Sierra Blanca

Sierra Blanca, Texas

Sierra Blanca is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. The population was 533 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hudspeth County.


Sierra Blanca is located at (31.182009, -105.340843).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.73%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 533 people, 184 households, and 126 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 131.0 people per square mile (50.6/km²). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 55.8/sq mi (21.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.99% White, 3.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 5.07% from other races, and 3.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 72.61% of the population.

There were 184 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,438, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $26,071 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,768. About 19.6% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under age 18 and 32.6% of those age 65 or over.


Sierra Blanca is served by the Sierra Blanca Independent School District.


Sierra Blanca is home to New Yorks sludge dump, they receive 250 tons each week.


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