Las Palmas-Juarez was a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,666 at the 2000 census. For the 2010 census the area was split into two CDPs, Las Palmas II and Juarez. The communities are part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Las Palmas-Juarez CDP was located at 26°12′4″N 97°44′17″W (26.201202, -97.737921).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,666 people, 400 households, and 368 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,170.4 people per square mile (1,608.1/km²). There were 429 housing units at an average density of 1,073.9/sq mi (414.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.18% White, 0.66% African American, 0.06% Asian, 2.04% from other races, and 0.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.10% of the population.
There were 400 households out of which 56.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.0% were non-families. 7.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.17 and the average family size was 4.35.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 40.0% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,911, and the median income for a family was $20,441. Males had a median income of $13,942 versus $11,845 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $4,973. About 41.9% of families and 45.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.7% of those under age 18 and 42.3% of those age 65 or over.
In 2010, Las Palmas-Juarez had the 11th-lowest median household income of all places in the United States with a population over 1,000.
Las Palmas-Juarez is served by the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.
In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.