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Moore, Texas. Moore is thirteen miles northeast of Pearsall in north central Frio County. Chances are it was named for pioneer R. W. Moore, who, after an Indian raid in 1861, was found mortally wounded on the front porch of his cabin on Moore Hollow Creek, immediately west of the site of the present town.

August Obets and his wife Louisa of Castroville moved to Frio County in 1870 chose a site at Moore Hollow Creek in 1874, built a grass-covered log house there, and became Moore Hollow's first permanent settlers. The couple constructed the community's first frame house in 1876. The name of the community was changed to Moore Station in 1892 and finally to Moore in 1897.

Between 1900 and 1910 three churches, the First National Bank, the Moore Hotel, two drugstores, and a cotton gin were added to the community. A yellow fever epidemic in 1903 caused at least twelve deaths. The disease was treated by residents with a tea made from watermelon seeds, believed to have been introduced by Mexican laborers attracted to the region by an exceptional cotton crop that year.

With an estimated population of 300 in 1910, Moore was one of the largest towns between Laredo and San Antonio and the railroad terminus for a significant cotton industry in the area. The community's first Mexican school was established in 1913 and housed in the Jesús Rodríguez Dance Hall. By 1914 Moore had Baptist, Catholic, and Methodist churches.

The population of Moore from the 1970s to 1990 was estimated at 230. According to the 2002 census the latest population reported in at 813 residents.

Elementary
Devine Elementary School
(830) 663-6720
112 Bentson Dr
Devine, TX

Devine Intermediate School
(830) 663-6740
900 Atkins Ave
Devine, TX

Ted Flores Elementary
(830) 334-4108
321 W Pena St
Pearsall, TX

Natalia Elementary School
(830) 663-2837
8th St & Pearson St
Natalia, TX

Middle
Devine Middle School
(830) 663-6760
400 Cardinal Dr
Devine, TX

Devine Intermediate School
(830) 663-6740
900 Atkins Ave
Devine, TX

Pearsall Junior High School
(830) 334-8021
607 E Alabama St
Pearsall, TX

Natalia Junior High School
(830) 663-4027
8th St & Pearson St
Natalia, TX

High

Devine High School
(830) 663-6780
1225 W Hondo Ave
Devine, TX

Pearsall High School
(830) 334-8011
1990 Maverick Dr
Pearsall, TX

Natalia High School
(830) 663-4417
8th St & Kearney St
Natalia, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78057

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Rural
Population 813 16,345 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 11.2 13.4 79.6 79.6
Percent male 52.6% 54.2% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 47.4% 45.9% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 41.7 34.1 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.6 3.0 2.8 2.6
Median household income $42,024 $22,954 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $18,441 $10,079 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 7.0 4.8 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 6.0 4.3 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $60,958 $74,200 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 41.7 19.2 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 2.6% 2.6% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 69.8% 62.0% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 11.9% 21.2% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 18.3% 16.8% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.0% 0.7% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 29.3% 20.8% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 68.5% 71.7% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 2.4% 2.9% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 61.7% 58.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 21.9% 24.4% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 6.3% 6.6% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 7.1% 7.0% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 3.1% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 30.5% 33.3% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 33.2% 28.2% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 8.1% 12.3% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 28.1% 26.2% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 67.1% 66.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 3.6% 5.5% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 9.3% 9.2% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 4.3% 5.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $4,717 $5,330 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 14.7 13.7 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 950 1,278 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 476 1,278 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 7.0% 6.5% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth 2.7% -0.6% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 15.9% -0.6% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 6.75% 7.50% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 71.7 73.9 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 77 77 63 48
Watershed quality 90 90 71 54
Physicians per capita 55.1 55.1 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 89.2 89.4 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 100 99 93 71
UV index 6.0 6.0 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 606 631 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 27.5 27.3 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.2 0.1 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 39.7 39.5 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 96.5 96.9 94.6 86.4
Days of precipitation annually 82 82 77 112
Days mostly sunny annually 224 224 235 205
Comfort index (during hot weather) 23 23 27 44
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