Palmview Texas

Palmview is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,460 at the 2010 census. It is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,107 people, 1,093 households, and 977 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,712.5 people per square mile (660.7/km²). There were 1,671 housing units at an average density of 696.7 per square mile (268.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.35% White, 0.02% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 31.19% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 93.21% of the population.

There were 1,093 households out of which 57.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.6% were non-families. 9.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.76 and the average family size was 4.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.2% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 13.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,000, and the median income for a family was $29,936. Males had a median income of $23,854 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,193. About 25.2% of families and 28.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.


Palmview is served by the La Joya Independent School District. Palmview High School is one of the two new high schools La Joya Independent School District built to accommodate the large student population residing in the area. It is located on the boundary between Palmview and Mission Texas.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.

City Government

  • Palmview Police Department
  • Palmview Fire Department
  • Palmview Fire Marshal