Laureles is off the intersection of Farm roads 1575 and 2893, eight miles east of San Benito in south central Cameron County. It had one business and a population estimated at twenty in 1949. In 1983 maps showed a cluster of various dwellings in the community. The population of Laureles was still estimated at twenty in 1992. During the 1960s a colonia developed in the area and had an estimated population of 363 and sixty-eight dwellings. The population grew to 3,285 by 2000.

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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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
4,111 2020 United States Census Bureau
3,629 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,692 2010 United States Census Bureau
3,285 2000 United States Census Bureau