Primera, Texas

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High Points

Primera strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Primera Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Primera Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Primera, Texas

Comparing Primera to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Racial Diversity 10 6
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
People Living Alone 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 5 7

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Primera Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Harlingen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Cameron
Metro Area Brownsville - Harlingen - San Benito
Standard Zip Codes 78550
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.225
Longitude -97.757

Primera Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 70 F
Apr Temp 66 to 86 F
Jul Temp 76 to 96 F
Oct Temp 66 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 69 F
Apr Temp 65 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 66 to 84 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
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Primera Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,723 100%
Male 1,356 49.8%
Female 1,367 50.2%
Under 18 986 36.2%
18+ 1,737 63.8%
65+ 177 6.5%
Median Age 26.8
Average Family Size 3.9
White 2,222 81.6%
African-American 18 0.7%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.4%
Other 382 14%
Mixed Race 87 3.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,439 89.6%

Estimated Primera Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,200
Growth 477
Growth % 17.5%

Primera Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 91.2%
US/American 2.3%
Irish 2.1%
German 1.2%
English 0.8%
Greek 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Primera, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Adams Gardens (78550)
Arroyo (78550)
Avondale (78550)
Kayare (78550)
Stuart Place (78550)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Primera 2,723 $27,292
Combes 2,553 $31,190
Harlingen 57,564 $34,015
La Feria 6,115 $28,832
Rangerville 203 $30,357
San Benito 23,444 $26,415
Santa Rosa 2,833 $23,203
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1. Biggs, California 84.6   20.6% 10.5% 6.9% 25 $39,063 7.8% 25.5% 1,793 17.5% 41.3 0.3% 6.1
2. Green Forest, Arkansas 81.7   22.5% 12.1% 6.5% 16 $26,765 9.1% 17.4% 2,717 22.1% 29.1 0.4% 4.4
3. Richwood, Louisiana 81.5   21.1% 6.5% 5.4% 20 $17,661 7.2% 89.1% 2,115 42.7% 30.3 0.5% 11.8
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