Raymondville is located just north of Harlingen on Hwy 186 and US 77 in Willacy County, of which it is the county seat.
Agriculture, primarily the raising of sorghum, cotton, citrus fruits, vegetables, and corn, drove the town's growth in its early years. Great summers and mild winters allow a 300 day growing season.
Raymondville has continued its role as a commercial center for the truck and fruit crops produced in the surrounding area. In the 1960s industries at Raymondville included a cottonseed-processing plant, manufacturers of farm implements, producers of leather goods, fruit processors, and children's clothing manufacturers.
Because of its location near the Gulf Coast, Raymondville is a year-round recreation center.
By 1990 its population had reached 9,830, with ninety-seven rated businesses.