Starr County

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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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    The 95-mile pipeline will interconnect with the southern end of the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline (KMTP) system in Starr County, TX, and is designed to initially transport up to 375 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
    The scope of work included construction of approximately 120 miles of 42- and 48-inch natural gas pipeline from a location near Agua Dulce, Nueces County, TX, to a delivery point near the City of Rio Grande, Starr County, TX. The project also included ancillary facilities commencing at a point of interconnection with the Los Ramones Project being developed by an affiliate of Gasoductos de Chihuahua S.
    The $87 million pipeline will interconnect with the southern end of the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline system in Starr County, TX and is designed to initially transport up to 375, MMcf/d Kinder Morgan recently finalized a 15-year contract with PGPB, which has subscribed for all of the capacity.