Laredo is also known as “The City Under Seven Flags” and it resides on the North Bank of the Rio Grande in Texas. In the summer months temperatures run from 75-99 degrees while in the winter they are from 43-66 degrees.
The city has a population of about 233,152 in a 84.54 square mile area. The demographics for Knoxville are; 86.6% Caucasian; 0.5% African American; 0.3% Native American; 0.4% Asian; 11.5% Mixed.
The city is the largest inland port in the United States with a number of import export agencies and twin assembly plants to expedite trade born out of the American Free Trade Agreement. The retail business in Laredo is also booming due to Northern Mexico shoppers making this city a premier shopping destination.
Laredo has a number of cultural events and locations within the city ranging from annual festivals like Washington’s Birthday Celebration which is a month long event; 2 18 hole golf courses; 34 city parks and a number of museums such as the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum which is located in the downtown historic district with displays from 19th century Laredo.