La Blanca

La Blanca is off State Highway 107 and Farm Road 493, sixteen miles northeast of McAllen in south central Hidalgo County. The town was named for La Blanca Ranch, which had been established on the Gil Zarate survey before 1800. Settlement by northern Anglo-Americans occurred when the railroad came to the area in 1908. In 1927 La Blanca became a post office on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. The community's population was estimated at 200 in the late 1920s. In 1941 the town reported seven businesses and an estimated population of 150. In the early 1990s La Blanca was a dispersed rural community and reported a population of 150. By 2000 the population had grown to 2,351 with nine businesses.

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

La Blanca is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    26.29284910
    Longitude
    -98.03778270

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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La Blanca by the Numbers

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Population Counts

La Blanca
Pop. Year Source
2,633 2019 Texas Demographic Center
2,488 2010 Texas Demographic Center
2,351 2000 Texas Demographic Center