Donna

Donna is off U.S. Highway 83 and State Spur 374, fourteen miles southeast of McAllen in southeastern Hidalgo County. It is in territory that was granted to Lino Cabazos as part of the La Blanca land grant on May 19, 1834, by the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The Cabazos family inhabited the area for at least twenty years after taking possession of the land, and their descendants continued to live in the area into the twentieth century. The first known Anglo-American settler was John F. Webber, who, accompanied by his wife Sylvia (Hector), a former slave, settled in the area in 1851. The Webbers moved to the area in order to escape persecution for their interracial marriage.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Donna is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    26.17145160
    Longitude
    -98.05167400

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Donna by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Donna
Pop. Year Source
17,300 2019 Texas Demographic Center
15,798 2010 Texas Demographic Center
14,768 2000 Texas Demographic Center
12,652 1990 Texas Demographic Center
9,952 1980 Texas Demographic Center
7,365 1970 Texas Demographic Center
7,522 1960 Texas Demographic Center
7,171 1950 Texas Demographic Center
4,712 1940 Texas Demographic Center
4,103 1930 Texas Demographic Center
1,579 1920 Texas Demographic Center