Tierra Bonita, Texas

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Tierra Bonita, Texas
Census-designated place
Cameron County TierraBonita.svg
Tierra Bonita is located in Texas
Tierra Bonita
Tierra Bonita
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 26°16′2″N 97°49′23″W / 26.26722°N 97.82306°W / 26.26722; -97.82306Coordinates: 26°16′2″N 97°49′23″W / 26.26722°N 97.82306°W / 26.26722; -97.82306
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
 • Total 0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 141
 • Density 155/sq mi (60.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-72948[1]
GNIS feature ID 1852772[2]

Tierra Bonita is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 141 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Tierra Bonita is located in northwestern Cameron County at 26°16′2″N 97°49′23″W / 26.26722°N 97.82306°W / 26.26722; -97.82306 (26.267226, -97.823184),[4] on the northern border of the town of Santa Rosa. It is 12 miles (19 km) northwest of the center of Harlingen.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.35 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 160 people, 40 households, and 34 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 155.2 people per square mile (60.0/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 39.8/sq mi (15.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.12% White, 0.62% Native American, 18.75% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.00% of the population.

There were 40 households out of which 52.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.00 and the average family size was 4.50.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 35.0% under the age of 18, 16.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,179, and the median income for a family was $30,179. Males had a median income of $17,000 versus $29,583 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,377. About 23.1% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Tierra Bonita is served by the Santa Rosa Independent School District.

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


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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): Tierra Bonita CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.