Sullivan City, Texas Information
The 2010 Census showed a population of 4,002 in Sullivan City, Texas, and in 2014 it was 4,152 with 92 percent urban and 8 percent rural. The main industries are Construction (23%), Manufacturing (15%), and Retail Trade (12%). There are 79 grocery stores, 6 club stores and/or supercenters, 240 convenience stores with gas, and 337 full-service restaurants. The average listing price of homes is $92,666 and the rental index as of March, 2016 was $899 a month.
Sullivan City, Texas Details
Sullivan City, Texas, is located on 3.58 square miles of land at the southern tip of the state. As part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Region of Texas along the Rio Grande and the Gulf of Mexico, the Valley is an international border between Mexico and the United States and has 15 points of entry.
In the extreme southwestern part of Hidalgo County, the city was named for a World War veteran, Captain Ed Sullivan, a local ranch owner, and part of his ranch became a loading station for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1927. Formally opened in 1908, the town was incorporated in 1911.
International Museum of Art & Science
In nearby McAllen, this family and children-friendly museum presents an outstanding collection of folk art, fine art, crafts, and scientific objects from all around the world. There is a permanent collection of one of the largest collections of 16th-century European paintings and Mexican folk art. Temporary exhibits have included a tribute to the motorcycle and a collection of silver objects from Colonial Mexico.
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
This 2,088-acre tropical world was established in 1943 for the protection of migratory birds and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is positioned along a north-south and east-west juncture of two major migratory routes for numerous bird species and at the northern-most point for a number of species whose range extends into Central and South America. Also featured are butterflies, other rare species, and 14 miles of trails.
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