El Refugio, Texas

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El Refugio is a census-designated place (CDP) in Starr County, Texas, United States. The population was 221 at the 2000 census.



El Refugio is located at 26°20′32″N 98°45′34″W / 26.34222°N 98.75944°W / 26.34222; -98.75944 (26.342149, -98.759408)[3].

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


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 221 people, 56 households, and 50 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 434.5 people per square mile (167.3/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 131.7/sq mi (50.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 99.10% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% were non-families. 10.7% 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 3.95 and the average family size was 4.30.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 18.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 114.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $12,750, and the median income for a family was $12,176. Males had a median income of $31,528 versus $30,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,344. About 40.0% of families and 51.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 74.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


The community is served by the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District.


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