Edcouch, Texas

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Edcouch, Texas
Location of Edcouch, Texas
Location of Edcouch, Texas
Coordinates: 26°17′40″N 97°57′48″W / 26.29444°N 97.96333°W / 26.29444; -97.96333Coordinates: 26°17′40″N 97°57′48″W / 26.29444°N 97.96333°W / 26.29444; -97.96333
Country United States of America
State Texas
County Hidalgo
Area
 • Total1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,161
 • Density3,056/sq mi (1,179.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78538
Area code(s)956
FIPS code48-22528[1]
GNIS feature ID1335079[2]

Edcouch is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,161 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.

Geography[edit]

Edcouch is located in eastern Hidalgo County at 26°17′40″N 97°57′48″W / 26.29444°N 97.96333°W / 26.29444; -97.96333 (26.294354, −97.963410),[4] at the intersection of State Highway 107 and Farm to Market Road 1015. Its neighboring cities are Elsa to the west and La Villa to the east. Edcouch is 13 miles (21 km) east of Edinburg, the Hidalgo county seat, 22 miles (35 km) northeast of McAllen, and 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Harlingen.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Edcouch has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930914
19401,75892.3%
19502,92566.4%
19602,814−3.8%
19702,656−5.6%
19803,09216.4%
19902,878−6.9%
20003,34216.1%
20103,161−5.4%
Est. 20183,355[5]6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

At the 2000 census there were 3,342 people in 891 households, including 757 families, in the city. The population density was 3,573.9 people per square mile (1,372.7/km²). There were 985 housing units at an average density of 1,053.3 per square mile (404.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.33% White, 0.63% African American, 0.63% Native American, 19.84% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 97.13%.[1]

Of the 891 households 50.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 23.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 13.7% of households were one person and 8.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.75 and the average family size was 4.13.

The age distribution was 37.1% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% 65 or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median household income was $18,618 and the median family income was $20,208. Males had a median income of $18,708 versus $12,468 for females. The per capita income for the city was $6,096. About 43.4% of families and 48.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 60.3% of those under age 18 and 37.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Edcouch is served by the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District. Edcouch residents are also allowed to apply to magnet schools operated by the South Texas Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Edcouch city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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