Sebastian, Texas

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Sebastian, Texas
Location of Sebastian, Texas
Location of Sebastian, Texas
Willacy County Sebastian.svg
Coordinates: 26°20′36″N 97°47′36″W / 26.34333°N 97.79333°W / 26.34333; -97.79333Coordinates: 26°20′36″N 97°47′36″W / 26.34333°N 97.79333°W / 26.34333; -97.79333
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
39 ft (12 m)
 • Total1,917
 • Density1,100/sq mi (450/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)956
FIPS code48-66512[1]
GNIS feature ID1346856[2]

Sebastian is a census-designated place (CDP) in Willacy County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,917 at the 2010 census.[3]


Sebastian is located at 26°20′36″N 97°47′36″W / 26.34333°N 97.79333°W / 26.34333; -97.79333 (26.343249, -97.793347).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,864 people, 535 households, and 438 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,118.4 people per square mile (431.0/km2). There were 645 housing units at an average density of 387.0 per square mile (149.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.60% White, 0.27% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 26.56% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.49% of the population.

There were 535 households, out of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.1% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 3.97.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 34.5% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,179, and the median income for a family was $24,732. Males had a median income of $18,854 versus $13,977 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,934. About 22.6% of families and 26.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.7% of those under age 18 and 40.6% of those age 65 or over.


Sebastian is served by the Lyford Consolidated Independent School District.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Sebastian Post Office.[5]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Post Office Location - SEBASTIAN." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.

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