Edcouch

Edcouch is at the intersection of State Highway 107 and Farm Road 1015, eighteen miles northeast of McAllen in southeastern Hidalgo County. The townsite was developed in 1927 and named for Edward Couch, landowner and banker. A post office and railroad stop on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway were established at Edcouch in 1927. By 1931 the town was shipping citrus fruits, vegetables, and cotton, had a weekly newspaper named the Edcouch Enterprise, and reported a population of 914. Edcouch was incorporated in 1933, when it had thirty-five businesses. The town grew slowly from an estimated population of 1,758 in 1941 to 2,925 in 1958. By 1963 Edcouch had a school, two churches, an estimated population of 2,814, and forty-two businesses. In 1990 the population was 2,878 and in 2000 it was 3,342.

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Place type

Edcouch is classified as a Town

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  • Latitude
    26.29367270
    Longitude
    -97.96317600

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Population Counts

Edcouch
Pop. Year Source
3,352 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,161 2010 Texas Demographic Center
3,342 2000 Texas Demographic Center
2,878 1990 Texas Demographic Center
3,092 1980 Texas Demographic Center
2,656 1970 Texas Demographic Center
2,814 1960 Texas Demographic Center
2,925 1950 Texas Demographic Center
1,758 1940 Texas Demographic Center
914 1930 Texas Demographic Center