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Green Valley Farms, Texas

Green Valley Farms is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,272 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 720 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Green Valley Farms, Texas
Cameron County GreenValleyFarms.svg
Coordinates: 26°7′10″N 97°33′53″W / 26.11944°N 97.56472°W / 26.11944; -97.56472Coordinates: 26°7′10″N 97°33′53″W / 26.11944°N 97.56472°W / 26.11944; -97.56472
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Land3.9 sq mi (10.0 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
20 ft (6 m)
 • Total1,272
 • Density330/sq mi (127.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-30890[1]
GNIS feature ID1852710[2]


Green Valley Farms is located near the center of Cameron County at 26°7′10″N 97°33′53″W / 26.11944°N 97.56472°W / 26.11944; -97.56472 (26.119582, -97.564861).[4] It is 7 miles (11 km) east of San Benito and 18 miles (29 km) north of the center of Brownsville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), of which 3.9 square miles (10.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 2.65%, is water.[3]


At the 2000 census,[1] there were 720 people, 160 households and 148 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 182.3 per square mile (70.4/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 48.4/sq mi (18.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.78% White, 0.42% African American, 0.69% Native American, 25.83% from other races, and 5.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.81% of the population.

There were 160 households of which 60.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.5% were non-families. 5.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.50 and the average family size was 4.68.

Age distribution was 42.6% under the age of 18, 14.0% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median household income was $18,393, and the median family income was $17,000. Males had a median income of $13,875 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,612. About 48.8% of families and 56.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 72.0% of those under age 18 and 100.0% of those age 65 or over.


Green Valley Farms is served by the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District. In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Green Valley Farms CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.