Zapata, Texas

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Population in 2010: 5,089.
Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 2,396  (47.1%)
Females: 2,693  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78076.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,790 (it was $24,136 in 2000)
Zapata:

$35,790
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,855 (it was $11,863 in 2000)

Zapata CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,297 (it was $41,700 in 2000)
Zapata:

$92,297
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $125,735; detached houses: $139,344; mobile homes: $70,314

Median gross rent in 2017: $457.

March 2019 cost of living index in Zapata: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%
(40.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Zapata, TX (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Zapata, Texas as of November 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Zapata is 369 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (1.2%), American (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 404 feet

Land area: 7.71 square miles.

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

Zapata, Texas map

1,201 residents are foreign born (24.5% Latin America).

This place:

24.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,002 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $484 (0.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Zapata, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Zapata, TX in 2017
Zapata satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Zapata, TX
Historical housing units in Zapata, TX
Most common industries in Zapata, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (21.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (14.2%)
  • Public administration (9.7%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (25.2%)
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Truck transportation (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.8%)
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Social assistance (12.4%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (2.5%)
Most common occupations in Zapata, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Plant and system operators (5.5%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)

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 Zapata 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 the city 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 Zapata 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 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 432.9 miles away from Zapata 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 (13).
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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Zapata:

Marital status in Zapata, TX
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Zapata:

  • High school or higher: 57.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.6
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Zapata
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Zapata, TX (based on Zapata County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
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
Here:

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:
Zapata County:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.8%
Texas:

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

13.0%
Texas:

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

3.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,638 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
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 Webb County, TX  1.03% ($51,400 average AGI)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.48% ($26,524)
Businesses in Zapata, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Holiday Inn1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx3True Value1
H&R Block1UPS2

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Zapata fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 381ft / 116mTotal length
  • $199,000Total costs
  • 41,680Total average daily traffic
  • 8,607Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,640Total future (year 2033) 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:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

20 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 12/19/2002
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ernest E Cabrera, Po Box 68, Zapata, TX 78076, Other Owners: Hilda M Cabrera

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of reported fires - 46 took place in 2016, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zapata, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (53.8%), and Structure Fires (26.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zapata, TX
    • 14253.8%Outside Fires
    • 7126.9%Structure Fires
    • 2911.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 228.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Zapata, TX

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
  • SureStay Hotel by Best Western Zapata, 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Zapata, TX
  • 86.9%Electricity
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Zapata, TX
  • 92.2%Electricity
  • 7.8%Utility gas


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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below 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"
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