San Isidro, Texas

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San Isidro, Texas
Location of San Isidro, Texas
Location of San Isidro, Texas
Starr County SanIsidro.svg
Coordinates: 26°43′8″N 98°26′39″W / 26.71889°N 98.44417°W / 26.71889; -98.44417Coordinates: 26°43′8″N 98°26′39″W / 26.71889°N 98.44417°W / 26.71889; -98.44417
Country United States
State Texas
County Starr
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (8 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 282 ft (86 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 240
 • Density 77/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78588, 78536
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-65432[1]
GNIS feature ID 1346363[2]

San Isidro is a census-designated place (CDP) in Starr County, Texas, United States. The population was 240 at the 2010 census. The town is named for St. Isidore the Laborer, the patron saint of farmers. A large Southwestern Barrel Cactus growing just east of town is said to be the largest in Texas.


San Isidro is located at 26°43′8″N 98°26′39″W / 26.71889°N 98.44417°W / 26.71889; -98.44417 (26.718830, -98.444126).[3]

The CDP lost a little area prior to the 2010 census, making the total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all land.[4][5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 270 people, 94 households, and 70 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 82.9 people per square mile (32.0/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 34.7/sq mi (13.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.19% White, 3.33% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 98.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 94 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.49.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $20,313. Males had a median income of $15,625 versus $33,333 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,965. 42.3% of the population and 35.9% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 57.6% of those under the age of 18 and 7.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


San Isidro is served by the San Isidro Independent School District and is home to the San Isidro High School Tigers.