Webb County, Texas

Webb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 193,117. In 2006 its population had been estimated to have reached to 231,470. Its county seat is Laredo. Webb County was named after James Webb, who served as secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, and Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, and later United States District Judge in the State of Texas. Webb County is the largest county in South Texas by area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,376 square miles (8,743 km²), of which, 3,357 square miles (8,694 km²) of it is land and 19 square miles (48 km²) of it (0.55%) is water.

Major highways

Complete List of Highways in Webb County, Texas

Adjacent counties and municipios


Webb County was split into two counties in 1856. Encinal County was established on 1 February 1856 and was to consist of the eastern portion of Webb County, Texas. The county was never organized and was finally dissolved on 12 March 1899. The Encinal territory was absorbed into Webb County.


As of the census of 2000, there were 193,117 people, 50,740 households, and 43,433 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 55,206 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.16% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 14.00% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 94.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 50,740 households out of which 53.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 18.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.40% were non-families. 12.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.75 and the average family size was 4.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 36.20% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 15.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,100, and the median income for a family was $29,394. Males had a median income of $23,618 versus $19,018 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,759. About 26.70% of families and 31.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.40% of those under age 18 and 26.90% of those age 65 or over.


Unincorporated areas

  • Laredo Ranchettes
  • Larga Vista
  • Mirando City
  • Oilton
  • Ranchitos Las Lomas
  • Ranchos Penitas West
  • Webb County Populated Places / Ghost Towns

  • Las Pilas Colonia Number 2
  • Las Tiendas, Texas
  • Los Altos Colonia
  • Los Corralitos Colonia
  • Los Huisaches Colonia
  • Los Huisaches Number 2 Colonia
  • Los Minerales Colonia
  • Los Ojuelos, Texas
  • Los Veteranos 59 Colonia
  • Los Veteranos 83 Colonia
  • Minera, Texas
  • Mirando City Addition Colonia
  • Nye, Texas
  • Old Milwaukee East Colonia
  • Old Milwaukee West Colonia
  • One River Place Colonia
  • Orvil, Texas
  • Palafox, Texas
  • Pescadito, Texas
  • Pueblo East Colonia
  • Pueblo Nuevo, Texas
  • Pueblo Nuevo Colonia
  • Ranchitos 359 East Colonia
  • Ranchitos Las Lomas Colonia
  • Ranchitos Las Lomas Number 2 Colonia
  • Ranchitos los Arcos Colonia
  • Ranchitos los Centenarios Colonia
  • Ranchitos los Fresnos Colonia
  • Ranchitos los Mesquites Colonia
  • Ranchitos los Nopalitos Colonia
  • Ranchitos los Veteranos Colonia
  • Ranchos Penitas West Colonia
  • Regency Village Colonia
  • Rio Bravo Annex Colonia
  • Rio Bravo Colonia
  • Rodriguez Addition Colonia
  • San Carlos Number 1 Colonia
  • San Carlos Number 2 Colonia
  • San Pablo, Texas
  • San Ramon, Texas
  • Santo Tomas, Texas
  • Sunset Acres Colonia
  • Tanquecitos South Acres Colonia
  • Valle Verde Colonia
  • Village East Colonia
  • Webb, Texas
  • Education

    Three school districts serve Webb County:

    Mirando City Independent School District served students in an area of Webb County until spring 2005 (the district served all grades prior to fall 1994 and grades Kindergarten through 8 from 1994 to 2005.) In spring 2005 the Texas Education Agency closed MCISD and transferred all of its students to Webb CISD.


    Further reading

    • Lambert, R.B. (2004). Hydrogeology of Webb County, Texas [Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5022]. Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.

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