Progreso Lakes, Texas

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Progreso Lakes is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 234 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 266.[3] The city, incorporated in 1979, is centered around Lion and Moon Lakes, two resacas or ox-bow lakes.[4]

Progreso Lakes is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Progreso Lakes is located at 26°4′24″N 97°57′41″W / 26.07333°N 97.96139°W / 26.07333; -97.96139 (26.073384, -97.961371)[5]. It is situated along FM 1015 in southern Hidalgo County, approximately two miles south of Progreso and six miles south of Weslaco.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.11%) is water.

The Progreso-Nuevo Progreso International Bridge over the Rio Grande River connects the city with Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas in Mexico.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 234 people, 83 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 111.4 people per square mile (43.0/km²). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 41.9/sq mi (16.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.86% White, 0.43% Asian, 1.71% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.74% of the population.

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