Cuevitas, Texas

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Cuevitas, Texas
Census-designated place
Location of Cuevitas, Texas
Location of Cuevitas, Texas
Hidalgo County Cuevitas.svg
Coordinates: 26°15′46″N 98°34′44″W / 26.26278°N 98.57889°W / 26.26278; -98.57889Coordinates: 26°15′46″N 98°34′44″W / 26.26278°N 98.57889°W / 26.26278; -98.57889
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Hidalgo
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 40
 • Density 130/sq mi (50/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-18104[2]
GNIS feature ID 1333792[3]

Cuevitas is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 40 at the 2010 United States Census.[1] Rated the poorest community in Texas, it is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Cuevitas is located at 26°15′46″N 98°34′44″W / 26.26278°N 98.57889°W / 26.26278; -98.57889 (26.262686, -98.578912).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (10.00%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 37 people, 12 households, and 9 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 136.3 people per square mile (52.9/km²). There were 16 housing units at an average density of 58.9/sq mi (22.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% Hispanic.

There were 12 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 13.5% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 68.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $8,750, and the median income for a family was $8,750. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $1,703, which is the lowest in the state of Texas. There were 100.0% of families and 100.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under 18s and none of those over 64.


Cuevitas is within the boundary of La Joya Independent School District.

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


  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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.