Del Mar Heights, Texas

Del Mar Heights, Texas
—  CDP  —
Coordinates: 26°3′24″N 97°25′25″W / 26.05667°N 97.42361°W / 26.05667; -97.42361Coordinates: 26°3′24″N 97°25′25″W / 26.05667°N 97.42361°W / 26.05667; -97.42361
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
 – Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 – Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 259
 – Density 658.0/sq mi (254.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-19714[1]
GNIS feature ID 1852697[2]

Del Mar Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 259 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Del Mar Heights is located at 26°3′24″N 97°25′25″W / 26.05667°N 97.42361°W / 26.05667; -97.42361 (26.056677, -97.423523)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 259 people, 61 households, and 53 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 658.0 people per square mile (256.4/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 205.8/sq mi (80.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.90% White, 3.09% African American, 20.46% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.53% of the population.

There were 61 households out of which 63.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 27.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 11.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.25 and the average family size was 4.63.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 45.6% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 10.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $13,229, and the median income for a family was $15,714. Males had a median income of $11,818 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $3,665. About 60.4% of families and 66.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 81.2% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


Del Mar Heights is served by the Los Fresnos 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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