Escobares, Texas

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Escobares is a city in Starr County, Texas, United States. Prior to its 2005 incorporation as a city[3], it was a census-designated place (CDP). The population of the CDP was 1,954 at the 2000 census.



Escobares is located at 26°24′23″N 98°58′3″W / 26.40639°N 98.9675°W / 26.40639; -98.9675 (26.406417, -98.967631)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²). 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it was land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (6.86%) was water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,954 people, 516 households, and 464 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,044.8 people per square mile (785.9/km²). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 625.8/sq mi (240.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.33% White, 0.15% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.67% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 98.72% of the population.

There were 516 households out of which 58.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.9% were non-families. 9.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.79 and the average family size was 4.05.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 39.3% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $15,884, and the median income for a family was $16,677. Males had a median income of $16,167 versus $11,298 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,726. About 51.2% of the families and 50.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.8% of those under age 18 and 60.9% of those age 65 or over.

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