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.
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
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.
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
Mirando City Addition Colonia
Old Milwaukee East Colonia
Old Milwaukee West Colonia
One River Place Colonia
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
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.
- 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.