Port Isabel, Texas

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Population in 2017: 5,060 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 2,302  (45.5%)
Females: 2,758  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78597.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,799 (it was $25,323 in 2000)
Port Isabel:

$35,799
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,809 (it was $11,239 in 2000)

Port Isabel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,967 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Port Isabel:

$101,967
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $116,456; detached houses: $118,256; townhouses or other attached units: $263,037; in 2-unit structures: $267,858; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $479,821; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $303,595; mobile homes: $41,587; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $28,432

Median gross rent in 2017: $749.

March 2019 cost of living index in Port Isabel: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.4%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 50.5% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Port Isabel, TX (2010)
    • 3,83076.5%Hispanic
    • 1,11322.2%White alone
    • 220.4%Asian alone
    • 180.4%Two or more races
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 70.1%Black alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Port Isabel, Texas as of November 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Port Isabel is 460 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Port Isabel by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
13
(237.2)
12
(217.2)
9
(165.7)
11
(207.5)
4
(75.2)
2
(37.5)
4
(78.3)
1
(19.3)
3
(59.3)
1
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(36.5)
1
(18.1)
3
(55.2)
3
(56.6)
4
(75.2)
4
(75.0)
4
(78.3)
4
(77.1)
1
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.8)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(492.7)
23
(416.3)
15
(276.1)
16
(301.8)
15
(281.8)
18
(337.5)
20
(391.3)
12
(231.3)
8
(158.3)
12
(240.0)
33
(657.1)
37
(737.8)
33
(657.8)
17
(335.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
72
(1,314)
58
(1,050)
30
(552.2)
51
(962.1)
55
(1,033)
100
(1,875)
79
(1,546)
96
(1,851)
48
(949.6)
56
(1,120)
36
(716.8)
26
(518.4)
15
(299.0)
17
(335.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
303
(5,529)
259
(4,688)
294
(5,411)
276
(5,207)
267
(5,017)
276
(5,175)
224
(4,383)
280
(5,398)
253
(5,005)
222
(4,440)
212
(4,221)
199
(3,968)
192
(3,827)
142
(2,804)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(146.0)
10
(181.0)
3
(55.2)
2
(37.7)
4
(75.2)
11
(206.3)
15
(293.5)
4
(77.1)
5
(98.9)
5
(100.0)
5
(99.6)
12
(239.3)
12
(239.2)
9
(177.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
1
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)624.1537.9463.8522.0418.1474.8471.3436.5359.6328.0370.4399.6324.7232.8

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City-data.com crime index in Port Isabel, TX

Crime rate in Port Isabel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.59
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: English (3.1%), American (2.3%), Polish (1.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 2.20 square miles.

Population density: 2,304 people per square mile   (low).

Port Isabel, Texas map

1,401 residents are foreign born (26.9% Latin America).

This city:

27.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,997 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,235 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brownsville, TX (19.6 miles , pop. 139,722).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (116.0 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (246.8 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Laguna Heights, TX (1.6 miles ),
South Padre Island, TX (1.9 miles ),
East Cameron, TX (2.1 miles ),
Laguna Vista, TX (2.4 miles ),
Bayview, TX (3.5 miles ),
Del Mar Heights, TX (3.6 miles ),
Chula Vista, TX (3.8 miles ),
Chula Vista-Orason, TX (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 26.07 N, Longitude: 97.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +882 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 826 (40.0%)

Area code: 956

Distribution of median household income in Port Isabel, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Port Isabel, TX in 2017

Property values in Port Isabel, TX

Port Isabel satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $404,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $404,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $36,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $36,000
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Port Isabel, TX residents
Average permit cost in Port Isabel, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Port Isabel, TX
Historical housing units in Port Isabel, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in Port Isabel, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.9%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Private households (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.9%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (29.7%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Warehousing & storage (4.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Port Isabel, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.7%)
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.4%)

Average climate in Port Isabel, Texas

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Port Isabel, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.7. This is about average.

City:

73.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2017 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.92
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Port Isabel-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% 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 294.2 miles away from Port Isabel 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 197.4 miles away from Port Isabel 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 124.9 miles away from Port Isabel 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 474.6 miles away from Port Isabel 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 203.2 miles away from Port Isabel center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from Port Isabel 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 Cameron County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Port Isabel topographic map

Airports and heliports located in Port Isabel:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Isabel:

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 22 miles; Brownsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 30 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 62 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 66 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 109 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 115 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public elementary/middle school in Port Isabel:

  • CRENSHAW EL AND MIDDLE (Location: 406 HWY 87, Grades: PK-8)

Library in Port Isabel:

  • PORT ISABEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $209,481; Location: 213 N YTURRIA ST; 26,010 books; 432 audio materials; 917 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 67 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Port Isabel: White Sands Marina (A), Mighty Minnow Marina (B), Anchor Marina (C), Point Isabel Lighthouse (D), Port Isabel Fire Department (E), Cameron County Sheriff's Office (F), Port Isabel Police Department (G), Port Isabel Public Library (H), Port Isabel Emergency Medical Services (I), Port Isabel Historical Museum (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Port Isabel: Fisher of Men Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Port Isabel include: Lighthouse Park (1), Texas State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Casa Rosa Inn (761 State Highway 100).

Court: Port Isabel-City - Municiple Court (110 West Hickman Avenue).

