Willacy County

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Willacy County, Texas

540 W Hidalgo St 1st Fl
Raymondville, TX 78580
Phone: (956) 689-2710
Fax: (956) 689-0937

On the southeastern coast of TX, north of Brownsville; organized 1921 from Cameron and Hidalgo counties plus a 1.4-mile strip of a former Willacy County, which was renamed Kenedy County at the same time that the new county was created. Name Origin: For John G. Willacy (1850-1943), TX legislator (1899-1914)

Area (sq mi):: 784.23 (land 596.68; water 187.55) Population per square mile: 34.20
Population 2005: 20,382 State rank: 115 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 13.40% Population 2000: 20,082 (White 11.70%; Black or African American 2.20%; Hispanic or Latino 85.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 27.30%). Foreign born: 13.30%. Median age: 29.80
Income 2000: per capita $9,421; median household $22,114; Population below poverty level: 33.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,554-$16,397
Unemployment (2004): 11.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.50% Median travel time to work: 22.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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