South Padre Island, Texas

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Population in 2017: 2,830 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.8%
 
Males: 1,354  (47.9%)
Females: 1,476  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

61.0 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78597.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,205 (it was $45,417 in 2000)
South Padre Island:

$64,205
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $47,423 (it was $31,708 in 2000)

South Padre Island town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $295,358 (it was $154,100 in 2000)
South Padre Island:

$295,358
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: $987.

March 2019 cost of living index in South Padre Island: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.8%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in South Padre Island, TX (2010)
    • 1,89367.2%White alone
    • 82829.4%Hispanic
    • 401.4%Asian alone
    • 291.0%Black alone
    • 160.6%Two or more races
    • 80.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

Races in South Padre Island detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in South Padre Island, Texas as of September 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Padre Island is 416 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in South Padre Island 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)
2
(72.8)
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)
16
(610.5)
12
(451.0)
13
(473.2)
11
(393.3)
7
(242.7)
11
(377.9)
8
(278.3)
14
(480.4)
12
(411.1)
11
(377.2)
14
(482.1)
16
(552.7)
16
(555.4)
21
(742.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(381.5)
5
(187.9)
1
(36.4)
8
(286.0)
12
(416.1)
6
(206.1)
8
(278.3)
4
(137.3)
8
(274.1)
8
(274.3)
6
(206.6)
5
(172.7)
8
(277.7)
1
(35.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
40
(1,526)
63
(2,368)
38
(1,383)
31
(1,108)
51
(1,768)
37
(1,271)
23
(800.0)
33
(1,132)
29
(993.5)
22
(754.5)
24
(826.4)
28
(967.2)
28
(971.9)
33
(1,166)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(3,014)
105
(3,946)
103
(3,750)
134
(4,791)
78
(2,705)
97
(3,332)
60
(2,087)
52
(1,784)
74
(2,535)
62
(2,126)
40
(1,377)
39
(1,347)
33
(1,145)
33
(1,166)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
481
(18,352)
521
(19,579)
547
(19,913)
549
(19,628)
622
(21,567)
473
(16,249)
486
(16,904)
591
(20,281)
521
(17,849)
476
(16,324)
445
(15,324)
421
(14,542)
369
(12,808)
394
(13,922)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(610.5)
33
(1,240)
37
(1,347)
18
(643.5)
15
(520.1)
15
(515.3)
12
(417.4)
15
(514.8)
21
(719.4)
13
(445.8)
9
(309.9)
26
(898.1)
14
(485.9)
30
(1,060)
Arson
(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)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)1901.92049.21978.51794.11766.31542.81321.71629.41558.81372.41347.11435.21353.31560.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in South Padre Island, TX

Crime rate in South Padre Island detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 35 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.02
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: English (14.9%), German (6.2%), Irish (5.7%), American (4.8%), Italian (4.3%), Swedish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,561 people per square mile   (low).

South Padre Island, Texas map

587 residents are foreign born (15.2% Latin America, 4.4% Europe).

This town:

20.1%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,005 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,368 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brownsville, TX (23.3 miles , pop. 139,722).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (113.7 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (245.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Port Isabel, TX (1.9 miles ),
Laguna Heights, TX (2.4 miles ),
East Cameron, TX (2.7 miles ),
Laguna Vista, TX (2.8 miles ),
Bayview, TX (3.8 miles ),
Del Mar Heights, TX (4.0 miles ),
Chula Vista, TX (4.1 miles ),
Chula Vista-Orason, TX (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 26.11 N, Longitude: 97.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,945 (+66.6%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 489 (33.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Distribution of median household income in South Padre Island, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in South Padre Island, TX in 2017

