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Laredo is a city in Webb County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after town in Spain.

The latitude of Laredo is 27.506N. The longitude is -99.507W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 413 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 197,488.


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Median household income
Local
$29,108
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Laredo demographic reports
Laredo is on the Rio Grande.
Established at a ford in the river in 1755.
Public transportation: Laredo Metro (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,317. The number of murders and homicides was 29. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranks No. 1 in percentage Hispanic population (94.1%)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • AutMus Fest - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Laredo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Laredo attractions: El Mercado
Sports teams: Lobos (arena football), Broncos (United League Baseball), Bucks (CHL)
Historic sites and museums: Fort McIntosh, Republic of the Rio Grande Museum, Laredo Children's Museum, St. Augustine Church
Colleges and universities: Laredo Junior College, Texas A&M International University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 95
Quotes:
Laredo was a sinister town that morning.
-- On the Road
Jack Kerouac

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Laredo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Webb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Laredo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78040 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

1% of Laredo residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laredo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laredo was $11,084, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Laredo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Laredo include San Augustin de Laredo Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Laredo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $915.


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Libraries in Laredo include Bruni Plaza Branch Library, Laredo Public Library, Santo Nino Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Laredo include Laredo Morning Times

TV stations in Laredo include KGNS, KLDO, KVTV.

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Webb County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laredo political report.

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The average commute time for Laredo workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 41 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Laredo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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