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Sharyland, Texas
Hidalgo County WestSharyland.svg
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Flag of Hidalgo County, Texas.png Hidalgo
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
171 ft (52 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,309
 • Density 1,004/sq mi (385/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 48-77866
GNIS feature ID 1852783

Sharyland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 2,309 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Sharyland is located at 26°16′37″N 98°20′18″W / 26.27694°N 98.33833°W / 26.27694; -98.33833 (26.276838, -98.338393).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,947 people, 676 households, and 648 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,275.5 people per square mile (492.6/km²). There were 743 housing units at an average density of 321.6/sq mi (124.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.34% White, 0.03% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 13.98% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 98.10% of the population.

There were 676 households out of which 69.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 4.1% were non-families. 3.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.36 and the average family size was 4.44.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 42.3% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 12.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,602, and the median income for a family was $24,393. Males had a median income of $17,283 versus $15,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,383. About 31.5% of families and 30.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.0% of those under age 18 and 32.9% of those age 65 or over.

Development

The areas growth is largely a result of the economic changes spawned by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101010611/fnafta.html]).The region is also becoming popular as a bedroom community for white collar workers and professionals working in McAllen and Mission. A 1998 Census Bureau study found that McAllen-Mission is the third fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States.

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