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Donna is an extraordinarily enchanting city with a wide array of apartment living options - it doesn't matter whether you prefer sprawling suburbs or busy downtown areas, Donna has family friendly apartments available in every price range
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Donna Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 20.1% 10.4% +9.7% $10,000 to $14,999 13.7% 6.6% +7.1% $15,000 to $19,999 10.8% 6.6% +4.2% $20,000 to $24,999 10.6% 7.0% +3.6% $25,000 to $29,999 7.6% 6.8% +0.8% $30,000 to $34,999 8.0% 6.7% +1.3% $35,000 to $39,999 7.2% 6.0% +1.2% $40,000 to $44,999 4.9% 5.6% -0.7% $45,000 to $49,999 1.7% 4.8% -3.1% $50,000 to $59,999 6.1% 8.6% -2.5% $60,000 to $74,999 3.3% 9.8% -6.5% $75,000 to $99,999 3.8% 9.5% -5.7% $100,000 to $124,999 1.1% 4.9% -3.8% $125,000 to $149,999 0.2% 2.3% -2.1% $150,000 to $199,999 0.4% 2.1% -1.7% $200,000 or more 0.4% 2.2% -1.8%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.8% 6.5% -1.7% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.6% 12.3% -0.7% 15.0% to 19.9% 5.3% 15.3% -10.0% 20.0% to 24.9% 11.1% 13.4% -2.3% 25.0% to 29.9% 13.8% 10.2% +3.6% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.5% 7.2% +1.3% 35.0% to 39.9% 7.2% 5.0% +2.2% 40.0% to 49.9% 2.7% 6.3% -3.6% 50.0% or more 18.5% 15.7% +2.8% Not computed 16.4% 8.0% +8.4%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 12.4% 15.3% -2.9% 25 to 34 years 24.9% 31.2% -6.3% 35 to 44 years 23.2% 23.3% -0.1% 45 to 54 years 16.2% 14.4% +1.8% 55 to 64 years 8.0% 6.8% +1.2% 65 to 74 years 8.6% 4.4% +4.2% 75 to 84 years 5.3% 3.3% +2.0% 85 years and over 1.6% 1.4% +0.2%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 47.8% 34.9% +12.9% 30 to 44 minutes 26.0% 25.8% +0.2% 45 to 59 minutes 4.9% 14.1% -9.2% 60 or more minutes 21.3% 25.2% -3.9%
Source: 2000 Census
Dear Donna, May I Live In You?
That's the admittedly awkward sounding question you must be asking this remote Texas town of nearly 16,000. Well, her answer is a wholehearted ""Yes.""
Located just across the border from ol' Mehico, this town gets a lot more attention than you'd think. Some places have a very eager group of record keepers despite their relatively unknown status. Donna appears to be one of those places.
With the motto, ""The Heart of the Valley,"" in place since the 1940s (greatly shortened from ""The City with a Heart in the Heart of the Rio Grande Valley,"" speaking of awkward wording), Donna welcomes you to its very southern location in a southern state.
For tips on searching for your rad apartment in Donna, check out our Apartment Guide. Want to get the inside scoop on the border town? Partake in LocalTalk to score some practical information, and remember to use the ""Ask a Question"" feature to get personalized feedback from locals eager to share their knowledge of the area.
Apartment Rental Prices: Get Privy
We just love that word, "privy."
Anyway, Donna's apartment offerings are truly first rate. There's old, there's new, there's affordable, and there's you!
Catchy, eh? We should probably seek to trademark that.
Get moving on your apartment search by selecting among the rentals listed below.
Get To Know Donna
Not that we're trying to play matchmaker or anything.
So you know that song, ""Oh, Donna"" by Ritchie Valens? He could have been singing about this Texas town in Hidalgo County. But don't take our word for it. You'd be better advised to go here for your Ritchie Valens research needs.
Named after the daughter of T.J. Hooks - no relation to T.J. Hooker - a developer who did much to put Donna (the town) on the map at the turn of the 20th century, Donna would see its environs become an agricultural center of much repute. Later the Brownsville, St. Louis and Mexico Railway would help connect the town to other veritable veins and arteries that made for the proto-National Highway System we now take for granted. Speaking of highways, the city today can be found just off U.S. Highway 83, along with many a gas station and greasy food joint too no doubt.
During the mid-twentieth century Donna, like many a southern town, was marred by the existence of segregated schools. There was even a third type of school for migrant (read: immigrant) students. Of course in time this situation would develop into the colorblind schools we see now, with no recognition of students differences based on race or national origin.
According to the town itself, Donna is a destination for tourists and retirees. We cop to believing the retiree part of the equation. After all, there's a long recognized tendency for the elderly to retire in places that are hotter than blazes. But tourists? The third most popular destination in the city according to this site is Dairy Queen. This doesn't mean the city hasn't got some other qualities worth mentioning, but we wonder about the tourist claim. Now calling it a ""hot spot,"" on the other hand, is far more accurate, if you’re talking about the weather that is.
Boredom Will Not Strike
Speaking of tourism, the closely related concept of what to do once you're renting an apartment here needs tending to. And the options for fun in the almost-always-shining sun are not to be dismissed.
So having said that, we hope you believe food to be the essence of enjoyment. Because apart from the Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum, a place needling little explanation, you'll be doing a lot of eating here. We wish we could report a plethora of edible options, but alas Burger King, Pizza Hut, and the previously mentioned Dairy Queen rank high on the list. The only saving grace is the Mexican food ""scene."" It appears to rock, or rather ""roca."" Such exquisite establishments include Taqueria El Amigo, Pete's Mexican Seafood Grill, and Taco Llandia D'Donna.
So what are you waiting for? Find your new apartment and go get your grub on!
Average Apartment Rent in Donna, Texas
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Donna Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Donna have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in April was $612. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Donna rentals listed below.
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How much should I expect to pay for utilities in Donna each month, depending on the time of year?
Monthly utilities in Donna will vary depending on many factors, such as the season, how many people are in your household, and how big your living space is. Costs also fluctuate based on how enery-efficient your appliances are, as well how diligent you are at conserving energy. That said, for a family of four, heating and cooling combined should average about $200 a month. In summer months, that bill might top at $300. Water should run about $65 a month.
Is Donna a good place for younger people?
With a population of about 16,000, Donna is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. As a small town, Donna caters to families with children, and therefore isn't the best place for younger people seeking other younger people, or an exciting nightlife. A full 34 percent of the population is under the age of 18, while 21 percent falls between the ages of 35 and 54 and 23 percent is over the age of 54. That leaves just 22 percent of the population between the ages of 18 and 34. However, with a cost of living that is 27 percent below the US average, Donna might be a good place for young folks on a budget.
Is the cost of living in Donna higher relative to surrounding areas or other cities?
Donna's cost of living is a full 27 percent lower than the US average. Compared to surrounding towns, however, Donna's cost of living is pretty comparable, neither significantly higher nor lower. San Carlos to the north is on par with Donna, Midway North to the northeast is 2 percent more expensive than Donna, and Midway South to the southeast is 1 percent cheaper than Donna, as is Scissors to the south. Alamo to the west is on par with Donna, and Muniz to the northwest is 1 percent cheaper than Donna.