Tierra Bonita, Texas

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Tierra Bonita is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 160 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Tierra Bonita is located at 26°16′2″N 97°49′23″W / 26.26722°N 97.82306°W / 26.26722; -97.82306 (26.267226, -97.823184)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 160 people, 40 households, and 34 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 155.2 people per square mile (60.0/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 39.8/sq mi (15.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.12% White, 0.62% Native American, 18.75% from other races, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.00% of the population.

There were 40 households out of which 52.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.00 and the average family size was 4.50.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 35.0% under the age of 18, 16.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,179, and the median income for a family was $30,179. Males had a median income of $17,000 versus $29,583 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,377. About 23.1% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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