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Murillo, Texas
Census-designated place
Hidalgo County Nurillo.svg
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Flag of Hidalgo County, Texas.png Hidalgo
 • Total 7.0 sq mi (18.0 km2)
 • Land 7.0 sq mi (18.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,056
 • Density 726.0/sq mi (280.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-52746
GNIS feature ID 1852747

Murillo, previously Nurillo, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 5,056 at the 2000 United States Census. It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Nurillo is located at 26°16′2″N 98°7′54″W / 26.26722°N 98.13167°W / 26.26722; -98.13167 (26.267091, -98.131725).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.0 km²), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,056 people, 1,231 households, and 1,144 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 726.0 people per square mile (280.5/km²). There were 1,329 housing units at an average density of 190.8/sq mi (73.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.95% White, 0.34% African American, 0.32% Native American, 21.02% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.70% of the population.

There were 1,231 households out of which 64.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.0% were non-families. 5.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.11 and the average family size was 4.24.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 39.9% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,645, and the median income for a family was $25,160. Males had a median income of $18,137 versus $15,284 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,611. About 32.8% of families and 38.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.7% of those under age 18 and 37.6% of those age 65 or over.

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