San Perlita, Texas

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San Perlita, Texas
Location of San Perlita, Texas
Location of San Perlita, Texas
Willacy County SanPerlita.svg
Coordinates: 26°30′2″N 97°38′36″W / 26.50056°N 97.64333°W / 26.50056; -97.64333Coordinates: 26°30′2″N 97°38′36″W / 26.50056°N 97.64333°W / 26.50056; -97.64333
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyWillacy
Area
 • Total0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
20 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total573
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
556
 • Density1,071.29/sq mi (413.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78590
Area code956
FIPS code48-65636[3]
GNIS feature ID1346465[4]

San Perlita (Santa Perlita) is a city in Willacy County, Texas, United States. The population was 573 at the 2010 census.[5] It may be included as part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

Geography[edit]

San Perlita is located at 26°30′2″N 97°38′36″W / 26.50056°N 97.64333°W / 26.50056; -97.64333 (26.500515, –97.643223).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960348
19703521.1%
198047534.9%
19905127.8%
200068032.8%
2010573−15.7%
2019 (est.)556[2]−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

San Perlita racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 21 3.9%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 3 0.56%
Hispanic or Latino 514 95.54%
Total 538

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 538 people, 161 households, and 126 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 680 people, 169 households, and 148 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,339.0 people per square mile (514.8/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 370.2 per square mile (142.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.91% White, 2.21% African American, 0.59% Native American, 17.79% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races.

There were 169 households, out of which 46.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.4% were non-families. 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.02 and the average family size was 4.32.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 36.6% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $23,542. Males had a median income of $19,236 versus $14,531 for females. The per capita income for the city was $6,761. About 31.3% of families and 39.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.4% of those under age 18 and 32.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the San Perlita Post Office.[11]

Education[edit]

San Perlita is served by the San Perlita Independent School District.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Post Office Location - SAN PERLITA." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

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