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Welcome to Primera ...

The town of Primera is located on the Gulf Coast.

Primera is located in Cameron County<1>.

The location of Primera has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Primera has a population of 5,160 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Primera.

The community of Primera is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Primera is within the boundaries of the (956) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Primera had an population of 5,160 people. This is an increase of 26.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 89.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Primera had a population of 4,070 people. This makes Primera the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Primera represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 381st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,070 people, the population of Primera increased 49.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,723 people).

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

Communities near Primera ...

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

  • Harlingen [Cameron County]
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    • Harlingen [Cameron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Primera
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,176 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlingen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlingen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlingen<6>
  • Weslaco [Hidalgo County]
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    • Weslaco [Hidalgo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Primera
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weslaco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weslaco<6>
  • San Benito [Cameron County]
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    • San Benito [Cameron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Primera
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,085 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Benito have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Benito
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Benito<6>
  • Mercedes [Hidalgo County]
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    • Mercedes [Hidalgo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Primera
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercedes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercedes<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Donna [Hidalgo County]
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      • Donna [Hidalgo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Primera
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna<6>
    • Raymondville [Willacy County]
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      • Raymondville [Willacy County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Primera
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,767 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymondville<6>
    • La Feria [Cameron County]
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      • La Feria [Cameron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Primera
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Feria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Feria<6>
    • Elsa [Hidalgo County]
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      • Elsa [Hidalgo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Primera
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsa<6>
    • Progreso [Hidalgo County]
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      • Progreso [Hidalgo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Primera
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progreso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progreso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Progreso<6>
    • Edcouch [Hidalgo County]
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      • Edcouch [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Primera
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edcouch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edcouch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edcouch<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Primera ...

Looking for more information about Primera? 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 Primera, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Primera.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cameron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Primera.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Primera - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Primera) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Primera. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrimeraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Primera. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.2229, Longitude: -97.7526       In this case, the coordinates for Primera have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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