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The city of Donna is located on the South Texas Plains.

Donna is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Donna, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Donna has a population of 16,344 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Donna is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Donna lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Donna lies within the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for Donna: 78537<4>

Websites for Donna ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Donna had an population of 16,344 people. This is an increase of 3.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Donna had a population of 15,798 people. This makes Donna the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Donna represents 0.06% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 151st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,798 people, the population of Donna increased 6.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,768 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Donna.

Communities Also Named Donna ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Donna - it's located in Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Donna.

Communities near Donna ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Donna.

  • McAllen
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Edinburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Mission
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Pharr
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pharr
    • Pharr is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,513 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pharr <5>
  • San Juan
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Alton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,785 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton <5>
  • Mercedes
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Hidalgo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • La Feria
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Elsa
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elsa
    • Elsa is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,120 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsa <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Donna. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Donna.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Donna. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Donna.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Donna. See our Newspapers Page for Donna.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Donna ...

Looking for more information about Donna? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Donna, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Donna.

Adding Donna to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Donna in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Donna was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Donna post office opened in 1908.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Donna.

The official website for Donna:

The official website for Hidalgo County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Donna.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Donna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Donna). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Donna or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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