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Fronton, Texas
Location of Fronton, Texas
Location of Fronton, Texas
Starr County Fronton.svg
Coordinates: 26°25′33″N 99°4′34″W / 26.42583°N 99.07611°W / 26.42583; -99.07611Coordinates: 26°25′33″N 99°4′34″W / 26.42583°N 99.07611°W / 26.42583; -99.07611
Country United States
State Texas
County Starr
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
200 ft (61 m)
 • Total 180
 • Density 450/sq mi (174/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-27744
GNIS feature ID 1336274

Fronton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Starr County, Texas, United States, bordering the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, close to Ciudad Miguel Alemán. The population was 180 at the 2010 census down from 599 at the 2000 census.


Fronton is located at 26°25′33″N 99°4′34″W / 26.42583°N 99.07611°W / 26.42583; -99.07611 (26.425856, -99.076206).

Prior to the 2010 census, Fronton CDP had parts taken to form new CDPs, and lost additional area. As a result, the total area was reduced to 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all land.


At the 2000 census, there were 599 people, 176 households and 152 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 139 per square mile (54/km2). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 51/sq mi (20/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91% White, 7.0% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96% of the population.

There were 176 households, of which 51% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61% were married couples living together, 20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13% were non-families. 13% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.4 and the average family size was 3.8.

35% of the population were under the age of 18, 12% from 18 to 24, 26% from 25 to 44, 19% from 45 to 64, and 8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 92 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87 males.

The median household income was $15,556 and the median family incomewas $15,556. Males had a median income of $22,396 and females $13,947. The per capita income for the CDP was $6,642. About 48% of families and 38% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24% of those under age 18 and 100% of those age 65 or over.


Public education in the community of Fronton is provided by the Roma Independent School District. Zoned campuses include Anna S. Canavan Elementary School (pre-kindergarten), Emma Vera Elementary School (grades K-5), Roma Middle School (grades 6–8), and Roma High School [1] (grades 9-12).

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