|City of Penitas|
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||2.0 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Land||2.0 sq mi (3.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|• Density||582.1/sq mi (225.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Penitas is located at (26.231111, -98.445000).
According to the United States Census Bureau, first settled in 1520, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.50% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,167 people, 319 households, and 279 families residing in the city. The population density was 582.1 people per square mile (225.3/km²). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 210.0/sq mi (81.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.29% White, 0.09% African American, 0.09% Native American, 16.20% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 98.03% of the population.
There were 319 households out of which 48.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.5% were non-families. 10.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.99.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,071, and the median income for a family was $28,355. Males had a median income of $21,932 versus $14,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,500. About 25.4% of families and 28.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.9% of those under age 18 and 28.0% of those age 65 or over.
Penitas is served by the La Joya Independent School District.
In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.
Government and infrastructure
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Post Office Location - PENITAS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.