Los Fresnos

Los Fresnos is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

Located in south central Cameron County, the city was named for the fresnos (Fraxinus berlandieriana) scattered in the woods and along streams. Today the city is still surrounded by fertile farm/ranch land. Major crops are cotton, sugarcane, grains, orange, and red grapefruit orchards.

The Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo & Livestock Show held every year the first week in February. The Los Fresnos Motocross Park has camp sites available at the track to accommodate RV’s & Tents. Quads are also welcomed to race. Little Graceland: West Highway 100. Contains a small collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia, including photos, posters, watches, and playing cards.

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,512 people, 1,296 households, and 1,092 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,868.9 people per square mile. There were 1,480 housing units at an average density of 613.0 per square mile. The median income for a household in the city was $25,793, and the median income for a family was $27,670.

Los Fresnos is served by the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District. The Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library serves Los Fresnos.

source: wikipedia.org

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