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Progreso Lakes is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 240 at the 2010 United States Census.[1] The city, incorporated in 1979, is centered on Lion and Moon Lakes, two resacas or ox-bow lakes.[4]

Progreso Lakes, Texas
City of Progreso Lakes
Location of Progreso Lakes, Texas
Location of Progreso Lakes, Texas
Hidalgo County ProgresoLakes.svg
Coordinates: 26°4′24″N 97°57′41″W / 26.07333°N 97.96139°W / 26.07333; -97.96139Coordinates: 26°4′24″N 97°57′41″W / 26.07333°N 97.96139°W / 26.07333; -97.96139
Country United States of America
State Texas
County Hidalgo
 • Total2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Land2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
75 ft (23 m)
 • Total240
 • Density110/sq mi (42/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)956
FIPS code48-59642[2]
GNIS feature ID1388613[3]

Progreso Lakes is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas. In addition, it shares the U.S.-Mexico border with the city of Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas.



Progreso Lakes is located at 26°4′24″N 97°57′41″W / 26.07333°N 97.96139°W / 26.07333; -97.96139 (26.073384, -97.961371).[1] It is situated along FM 1015 in southern Hidalgo County, approximately two miles south of Progreso and six miles south of Weslaco.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (4.11%) is water.

The Progreso-Nuevo Progreso International Bridge over the Rio Grande connects the city with Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas in Mexico.


Census Pop.
Est. 2016252[5]5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 234 people, 83 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 111.4 people per square mile (43.0/km²). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 41.9 per square mile (16.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.86% White, 0.43% Asian, 1.71% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.74% of the population.

There were 83 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $68,125, and the median income for a family was $72,500. Males had a median income of $55,417 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,029. About 4.3% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.1% of those sixty five or over.


Progreso Lakes is served by the Progreso Independent School District.

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


  1. ^ a b c "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Progreso Lakes, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.