Sandia, Texas

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Population in 2010: 379.
Population change since 2000: -12.1%
Males: 211  (55.7%)
Females: 168  (44.3%)
Median resident age:

58.1 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 78383.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $-659,811,505 (it was $41,786 in 2000)
Sandia $-659,811,505
TX $72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $59,146 (it was $11,516 in 2000)

Sandia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $-771,428,571 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Sandia $-771,428,571
TX $275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $77,995; detached houses: $77,036
March 2022 cost of living index in Sandia: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 10.2%
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  • Races in Sandia, TX (2022)
    • 18253.4%White alone
    • 12035.2%Hispanic
    • 4312.6%Two or more races

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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Sandia, Texas as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sandia is 45 to 1.


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Ancestries: Polish (25.7%), French (21.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 129 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 392 people per square mile   (very low).

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5 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
Texas:

13.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sandia CDP:

1.1% ($468)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (34.9 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (106.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Casa Blanca, TX (1.4 miles),
Pernitas Point, TX (1.7 miles ),
K-Bar Ranch, TX (1.8 miles ),
Lake City, TX (2.0 miles ),
Paisano Park, TX (2.3 miles),
Edgewater-Paisano, TX (2.3 miles),
Edgewater Estates, TX (2.3 miles),
Orange Grove, TX (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 28.02 N, Longitude: 97.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 361

Distribution of median household income in Sandia, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Sandia, TX in 2022
Sandia satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Sandia, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (32.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (14.9%)
  • Truck transportation (12.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.6%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (25.9%)
  • Truck transportation (22.2%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.6%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (7.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (61.7%)
  • Educational services (18.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Sandia, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (12.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (9.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (27.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (22.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (11.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (30.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (18.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.3%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6.7%)

Average climate in Sandia, 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 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 52.8. This is better than average.

City:

52.8
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.120. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.120
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Sandia-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/16/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Sandia place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 20.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sandia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from Sandia center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from Sandia 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 366.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 21.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/2018 at 16:28:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Sandia center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from Sandia 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 Jim Wells County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sandia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sandia:

  • AMERICAN MEDICAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES MATHIS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MATHIS, TX)
  • LAKEVIEW HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MATHIS, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandia:

  • Coastal Bend College (about 30 miles; Beeville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • Del Mar College (about 34 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 35 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 40 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Victoria College (about 78 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 78 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • Palo Alto College (about 99 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,055)

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Notable locations in Sandia: Sandia Ambulance Services (A), Sandia Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jim Wells County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sandia and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI RV PARK & MARINA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-14-2012)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sandia that have no violations reported:

  • ZEPHYR BAPTIST ENCAMPMENT (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.2%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Sandia:

Marital status in Sandia, TX
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 10.3%
  • Widowed: 22.8%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

For population 25 years and over in Sandia:

  • High school or higher: 65.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.9
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sandia, TX (based on Jim Wells County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,2589
Evangelical Protestant7,66031
Mainline Protestant9668
Other6032
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox372
None14,121-
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: 10
Here:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Jim Wells County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Jim Wells County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jim Wells County:

14.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sandia:

43.9%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sandia:

21.6%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sandia:

13.3%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.5%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Sandia:

51.8%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Sandia:

78.3%
State:

80.7%

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Strongest AM radio stations in Sandia:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • 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.)
  • KOPY (1070 AM; 1 kW; ALICE, TX; Owner: SENDERO MULTIMEDIA, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KCCT (1150 AM; 1 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: RADIO KCCT, INC.)
  • KDAE (1590 AM; 1 kW; SINTON, TX; Owner: NUECES RADIO PARTNERS, LP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sandia:

  • KMXR (93.9 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSAB (99.9 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRYS-FM (99.1 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFTX (97.5 FM; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: QUALITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLTG (96.5 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KLUX (89.5 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: DIOCESAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KOUL (103.7 FM; SINTON, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KKLM (88.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMIQ (104.9 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: COTTON BROADCASTING)
  • KZFM (95.5 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: MALKAN FM ASSOCIATES)
  • KBNJ (91.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKBA (92.7 FM; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • KEDT-FM (90.3 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC BRAODCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KRXB (107.1 FM; BEEVILLE, TX; Owner: SHAFFER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • KNDA (102.9 FM; ALICE, TX; Owner: GUERRA ENTERPRISES)
  • KLHB (98.3 FM; ODEM, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KUKA (105.9 FM; SAN DIEGO, TX; Owner: IDEAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOPY-FM (92.1 FM; ALICE, TX; Owner: SCENDERO MULTIMEDIA, INC.)
  • KFLZ (106.9 FM; BISHOP, TX; Owner: DAVILA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBSO (94.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: REINA BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sandia:

  • KZTV (Channel 10; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: EAGLE CREEK BROADCASTING OF CORPUS CHRISTI, LLC)
  • KORO (Channel 28; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIII (Channel 3; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 3 OF CORPUS CHRISTI, INC.)
  • KRIS-TV (Channel 6; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: KVOA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEDT (Channel 16; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K50DW (Channel 50; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57FC (Channel 57; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KXCC-CA (Channel 45; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CASA OF CORPUS CHRISTI, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCX-LP (Channel 50; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: LOCALONE TEXAS, LTD.)

Sandia fatal accident list:

May 14, 2000 03:15 PM, Sr-359, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 1986 00:07 AM, 359, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 285ft / 86.5mTotal length
  • 13,149Total average daily traffic
  • 2,979Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,610Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3.5 Mi Ese (Lat: 28.009472 Lon: -97.823889), Call Sign: KUW929, Licensee ID: L00096709,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.4400 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2004, Expiration Date: 07/19/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2014, Registrant: Henry P Knolle Jr, Sandia, TX 78383, Phone: (361) 547-6326, Fax: (361) 547-9447, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sandia)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sandia)
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Sandia compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
There are 12 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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