Place:Starr, Texas, United States

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Starr County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 60,968. Its county seat is Rio Grande City. The county is named for James Harper Starr, who served as Secretary of the Treasury of the Republic of Texas. The county is northeast from the Mexican border.

Starr County is part of the Rio Grande City-Roma, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 2,406
1870 4,154
1880 8,304
1890 10,749
1900 11,469
1910 13,151
1920 11,089
1930 11,409
1940 13,312
1950 13,948
1960 17,137
1970 17,707
1980 27,266
1990 40,518

Note: Cameron, Encinal, Starr, Webb, Zapata: In 1850 Starr and Webb (including areas subsequently in Encinal and Zapata) were reported with Cameron.

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