Muniz, Texas

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Muniz is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,106 at the 2000 census. It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Muniz is located at 26°15′16″N 98°5′25″W / 26.25444°N 98.09028°W / 26.25444; -98.09028 (26.254502, -98.090230)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,106 people, 232 households, and 221 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,037.4 people per square mile (399.1/km²). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 242.9/sq mi (93.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 63.74% White, 0.36% Native American, 35.62% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 99.01% of the population.

There were 232 households out of which 75.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 4.7% were non-families. 3.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.77 and the average family size was 4.78.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 48.8% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 9.5% from 45 to 64, and 2.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 19 years. For every 100 females there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $13,547, and the median income for a family was $13,229. Males had a median income of $12,353 versus $11,413 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $3,230. About 84.7% of families and 86.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 97.4% of those under age 18 and 100.0% of those age 65 or over.

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