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San Pedro, Texas

Coordinates: 25°58′46″N 97°35′56″W / 25.97944°N 97.59889°W / 25.97944; -97.59889
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San Pedro, Texas
Location of San Pedro, Texas
Location of San Pedro, Texas
Coordinates: 25°58′46″N 97°35′56″W / 25.97944°N 97.59889°W / 25.97944; -97.59889
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
46 ft (14 m)
 • Total442
 • Density370/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-65620[1]
GNIS feature ID1375976[2]

San Pedro is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 442 at the 2020 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.


San Pedro is located in southern Cameron County at 25°58′46″N 97°35′56″W / 25.97944°N 97.59889°W / 25.97944; -97.59889 (25.979523, -97.598789),[3] 8 miles (13 km) northwest of the center of Brownsville via U.S. Route 281. The community is less than one mile northeast of the Rio Grande, which forms the Mexico–United States border.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all land.


Historical population
US Decennial Census[3]
2020 Census[4]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 668 people, 179 households, and 148 families were residing in the CDP. The population density was 269.9 inhabitants per square mile (104.2/km2). The 191 housing units averaged 77.2/sq mi (29.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.58% White, 0.15% African American, and 40.27% from other races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 96.56% of the population.

Of the 179 households, 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were not families. About 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.73, and the average family size was 4.09.

In the CDP, the age distribution was 33.2% under 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,531, and for a family was $35,192. Males had a median income of $16,711 versus $12,188 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,287. About 27.3% of families and 27.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 29.0% of those age 65 or over.


San Pedro is served by the Brownsville Independent School District.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Census Bureau profile: San Pedro, Texas". United States Census Bureau. May 2023. Retrieved May 18, 2024.