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Overview

Introduction to Raymondville, Texas

Raymondville, Texas is 20 miles N of Harlingen, Texas (center to center) and 94 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas. It is located in Willacy county.

Raymondville History

In 1904, Raymondville was established by Edward Burleson Raymond, owner of the Las Majadas Ranch and foreman of the King Ranch El Sauz Ranch. Raymondville is the county seat of Willacy County, which was formed in 1911. The county was named after the state senator John G. Willacy.

Raymondville and Nearby Attractions

  • Raymondville Historical Museum
  • Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
  • International Museum of Art & Science
  • Boca Chica State Park

Things To Do In Raymondville

People may visit popular parks like Boca Chica State Park, Padre Island National Seashore, and Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park. Museums like the Bicultural Museum, Raymondville Historical Museum, and International Museum of Art & Science may also be visited. Local churches include Ebenezar Church, Bethel Methodist Church, Apostolic Assembly, First Presbyterian Church, Iglesia de Luz del Mundo, Raymondville Christain Center, and First Baptist.

Raymondville Transportation

The closest major airport is the Valley International Airport.

Raymondville Higher Education

Colleges near the city like South Texas Community College, University of Texas - Pan American, and Texas State Technical College - Harlingen.

People

Total Population 11,191
Male Share of the Population 59.1%
Female Share of the Population 40.9%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,302
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 40.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.6%
Median Earnings25+ $16,665
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $8,733
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,900

Wealth

Median Family Income $26,938
% Above Poverty Level 59.1%
% Below Poverty Level 40.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17.9%
Median Gross Rent $452
Median House Value $49,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 89.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.9%
Irish 0.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Raymondville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Harlingen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Willacy
Standard Zip Codes 78580
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78598
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.481
Longitude -97.782

Raymondville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RAYMONDVILLE
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 63 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Station SANTA ROSA 3 WNW
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 63 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 96 F
Oct Temp 64 to 86 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Station HARLINGEN
Distance 20.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Porfirio (78580)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Combes 3,019 $43,839
Edcouch 3,244 $31,033

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Raymondville Public Libraries

Library
Reber Memorial Library
193 N 4TH ST
Raymondville, Texas
(956) 689-2930

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Raymondville High Schools

RAYMONDVILLE H S
FM 3168
956-689-2471
A Title I School.
Serves 638 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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