La Pryor, Texas

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La Pryor, Texas
Zavala County Bank in La Pryor, Texas
Zavala County Bank in La Pryor, Texas
Location of La Pryor, Texas
Location of La Pryor, Texas
Zavala County LaPryor.svg
Coordinates: 28°56′38″N 99°50′40″W / 28.94389°N 99.84444°W / 28.94389; -99.84444Coordinates: 28°56′38″N 99°50′40″W / 28.94389°N 99.84444°W / 28.94389; -99.84444
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Land2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
745 ft (227 m)
 • Total1,643
 • Density610/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-41452[1]
GNIS feature ID1360810[2]
Welcome sign in La Pryor
Texas Department of Transportation office in La Pryor

La Pryor (/lə ˈpr.ər/ PRY-ər) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Zavala County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,643 at the 2010 census.[3]

The town is named for Col. Isaac (Ike) T. Pryor, who in the 1880s owned a ranch that included the site of the community.

The Nueces River crosses U.S. Highway 83 north of La Pryor.

The community has within its limits branches of the Texas Department of Transportation and the Zavala County Bank.


La Pryor is located at 28°56′38″N 99°50′40″W / 28.94389°N 99.84444°W / 28.94389; -99.84444 (28.943879, -99.844349).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,491 people, 462 households, and 368 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 556.5 people per square mile (214.8/km²). There were 571 housing units at an average density of 213.1 per square mile (82.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 52.72% White, 0.07% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 43.46% from other races, and 3.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 88.26% of the population.

There were 462 households out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.74.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 35.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $18,385, and the median income for a family was $21,304. Males had a median income of $19,125 versus $15,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,036. About 37.4% of families and 41.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.8% of those under age 18 and 36.1% of those age 65 or over.


La Pryor is served by the La Pryor Independent School District.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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