Property values in South Padre Island, TX

South Padre Island satellite photo by USGS

South Padre Island tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $276,200
  • 2001: 59 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2003: 72 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $242,200
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $242,700
  • 2006: 64 buildings, average cost: $242,700
  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $481,700
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $481,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $511,800
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $481,900
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $401,100
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $360,900
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $493,500
  • 2014: 28 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 33 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $391,400
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $322,500
Number of permits per 10,000 South Padre Island, TX residents
Average permit cost in South Padre Island, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +749 (+44.8%).
Most common industries in South Padre Island, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.9%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.8%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (13.3%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common occupations in South Padre Island, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Top executives (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Lawyers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Top executives (8.3%)
  • Lawyers (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Financial managers (3.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.4%)

Average climate in South Padre Island, 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 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

South Padre Island-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 296.3 miles away from South Padre Island 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 195.7 miles away from South Padre Island 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 123.7 miles away from South Padre Island 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 475.0 miles away from South Padre Island center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 182.4 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 201.3 miles away from the city 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).
South Padre Island topographic map

Heliports located in South Padre Island:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Padre Island:

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 25 miles; Brownsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 32 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 64 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 68 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 108 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 112 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 116 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in South Padre Island: Fisherman's Wharf Marina (A), South Padre Island Fire Department (B), South Padre Island Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in South Padre Island: Island Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Schlitterbaun Water Parks (Water Parks & Slides; 90 Park Blvd Hwy 100), Ben's Fun & Sun (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6701 Padre Boulevard), Breakwater Rentals (Amusement & Theme Parks; Padre Boulevard).

Hotels: Bahia Mar Resort and Conference Center (6300 Padre Boulevard), Bahia Mar Resort (6300 Padre Boulevard), Beach Condos at Tres Palmas (2201 Gulf Boulevard), Casa Bella Inn & Resort (5601 Padre Boulevard), Miramar Resort Motel (1200 Padre Blvd), Budget Host Flamingo Hotel (3408 Padre Boulevard), Beachside Bar & Grill (310 Padre Boulevard), Best Western Fiesta Isles Htl (5701 Padre Boulevard), Beachside Inn & Suites (4500 Padre Boulevard).

Cameron 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 South Padre Island and their reported violations in the past:

HILL COUNTRY RESORT (Population served: 148, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-02-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-02-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2011)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.8%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.6%
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: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in South Padre Island (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: South Padre Branch at 550 Padre Blvd, branch established on 1974/12/09. 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
  • First National Bank of South Padre Island: First National Bank Of South Padre I at 709 Park Road 100, branch established on 1983/12/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $58.1 mil, Deposits: $52.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Laguna Madre Bancshares, Inc.
  • South Padre Bank, National Association: at 2700 Padre Boulevard, branch established on 1999/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $39.2 mil, Deposits: $31.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • International Bank of Commerce: South Padre Island Branch at 911 Padre Boulevard, branch established on 1990/02/01. 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
  • Lone Star National Bank: South Padre Island Branch at 601 Padre Boulevard, branch established on 2006/05/15. Info updated 2010/05/05: Bank assets: $2,174.7 mil, Deposits: $1,815.0 mil, headquarters in Pharr, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Lone Star National Bancshares--texas, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in South Padre Island:

Marital status in South Padre Island, TX
  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in South Padre Island:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
Texas average:

14.0

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

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Religion statistics for South Padre Island, 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.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
Texas:

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

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

53.1%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
South Padre Island:

51.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.8%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
South Padre Island:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
South Padre Island:

35.2%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
South Padre Island:

58.5%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Padre Island, 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 31$193,466$74,89058$163,918
Firefighters 26$161,815$74,6840$0
Parks and Recreation 21$75,232$42,9904$2,872
Streets and Highways 18$56,964$37,97613$21,091
Transit 15$37,603$30,0822$1,231
Other and Unallocable 12$37,213$37,21318$23,630
Other Government Administration 9$43,158$57,5440$0
Financial Administration 8$35,099$52,6490$0
Police - Other 8$34,215$51,3230$0
Health 5$17,163$41,19120$31,820
Judicial and Legal 4$13,813$41,4391$1,178
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 157$705,741$53,942116$245,740

