Lasara, Texas

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Lasara, Texas
CDP
Location of Lasara, Texas
Location of Lasara, Texas
Willacy County Lasara.svg
Coordinates: 26°27′56″N 97°54′43″W / 26.46556°N 97.91194°W / 26.46556; -97.91194Coordinates: 26°27′56″N 97°54′43″W / 26.46556°N 97.91194°W / 26.46556; -97.91194
Country United States
State Texas
County Willacy
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,024
 • Density 733.6/sq mi (283.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78561
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-41548[1]
GNIS feature ID 1339691[2]

Lasara is a census-designated place (CDP) in Willacy County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,024 at the 2000 census.

Lasara was named after Laura Harding and Sarah Gill, the wives of German settlers William Harding and Lamar Gill.

Geography[edit]

Lasara is located at 26°27′56″N 97°54′43″W / 26.46556°N 97.91194°W / 26.46556; -97.91194 (26.465449, -97.912001).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,024 people, 257 households, and 228 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 733.6 people per square mile (282.4/km²). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 211.4/sq mi (81.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.19% White, 0.68% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 29.59% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.80% of the population.

There were 257 households out of which 57.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.9% were non-families. 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.98 and the average family size was 4.28.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 40.6% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 11.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,794, and the median income for a family was $18,917. Males had a median income of $18,472 versus $12,917 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,336. About 40.9% of families and 45.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.1% of those under age 18 and 51.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Lasara Post Office.[4]

Education[edit]

Lasara is within the Lasara Independent School District (Pre-K through 12). Lasara LSD was approved on March 18, 1925.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve Lasara and many surrounding communities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Post Office Location - LASARA." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.

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