Primera, Texas

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Primera, Texas
Town
Location of Primera, Texas
Location of Primera, Texas
Cameron County Primera.svg
Coordinates: 26°13′23″N 97°45′5″W / 26.22306°N 97.75139°W / 26.22306; -97.75139
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,070
 • Density 1,549/sq mi (598.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78550
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-59540[1]
GNIS feature ID 1344565[2]

Primera is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States, near Combes. The population was 4,070 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

Geography[edit]

Primera is located in western Cameron County at 26°13′23″N 97°45′5″W / 26.22306°N 97.75139°W / 26.22306; -97.75139 (26.223152, -97.751470).[4] It is 3 miles (5 km) northwest of the center of Harlingen.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,066
1970 902 −15.4%
1980 1,380 53.0%
1990 2,030 47.1%
2000 2,723 34.1%
2010 4,070 49.5%
Est. 2015 4,626 [5] 13.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,723 people, 735 households, and 659 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,772.4 people per square mile (682.7/km²). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 507.7 per square mile (195.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 81.60% White, 0.66% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 14.03% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 89.57% of the population.

There were 735 households out of which 54.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.3% were non-families. 8.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.70 and the average family size was 3.90.

In the town, the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,841, and the median income for a family was $27,292. Males had a median income of $19,167 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,897. About 28.8% of families and 29.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.2% of those under age 18 and 33.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Primera is within the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.

Primera has one elementary school, Wilson Elementary School.

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

References[edit]

Coordinates: 26°13′23″N 97°45′05″W / 26.223152°N 97.75147°W / 26.223152; -97.75147