South Padre Island government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $244,000 ($86.22)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,145,000 ($1818.02)
    Central Staff Services: $3,055,000 ($1079.51)
    Police Protection: $2,340,000 ($826.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,852,000 ($654.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,377,000 ($486.57)
    Health - Other: $504,000 ($178.09)
    Transit Utilities: $455,000 ($160.78)
    Financial Administration: $258,000 ($91.17)
    Regular Highways: $250,000 ($88.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $188,000 ($66.43)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($6.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $330,000 ($116.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $25,000 ($8.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $800,000 ($282.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $525,000 ($185.51)
    Police Protection: $83,000 ($29.33)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($13.07)
    General Public Building: $8,000 ($2.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,176,000 ($3242.40)

South Padre Island government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $613,000 ($216.61)
    Other: $33,000 ($11.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $200,000 ($70.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $734,000 ($259.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $255,000 ($90.11)
    General Revenue - Other: $100,000 ($35.34)
    Rents: $10,000 ($3.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $392,000 ($138.52)
    General Local Government Support: $208,000 ($73.50)
    Other: $71,000 ($25.09)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $7,569,000 ($2674.56)
    Property: $5,317,000 ($1878.80)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,118,000 ($748.41)
    Other License: $1,112,000 ($392.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $822,000 ($290.46)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $22,000 ($7.77)

South Padre Island government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,875,000 ($3136.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,920,000 ($2091.87)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000 ($1342.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $845,000 ($298.59)

South Padre Island government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,238,000 ($3264.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,248,000 ($4327.92)

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 South Padre Island, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
Comfort Suites1Long John Silver's1
DHL1Motel 61
Dairy Queen1Ramada1
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1UPS1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in South Padre Island:

  • 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 South Padre Island:

  • 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"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around South Padre Island:

  • 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)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
South Padre Island fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of South Padre Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 38.1mTotal length
  • 16,230Total average daily traffic
  • 486Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,730Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$039$304,50513$262,0691$87,9801$83,81045$293,328
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$06$289,6083$204,6230$00$07$294,583
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$133,06013$339,27515$249,8491$75,0200$020$303,660
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$05$338,9187$241,5701$115,6300$010$251,798
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$358,4202$243,0700$00$02$338,975

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$209,6601$130,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$212,4001$130,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Padre Island, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Padre Island, TX - Value

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 26. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 55 took place in 2011, and the least - 1 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in South Padre Island, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.8%), and Structure Fires (31.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in South Padre Island, TX
    • 17748.8%Outside Fires
    • 11531.7%Structure Fires
    • 369.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 359.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Padre Island, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in South Padre Island, Texas:

  • Pearl South Padre Island Beach Hotel & Condos, 310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-6551, Fax: (956) 761-6570
  • Best Western Fiesta Isles, 5701 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-4913, Fax: (956) 761-4954
  • Motel 6 #1237 South Padre Island, 4013 Padre Is Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-7911, Fax: (956) 761-6339
  • Howard Johnson, 1709 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-5658, Fax: (956) 761-5520
  • Island Inn, 3813 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-8500, Fax: (956) 761-8882
  • Ramada Inn, 6200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 , Phone: (800) 578-7878, Fax: (956) 761-3411
  • Bahia Mar Resort, 6300 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-1361, Fax: (956) 761-6484
  • Holiday Inn Express, 6502 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 , Phone: (956) 761-8844, Fax: (956) 772-1814
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in South Padre Island, Texas
Most common first names in South Padre Island, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John974.9 years
William969.9 years
Charles872.4 years
Joseph763.0 years
James770.0 years
Robert675.3 years
Mary578.2 years
Ruth586.0 years
Joe471.3 years
Edward482.7 years
Most common last names in South Padre Island, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith485.8 years
Adams375.3 years
Foster385.7 years
Furcron379.3 years
Callaway375.9 years
Williams374.3 years
Gutches277.5 years
Beach276.0 years
Coleman276.0 years
Dunn275.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Padre Island, TX
  • 96.2%Electricity
  • 3.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Padre Island, TX
  • 93.1%Electricity
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


South Padre Island compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

South Padre Island on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #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+)"
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