Laureles, Texas

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Laureles is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,285 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area. Laureles is an area between Los Fresnos and San Benito, Texas. The main road is Farm Road 1575. The school district is Los Fresnos ISD. Property has a Los Fresnos phone number and a San Benito address. Paying taxes to Cameron County and the Los Fresnos ISD. Laureles had three small stores at one time, Ruiz's, Cookies, and Galarza's. Ruiz offered gas, snacks, food and tire shop. Now only the new Galarza convenience store is operating. A flower shop is in the old Galarza store. Now there is a Los Fresnos elementary school past Camino del Rey subdivision.

Laureles Acres is near farm road 510. It was mostly farming land owned by the Limon family in the early 1980s. They sold their land to individual families. Some farming land still remains by the Vasquez family and others. The farming included: corn, sugar cane, cotton, and sorgum. A church was built in the 1990s Apostolic Assembly of God or "Apostolica de la Fe en Christo Jesus" on Limon Drive between Cactus Road and Ebony streets.



Laureles is located at 26°6′48″N 97°29′22″W / 26.11333°N 97.48944°W / 26.11333; -97.48944 (26.113362, -97.489552)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²).


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,285 people, 753 households, and 692 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 676.6 people per square mile (261.0/km²). There were 819 housing units at an average density of 168.7/sq mi (65.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.66% White, 0.09% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.04% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 98.05% of the population.

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