Friona is a city in Parmer County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,123 at the 2010 census. Friona was established in 1906, originally called Frio, from the Spanish word for cold. In 2007, the Texas State Legislature declared Friona the “Cheeseburger Capital of Texas”. The city began holding the “Cheeseburger Cook-Off and Festival” in 2006. Aside from this annual event, only three fast-food locations sell cheeseburgers in Friona: Tasty Cream, Dairy Queen, and Fast Stop. Friona is located at 34°38′20″N 102°43′18″W (34.638987, -102.721571).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.
As of the 2010 United States Census, 4,123 people were living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 69.9% Hispanic, 28.2% White, 0.9% Black, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 0.3% from two or more races. As of the census of 2000, 3,854 people, 1,271 households, and 983 families resided in the city. The population density was 2,794.8 people per square mile (1,078.3/km2). The 1,399 housing units averaged 1,014.5 per square mile (391.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 61.47% White, 1.30% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 33.81% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 57.86% of the population.
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