Laredo, Texas 

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Population

255,473

108% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Median Income

$39,408

Avg. Home Price

$136,000

Best Places to Live in Laredo, Texas

Small border city - South Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 200 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico
Pros
-Cost of living
-Strong job growth
-Historic core
Cons
-Unattractive and industrial areas
-Low educational attainment
-Hot climate

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What Bert Has To Say About Laredo Metro Area

Once the classic Old West town, modern Laredo is now the largest and most active port of entry to the United States in the Rio Grande Valley. Numerous border-zone manufacturing plants have sprung up since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came about in the early 1990’s. The four border crossing bridges are busy with truck and container traffic to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico, and rail and air cargo carriers have extensive operations. The area is known for having a pro-business environment.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Webb County
Metro Area: Laredo Metro Area
City: Laredo
Zip Codes: 78046 78045 78041 78043 78040
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 438 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Laredo is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Laredo jobs have increased by 1.47%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Laredo's cost of living is 9.30% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Laredo's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Laredo's population is 255,473 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 107.87%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Laredo is $136,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.48%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Laredo public schools spend $8,550 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Laredo. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Laredo

It's a good time to buy in Laredo. Home Appreciation is up 5.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Laredo Real Estate.

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Reviews for Laredo   16 Reviews
Economy / Jobs - 7/10/2016
The only occupation that is growing, in my opinion, is the transportation / trucking industry. I worked in that field for 18 yrs. and take it from me, unless you are the... Read More

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HOT-----HOTTER------and as FLUFFY would say------- - 7/10/2016
If you like DRY, ARID HEAT, Laredo is for you. Now I'm not talking beach heat with a warm tropical breeze blowing over the palm trees and toseling your hair as you play... Read More

Lacks diversity - 12/21/2012
Laredo could be a better city if only it embraced a diverse population. It could grow into a beautiful and attrative if it did that and built the infrastructures that... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN LAREDO, TEXAS
78046 78045 78041 78043 78040
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