Starr County

Starr County, Texas

County Courthouse Rm 201
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
Phone: (956) 487-2954
Fax: (956) 487-6227

On the southwestern border of TX, west of McAllen; organized Feb 10, 1848 from Nueces County. Name Origin: For James Harper Starr (1809-90), physician; an official in the Republic of Texas government

Area (sq mi):: 1229.28 (land 1223.02; water 6.26) Population per square mile: 49.80
Population 2005: 60,941 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 13.70%; 1990-2000 32.30% Population 2000: 53,597 (White 2.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 97.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 11.60%). Foreign born: 36.90%. Median age: 26.10
Income 2000: per capita $7,069; median household $16,504; Population below poverty level: 50.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $9,558-$10,805
Unemployment (2004): 14.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -5.40% Median travel time to work: 21.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rio Grande City County seat (13,403)
  • Roma (10,698)

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    He was encountered by the Roma Texas Police Department and after he requested medical help, he was taken to Mission Regional Medical Center by the Starr County Emergency Medical Services.
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    Starr County, Texas, had the highest Hispanic share of the population (96.3%).
    The purchase of Mission Regional Medical Center by Prime Healthcare Foundation would ensure the medical center continues its not-for-profit mission of providing quality care and superior service to the people of Hidalgo County, Starr County and the surrounding communities.
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    Roma Independent School District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas located in Starr County, adjoining the US-Mexico border and roughly 50 miles northwest of McAllen.
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    Aid has come from priests outside the area, touching off a mild interdiocesan squabble among prelates, as an estimated 1,100 workers have now struck the largest melon ranches in Starr County, near the Mexican border.