Zapata County

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Zapata County, Texas

PO Box 789
Zapata, TX 78076
Phone: (956) 765-9915
Fax: (956) 765-9933
www.zapatausa.com

On the southwestern border of TX, southeast of Laredo; organized Jan 22, 1858 from Starr and Webb counties. Name Origin: For Col. Antonio Zapata (?-1840), an officer in the Mexican army and a rancher

Area (sq mi):: 1058.10 (land 996.76; water 61.34) Population per square mile: 13.40
Population 2005: 13,373 State rank: 149 Population change: 2000-20005 9.80%; 1990-2000 31.30% Population 2000: 12,182 (White 14.50%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 84.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 15.20%). Foreign born: 24.10%. Median age: 30.70
Income 2000: per capita $10,486; median household $24,635; Population below poverty level: 35.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $12,210-$13,847
Unemployment (2004): 7.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 22.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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