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Progreso is a city in Hidalgo County, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "progress"
The latitude of Progreso is 26.091N. The longitude is -97.956W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,043.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Progreso was $4,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Progreso residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Progreso, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $492.
Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Progreso political report.
The average commute time for Progreso workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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