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The city of La Grulla is located on the South Texas Plains.

La Grulla is located in Starr County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of La Grulla, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, La Grulla has a population of 1,686 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of La Grulla is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

La Grulla is located in the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for La Grulla: 78548<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, La Grulla had an population of 1,686 people. This is an increase of 3.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Grulla had a population of 1,622 people. This makes La Grulla the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,622 people, the population of La Grulla increased 33.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,211 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for La Grulla.

Communities near La Grulla ...

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

  • Rio Grande City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Palmview
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmview have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmview
    • Palmview is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,839 people
  • Penitas
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • La Joya
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Sullivan City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Cuevitas
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuevitas have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuevitas
    • Cuevitas is located in Hidalgo County
  • Garciasville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • La Victoria
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Victoria
    • La Victoria is located in Starr County
  • Los Ebanos
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Ebanos have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Ebanos
    • Los Ebanos is located in Hidalgo County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Ebanos <5>
  • La Puerta
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Puerta
    • La Puerta is located in Starr County

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 La Grulla. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for La Grulla.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of La Grulla. 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 La Grulla.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Grulla ...

Looking for more information about La Grulla? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to La Grulla, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for La Grulla.

Adding La Grulla to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of La Grulla 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 La Grulla was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the La Grulla post office opened in 1881.

For more details, see References and Mentions for La Grulla.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for La Grulla. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Starr, 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 La Grulla.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Grulla - 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 La Grulla). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether La Grulla 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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