is a city located in Hidalgo County, Texas
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 3,342.
Geography\nEdcouch is located at 26°17'40" North, 97°57'48" West (26.294354, -97.963410)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 2.4 km²
). 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 3,342 people, 891 households, and 757 families residing in the city. The population density
is 1,372.7/km² (3,573.9/mi²). There are 985 housing units at an average density of 404.6/km² (1,053.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 76.33% White, 0.63% African American
, 0.63% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 19.84% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. 97.13% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 891 households out of which 50.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% are married couples living together, 23.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% are non-families. 13.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.75 and the average family size is 4.13.
In the city the population is spread out with 37.1% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $18,618, and the median income for a family is $20,208. Males have a median income of $18,708 versus $12,468 for females. The per capita income for the city is $6,096. 48.1% of the population and 43.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 60.3% are under the age of 18 and 37.6% are 65 or older.