Lopezville, Texas

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Lopezville, Texas
Census-designated place
Location of Lopezville, Texas
Location of Lopezville, Texas
Hidalgo County Lopezville.svg
Coordinates: 26°14′45″N 98°9′23″W / 26.24583°N 98.15639°W / 26.24583; -98.15639Coordinates: 26°14′45″N 98°9′23″W / 26.24583°N 98.15639°W / 26.24583; -98.15639
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Hidalgo
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 4,333
 • Density 2,400/sq mi (940/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78589
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-43972[2]
GNIS feature ID 1340553[3]

Lopezville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 4,333 at the 2010 United States Census.[1] It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town developed during the early 1960s as a trailer park. It is named for Francisco Solano López, a former president of Paraguay, a descendant of whom founded his namesake trailer park.

Geography[edit]

Lopezville is located at 26°14′45″N 98°9′23″W / 26.24583°N 98.15639°W / 26.24583; -98.15639 (26.245789, -98.156402)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,476 people, 1,035 households, and 963 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,520.5 people per square mile (970.9/km²). There were 1,117 housing units at an average density of 629.0/sq mi (242.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.35% White, 0.20% African American, 0.04% Asian, 7.19% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 98.19% of the population.

There were 1,035 households out of which 61.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 6.9% were non-families. 6.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.32 and the average family size was 4.49.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 40.0% under the age of 18, 14.7% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 14.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,935, and the median income for a family was $19,149. Males had a median income of $12,563 versus $15,518 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,254. About 46.1% of families and 54.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 58.5% of those under age 18 and 30.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Lopezville is served by the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.

References[edit]

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