El Lago, Texas

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El Lago is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,075 at the 2000 census.

El Lago has particular historical significance as it sits on the site of one of the main hide-outs for the famed pirate and war hero Jean Lafitte.[3][4]




El Lago is located at 29°34′20″N 95°2′37″W / 29.57222°N 95.04361°W / 29.57222; -95.04361 (29.572147, -95.043680)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.60 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (8.45%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,075 people, 1,303 households, and 870 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,709.3 people per square mile (1,826.6/km²). There were 1,409 housing units at an average density of 2,157.8/sq mi (837.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.50% White, 0.78% African American, 0.46% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04% of the population.

There were 1,303 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

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