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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    D
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Zapata County is located in Texas with a population of 14,415. Living in Zapata County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Zapata County and residents tend to be liberal.
Population
14,415

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$60,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$523
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Zapata County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    22%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    45%
    13%

Working in Zapata County

Jobs
D
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,550
National
$55,322

Zapata County Reviews

2 reviews
I like zapata because it is all I have ever known. It's a small town where everyone knows eachother so word travels fast. Something that I would like to see change would be the people's way of thinking in this town. Every one is so competitive with their lives that they don't know how to live out of town.
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Zapata is a lovely town filled with amazing people. The community always comes together to help when there is someone in need. It is an excellent place to raise a family. Falcon lake is one of the best when it comes to bass fishing. There is beautiful scenery and the town is full of history.