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Garceno, Texas
Location of Garceno, Texas
Location of Garceno, Texas
Starr County Garceno.svg
Coordinates: 26°24′44″N 98°56′25.5″W / 26.41222°N 98.940417°W / 26.41222; -98.940417Coordinates: 26°24′44″N 98°56′25.5″W / 26.41222°N 98.940417°W / 26.41222; -98.940417
Country United States
State Texas
County Starr
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
194 ft (59 m)
 • Total 420
 • Density 2,100/sq mi (810/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-28128
GNIS feature ID 1336371

Garceno is a census-designated place (CDP) in Starr County, Texas, United States. The population was 420 at the 2010 census down from 1,438 at the 2000 census.


Garceno is located at 26°24′44″N 98°56′25.5″W / 26.41222°N 98.940417°W / 26.41222; -98.940417 (26.412177, -98.940428).

Prior to the 2010 census, Garceno CDP had part incorporated into Escobares city, part taken to form San Juan CDP, 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 1,438 people, 354 households, and 312 families in the CDP. The population density was 440.6 people per square mile (170.3/km2). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 128.7/sq mi (49.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.41% White, 0.21% African American, 1.46% Native American, 14.81% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.71%.

Of the 354 households 57.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 10.5% of households were one person and 4.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 4.06 and the average family size was 4.35.

The age distribution was 39.2% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% 65 or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median household income was $9,750 and the median family income was $10,833. Males had a median income of $12,670 versus $7,132 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,922. About 68.8% of families and 71.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 76.1% of those under age 18 and 77.3% of those age 65 or over.


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

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