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

3.0 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.5%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
9 people in maritime/merchant vessels in 2010
3 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Port Isabel (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Port Isabel Branch at 1800 West Highway 100, branch established on 1985/01/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • International Bank of Commerce: Wal Mart Port Isabel Branch at 1401 Hwy 100, branch established on 2005/07/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $952.8 mil, Deposits: $601.8 mil, headquarters in Brownsville, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • First National Bank: Port Isabel Branch at 115 E Queen Isabella, branch established on 2001/08/13. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,517.0 mil, Deposits: $2,598.8 mil, headquarters in Edinburg, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Group, Inc.
  • First National Bank of South Padre Island: Port Isabel Branch at 218 East Queen Isabella Boulevard, branch established on 1995/07/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $58.1 mil, Deposits: $52.5 mil, headquarters in South Padre Island, TX, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Laguna Madre Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Port Isabel:

Marital status in Port Isabel, TX
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Port Isabel:

  • High school or higher: 67.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.8
Texas average:

14.0

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

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Religion statistics for Port Isabel, TX (based on Cameron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
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: 47
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Cameron County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Cameron County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
Cameron County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
State:

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

18.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Port Isabel:

47.4%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Port Isabel:

45.9%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.6%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Port Isabel:

11.0%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Port Isabel:

34.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Port Isabel:

52.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port Isabel, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$104,963$48,4440$0
Other and Unallocable 14$50,432$43,2277$4,931
Parks and Recreation 12$28,765$28,7655$2,873
Health 9$28,775$38,36716$19,902
Solid Waste Management 9$20,102$26,8030$0
Financial Administration 8$27,063$40,5950$0
Local Libraries 6$15,079$30,1580$0
Police - Other 2$17,474$104,8440$0
Firefighters 1$5,333$63,9960$0
Welfare 1$3,206$38,4720$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 12$18,068
Airports 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 21$29,347
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 88$301,192$41,07261$75,121

Port Isabel government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $87,000 ($17.19)
    Libraries: $48,000 ($9.49)
    Regular Highways: $45,000 ($8.89)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($2.77)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($2.37)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,798,000 ($355.34)
    Police Protection: $993,000 ($196.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $574,000 ($113.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $381,000 ($75.30)
    Central Staff Services: $296,000 ($58.50)
    Health - Other: $279,000 ($55.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $119,000 ($23.52)
    Libraries: $119,000 ($23.52)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($22.53)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($9.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($3.95)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($2.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($0.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($1.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $169,000 ($33.40)
    General Public Building: $143,000 ($28.26)
    Regular Highways: $74,000 ($14.62)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($7.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000 ($6.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $10,000 ($1.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($1.19)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($1.19)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($1.19)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($0.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.99)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,289,000 ($452.37)

Port Isabel government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $346,000 ($68.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $250,000 ($49.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $124,000 ($24.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $14,000 ($2.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000 ($7.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $99,000 ($19.57)
    Health and Hospitals: $52,000 ($10.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $404,000 ($79.84)
    Sale of Property: $183,000 ($36.17)
    Interest Earnings: $102,000 ($20.16)
    General Revenue - Other: $74,000 ($14.62)
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000 ($9.09)
    Rents: $6,000 ($1.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $148,000 ($29.25)
    Health and Hospitals: $53,000 ($10.47)
    Other: $7,000 ($1.38)
    Highways: $3,000 ($0.59)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,219,000 ($438.54)
    Property: $1,806,000 ($356.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $382,000 ($75.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $89,000 ($17.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000 ($13.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.99)

Port Isabel government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $235,000 ($46.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $235,000 ($46.44)

Port Isabel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,859,000 ($565.02)

3.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,067 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.32% ($34,480)
from Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($38,656)


3.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.63% ($38,428 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.40% ($43,022)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($33,006)
Businesses in Port Isabel, TX
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Lane Furniture1
Church's Chicken1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless3Nike1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
Domino's Pizza1UPS2
FedEx2Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Port Isabel:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port Isabel:

  • KNVO-FM (101.1 FM; PORT ISABEL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KESO (92.7 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZSP (95.3 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Port Isabel:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
Port Isabel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Port Isabel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.5mTotal length
  • 37,470Total average daily traffic
  • 2,082Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,490Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 2004 Port Rd (Lat: 26.054250 Lon: -97.213250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Call Sign: KVP757,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.940 MHz, 158.752 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2000, Expiration Date: 01/25/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2006, Registrant: Radio Communications, 1829 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, Haligen, TX 78550-4251, Phone: (956) 412-5122, Fax: (956) 412-5129, Email:
  • Lat: 26.057083 Lon: -97.215222, Call Sign: WQKZ359,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 456.187 MHz, 451.562 MHz, 456.562 MHz, 451.687 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2009, Expiration Date: 11/03/2019, Certifier: Leigh Ann Clark, Registrant: Valley Radio Center, 1522 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550, Phone: (956) 423-6407, Fax: (956) 423-1705, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Port Isabel)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PAUL SEALES PT3 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 113PS , Serial Number: 10011, Year manufactured: 2017, Airworthiness Date: 03/17/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Paul Seales, Po Box 27, Port Isabel, TX 78578
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172S (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 648SJ , Serial Number: 172S8648, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 06/21/2001
    Registrant (Individual): James Frederick Bryant, 17 Torrey Pines Dr, Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/22/2017
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7504R , Serial Number: 28-22060, Year manufactured: 1966, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/1972
    Registrant (Individual): C C Hobson, Star Rt Box 66, Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/04/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$221,59710$156,0432$15,8706$210,4080$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$218,6400$01$213,7900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$596,18011$119,4165$37,6444$153,7301$24,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$06$169,8551$134,4402$116,3700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$151,1900$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$187,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Port Isabel, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Port Isabel, TX - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Port Isabel, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (38.7%), and Outside Fires (30.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Port Isabel, TX
    • 5538.7%Structure Fires
    • 4330.3%Outside Fires
    • 3423.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 107.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Port Isabel, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Port Isabel, TX
  • 87.5%Electricity
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Port Isabel, TX
  • 81.3%Electricity
  • 18.7%Utility gas


Port Isabel compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Port Isabel on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
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  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 (78597) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 7 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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