Mirando City, Texas

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Mirando City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Webb County, Texas, United States. The population was 493 at the 2000 census.

Mirando City was the center of the South Texas Oil Boom, launched in 1921 by the industrialist Oliver Winfield Killam of Laredo.



Mirando City is located at 27°26′26″N 98°59′57″W / 27.44056°N 98.99917°W / 27.44056; -98.99917 (27.440631, -98.999170)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 493 people, 145 households, and 108 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 44.5 people per square mile (17.2/km²). There were 205 housing units at an average density of 18.5/sq mi (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.80% White, 0.20% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 10.95% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 91.89% of the population.

There were 145 households out of which 48.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 4.16.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 39.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $30,221. Males had a median income of $25,250 versus $18,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,553. About 22.2% of families and 26.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 35.6% of those age 65 or over.

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