Rangerville, Texas

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Rangerville, Texas
Location of Rangerville, Texas
Location of Rangerville, Texas
Cameron County Rangerville.svg
Coordinates: 26°6′11″N 97°44′20″W / 26.10306°N 97.73889°W / 26.10306; -97.73889Coordinates: 26°6′11″N 97°44′20″W / 26.10306°N 97.73889°W / 26.10306; -97.73889
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Land3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
52 ft (16 m)
 • Total289
 • Density83/sq mi (32.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)956
FIPS code48-60644[1]
GNIS feature ID1375631[2]

Rangerville is a village in Cameron County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 1958. The population was 289 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 203 at the 2000 census.

Rangerville is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.


Rangerville is located in southwestern Cameron County at 26°6′11″N 97°44′20″W / 26.10306°N 97.73889°W / 26.10306; -97.73889 (26.103104, -97.738982).[4] It is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of the center of Harlingen and 4 miles (6 km) north of the Rio Grande.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village had a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.50%, is water.[3]

The city is governed by a mayor and two city commissioners. The city has no taxes and provides no services.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 203 people, 57 households, and 47 families residing in the village. The population density was 57.6 people per square mile (22.2/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 18.7 per square mile (7.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 65.02% White, 3.45% African American, 29.56% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 77.34% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.56 and the average family size was 4.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,357, and the median income for a family was $30,357. Males had a median income of $25,781 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,185. About 28.6% of families and 32.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.3% of those under the age of 18 and 54.5% of those 65 or over.


Rangerville is located in the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Rangerville village, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.