Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz

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Encantada-Ranchito-El Calaboz, located off U. S. Highway 281 just north of the Rio Grande and about twelve miles northwest of Brownsville and six miles south of San Benito, was classified as a census-designated place in 1990. This community includes Encantada, a colonia that was shown on highway maps by the early 1960s, as well as the colonias of Ranchito and El Calaboz. In 1990 the population was 1,143. That figure increased to 2,100 in 2000. The area consists of primarily Hispanic, lower-income families and is part of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (see EL CALABOZ and RANCHITO).

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Laurie E. Jasinski | © TSHA

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

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Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Ranchito [El-)
  • (Ranchita])


Latitude: 26.03344220
Longitude: -97.63307400

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz
Pop. Year Source
1,981 2020 United States Census Bureau
2,233 2019 Texas Demographic Center
2,255 2010 United States Census Bureau
2,100 2000 United States Census Bureau
1,143 1990 United States Census Bureau