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Welcome to San Juan ...

The city of San Juan is located on the South Texas Plains.

San Juan is located in Hidalgo County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of San Juan, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1909.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, San Juan has a population of 36,873 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of San Juan is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

San Juan lies within the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for San Juan: 78589<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, San Juan had an population of 36,873 people. This is an increase of 8.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, San Juan had a population of 33,856 people. This makes San Juan the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of San Juan represents 0.13% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,856 people, the population of San Juan increased 29.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,229 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for San Juan.

Communities Also Named San Juan ...

While we believe that this San Juan is located in Hidalgo County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named San Juan. Those communities are located in the following counties: Nueces and Starr County.

Beyond Texas, there are 14 communities that are also named San Juan - they are located in Alaska, California (3), Colorado (2), Nevada (2) and New Mexico (4).

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

Communities near San Juan ...

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

  • Edinburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Mission
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Weslaco
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Alton
    (11 miles [17.7 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Donna
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donna
    • Donna is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,316 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna <5>
  • Hidalgo
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Elsa
    (12 miles [19.3 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>
  • Progreso
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progreso have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progreso
    • Progreso is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,979 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Progreso <5>
  • Palmview
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Juan ...

Looking for more information about San Juan? 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 San Juan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Juan.

Adding San Juan to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the San Juan post office opened in 1909.

For more details, see References and Mentions for San Juan.

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

The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.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 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 San Juan.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Juan - 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 San Juan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Juan 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:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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