This article provides a demographic profile of the hypertensive adult in South Texas. Hypertension, a silent disease because of its lack of overt signs and symptoms, poses a major public health problem. Few prevalence studies have been completed reflecting Mexican-American populations. South Texas hypertension trends are comparable to national trends. However, the awareness of hypertension in South Texas is lower than that of the national population. The density of risk factors may be responsible for the patterns of South Texas hypertension.