According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.6 km²), of which, 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²) of it (3.61%) is water.
There were 1,617 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.2% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.37 and the average family size was 3.67.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,532, and the median income for a family was $23,956. Males had a median income of $19,044 versus $18,188 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,195. About 32.4% of families and 41.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 56.8% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
In addition, residents are allowed to apply to magnet schools operated by the South Texas Independent School District.