Zapata, Texas

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Population in 2010: 5,089. Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 2,398  (47.1%)
Females: 2,691  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78076.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,334 (it was $24,136 in 2000)
Zapata:

$34,334
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,624 (it was $11,863 in 2000)

Zapata CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,033 (it was $41,700 in 2000)
Zapata:

$61,033
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $539.

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  • Races in Zapata, TX (2010)

    Zapata races chart
    • 4,83495.0%Hispanic
    • 2354.6%White alone
    • 80.2%Asian alone
    • 50.10%Other race alone
    • 40.08%Two or more races
    • 20.04%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Zapata: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (1.6%), German (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 404 feet

Land area: 7.71 square miles.

Population density: 660 people per square mile   (low).

Zapata,TX real estate house value index trend

Zapata, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Zapata:

  • High school or higher: 54.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Zapata CDP:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

1,191 residents are foreign born (20.8% Latin America).

This place:

20.8%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Zapata, Texas as of May 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Zapata to the number of sex offenders is 636 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 2013: $947 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $360 (0.6%)

Zapata satellite photo by USGS

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

Zapata household income distribution Zapata home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (34%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Zapata, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Zapata-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% 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 341.0 miles away from the city 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 149.2 miles away from Zapata center
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) earthquake occurred 392.3 miles away from the city 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 93.4 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) earthquake occurred 158.4 miles away from Zapata center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 432.9 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 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).
Zapata topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Zapata:

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

airports located in Zapata:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zapata:

  • Laredo Community College (about 45 miles; Laredo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 48 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • South Texas College (about 79 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 80 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 96 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 111 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • Del Mar College (about 129 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high school in Zapata:

  • ZAPATA H S (Students: 960, Location: 2009 STATE HWY 16, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Zapata:

Private elementary/middle school in Zapata:

  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 20, Location: HWY 16 & LINCOLN ST, Grades: PK-6)
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 2013: 22.5%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino 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
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
25 people in nursing homes in 2000

Zapata, Texas environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.5
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,5005
Evangelical Protestant73410
Mainline Protestant601
Other-1
None9,724-
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: 4
Zapata 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
Zapata County:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Zapata County:

26.8%
Texas:

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

13.0%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Zapata:

48.8%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Zapata:

46.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Zapata:

20.8%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Zapata:

14.4%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.0%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Zapata:

52.2%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.7%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Zapata, TX Residents

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
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 Webb County, TX  0.90% ($38,528 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.45% ($7,667)
from Starr County, TX  0.40% ($20,125)


4.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
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 Webb County, TX  1.21% ($31,354 average AGI)
to Starr County, TX  0.55% ($32,682)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.40% ($26,625)

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)
Zapata fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Zapata fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 8,300Total average daily traffic
  • 1,411Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,950Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

162 (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:

18 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Zapata, Texas:

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (93%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Zapata, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx3True Value1
H&R Block1UPS2

Zapata compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Zapata on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved more then 10 years ago (1,000+ households)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 (78076) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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