Arroyo Gardens-La Tina Ranch, Texas
|Arroyo Gardens-La Tina Ranch, Texas|
|• Total||16.5 sq mi (42.7 km2)|
|• Land||16.3 sq mi (42.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|• Density||45.0/sq mi (17.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Arroyo Gardens-La Tina Ranch was a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 732 at the 2000 census. For the 2010 census it was split into the Arroyo Gardens and La Tina Ranch CDPs. The communities are part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Arroyo Gardens-La Tina Ranch CDP was located at (26.216092, -97.496506).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 16.5 square miles (43 km2), of which 16.3 square miles (42 km2) was land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 1.21%, was water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 732 people, 205 households, and 173 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 45.0 people per square mile (17.4/km²). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 15.5/sq mi (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.45% White, 0.41% Native American, 2.73% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.22% of the population.
There were 205 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.6% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.57 and the average family size was 3.97.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,056, and the median income for a family was $18,819. Males had a median income of $13,487 versus $11,786 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,890. About 27.2% of families and 38.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 55.9% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.
The communities are served by the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District.
In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.