Palm Valley, Cameron County, Texas

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Palm Valley, Texas
Location of Palm Valley, Texas
Location of Palm Valley, Texas
Cameron County PalmValley.svg
Coordinates: 26°12′13″N 97°45′14″W / 26.20361°N 97.75389°W / 26.20361; -97.75389Coordinates: 26°12′13″N 97°45′14″W / 26.20361°N 97.75389°W / 26.20361; -97.75389
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
Incorporated September 11, 1980
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,298
 • Density 2,081.4/sq mi (803.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-54798[1]
GNIS feature ID 1388564[2]

Palm Valley is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,304 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.


Palm Valley is located at 26°12′13″N 97°45′14″W / 26.20361°N 97.75389°W / 26.20361; -97.75389 (26.203585, -97.754013).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,298 people, 610 households, and 434 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,081.4 people per square mile (808.3/km²). There were 705 housing units at an average density of 1,130.5 per square mile (439.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.07% White, 0.39% African American, 1.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.63% of the population.

There were 610 households out of which 15.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the city the population was spread out with 13.0% under the age of 18, 2.7% from 18 to 24, 16.6% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 38.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,750, and the median income for a family was $74,868. Males had a median income of $53,500 versus $35,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,867. About 0.7% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.


Palm Valley is served by the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.

In addition, residents are eligible to apply to South Texas Independent School District's magnet schools.


  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.