West Alto Bonito, Texas

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West Alto Bonito, Texas
Location of West Alto Bonito, Texas
Location of West Alto Bonito, Texas
Starr County AltoBonito.svg
Coordinates: 26°18′51″N 98°39′42″W / 26.31417°N 98.66167°W / 26.31417; -98.66167Coordinates: 26°18′51″N 98°39′42″W / 26.31417°N 98.66167°W / 26.31417; -98.66167
Country United States
State Texas
County Starr
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 236 ft (72 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 696
 • Density 7,000/sq mi (2,300/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 78582
FIPS code 48-02192[1]
GNIS feature ID 1377930[2]

West Alto Bonito is a census-designated place (CDP) in Starr County, Texas, United States. The population was 696 in 2010 census. Prior to the 2010 census West Alto Bonito CDP was known as Alto Bonito CDP.[3]


West Alto Bonito is located at 26°18′51″N 98°39′42″W / 26.31417°N 98.66167°W / 26.31417; -98.66167 (26.314299, -98.661723).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.1 square mile (0.3 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 569 people, 128 households, and 120 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,692.8 people per square mile (1,830.8/km²). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 1,261.9/sq mi (492.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.25% White, 2.64% Pacific Islander, 2.11% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.36% of the population.

There were 128 households out of which 73.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.5% were non-families. 5.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.45 and the average family size was 4.62.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 44.1% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 10.0% from 45 to 64, and 2.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females there were 109.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,396, and the median income for a family was $17,396. Males had a median income of $17,857 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $3,717. About 71.9% of families and 75.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 79.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


West Alto Bonito is served by the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District.