Realitos, Texas

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Realitos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Duval County, Texas, United States. The population was 209 at the 2000 census.



The population of Realitos had reached a grand four hundred people in 1890, four years after the first post office was established there. The population peaked when an estimated 800 were living there just two years later in 1892. The population decreased and numbers like 225 people in 1914 appeared. In the 1960's, Realitos still had a running school, but it consolidated with Benavides in the middle of the next decade. Many buildings remain in the small, unincorporated community today including a closed pool hall, store, and gas station.[3]


Realitos is located at 27°26′44″N 98°31′44″W / 27.44556°N 98.52889°W / 27.44556; -98.52889 (27.445491, -98.528786)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 209 people, 77 households, and 58 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 770.9 people per square mile (298.9/km²). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 332.0/sq mi (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.21% White, 2.87% Native American, 8.13% from other races, and 4.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 92.82% of the population.

There were 77 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.20.

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