4.6%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.10%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.08%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.04%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Zapata: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (1.6%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 404 feet

Land area: 7.71 square miles.

Population density: 660 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Zapata:

  • High school or higher: 53.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Zapata CDP:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

1,118 residents are foreign born

This place:  18.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Zapata, Texas as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Zapata to the number of sex offenders is 463 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: $619 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $227 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Laredo, TX (44.9 miles , pop. 176,576).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (128.6 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (182.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Medina, TX (1.1 miles ), Falcon Lake Estates, TX (1.6 miles ), Falcon Mesa, TX (1.6 miles ), Las Palmas, TX (1.8 miles) , Siesta Shores, TX (1.9 miles ), Ramireno, TX (3.1 miles) , Morales-Sanchez, TX (3.6 miles) , San Ignacio, TX (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 26.91 N, Longitude: 99.27 W

Area code: 956

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Plant and system operators (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Zapata-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 93.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Zapata County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals/medical centers in Zapata:

  • MI PUEBLO HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, 2002 LINCOLN STREET)
  • FALCON LAKE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 200 CARLA ST)
  • ZAPATA NURSING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 200 CARLA BOX 1434)

Political contributions by individuals in Zapata, TX

Airports located in Zapata:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zapata:

  • Laredo Community College (about 45 miles; Laredo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,416)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 48 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,518)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 78 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • South Texas College (about 79 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 96 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 108 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 2,185)
  • Del Mar College (about 130 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

Public high school in Zapata:

Public elementary/middle schools in Zapata:

Private elementary/middle school in Zapata:

  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 36; Location: LINCON AND HWY 16; Grades: KG - 7)
See full list of schools located in Zapata

Library in Zapata:

  • OLGA V FIGUEROA ZAPATA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $217,426; Location: 901 KENNEDY ST; 26,246 books; 665 audio materials; 895 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 53 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Zapata: Zapata County Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (A), Med - One Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Zapata Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Best Western Inn By The Lake (Star Route 1).

 

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.3%
(29.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Zapata, TX

30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
25 people in nursing homes in 2000

Zapata compared to Texas state average:

Zapata, Texas environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Zapata (2011 data):

  • International Bank of Commerce: International Bank Of Commerce at Tenth At U.S. Highway 83, branch established on 1984/02/06. Info updated 2007/04/10: Bank assets: $504.9 mil, Deposits: $413.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • Zapata National Bank: at 703 Hidalgo Blvd, branch established on 1961/11/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $104.0 mil, Deposits: $93.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Zapata Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Zapata, Texas:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 167 S Us Hwy 83, Zapata, TX 78076 , Phone: (956) 765-1333, Fax: (956) 661-0801
  • Best Western Inn By The Lake, 1896 Hwy 83 S, Zapata, TX 78076 , Phone: (956) 765-8403, Fax: (956) 765-8071
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Zapata, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Zapata travel time to work - commute


Zapata mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Zapata CDP (based on Zapata County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.91%
Here34.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents85.7%7.9%1.7%1.7%3.0%
Congregations36.4%18.2%9.1%9.1%27.3%
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: 4
This county:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Zapata County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Zapata County:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.8%
Texas:

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

13.0%
State:

15.7%

4.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Webb County, TX  0.83% ($40,533 average AGI)
from Starr County, TX  0.47% ($16,118)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($24,250)


5.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Webb County, TX  1.31% ($21,646 average AGI)
to Starr County, TX  0.44% ($16,563)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.41% ($33,867)

Strongest AM radio stations in Zapata:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Zapata:

  • KBAW (93.5 FM; ZAPATA, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA CADENA RADIO LUZ INCORPORATED)
  • KBDR (100.5 FM; MIRANDO CITY, TX; Owner: BMP 100.5 FM, LP)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Zapata, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 44
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 58
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 14
  • Fatalities: 45
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 103
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 180
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 197
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 468
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of Zapata fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Zapata)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Zapata)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC3C (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 32, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds, Speed: 144 mph), Engine: P & W R-1830 SERIES (1350 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 14636 , Serial Number: 13399, Year manufactured: 1942, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 202 Carla St, Zapata, TX 78076
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 2908X , Serial Number: 34-7970352, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1979
    Registrant (Partnership): And M Partnership J, Po Box 1187, Zapata, TX 78076
  • Aircraft: HAVENS JAMES L RANS S-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 352JH , Serial Number: 0403036, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Charles E Avaritt, Po Box 367, Zapata, TX 78076
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3901X , Serial Number: 333, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ernest E Cabrera, Po Box 68, Zapata, TX 78076, Other Owners: Hilda M Cabrera


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Businesses in Zapata, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx3True Value1
H&R Block1UPS2
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