Monte Alto, Texas

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Monte Alto is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,611 at the 2000 census. It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Monte Alto is located at 26°22′25″N 97°58′21″W / 26.37361°N 97.9725°W / 26.37361; -97.9725 (26.373686, -97.972377)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,611 people, 419 households, and 367 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 718.3 people per square mile (277.7/km²). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 209.6/sq mi (81.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.29% White, 0.50% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 31.47% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.77% of the population.

There were 419 households out of which 50.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.2% were non-families. 8.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.84 and the average family size was 4.12.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.4% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,313, and the median income for a family was $21,389. Males had a median income of $14,625 versus $15,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,747. About 39.5% of families and 41.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.7% of those under age 18 and 52.8% of those age 65 or over.

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