Cameron County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:423,029More data
Census 2020:421,017More data
Census 2010:406,220More data
Census 2000:335,227More data
Population of the County Seat (Brownsville)
Census 2020:186,738 
Census 2010:175,023 
Census 2000:139,722 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN CAMERON COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Bayview town:501More data
Brownsville city:187,831More data
Combes town:3,040More data
Harlingen city:71,925More data
Indian Lake town:851More data
La Feria city:6,814More data
Laguna Vista town:3,605More data
Los Fresnos city:8,152More data
Los Indios town:1,012More data
Palm Valley city:1,398More data
Port Isabel city:5,094More data
Primera town:5,303More data
Rancho Viejo town:2,856More data
Rio Hondo city:2,018More data
San Benito city:24,780More data
Santa Rosa town:2,423More data
South Padre Island town:2,061More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:891.7More data
Water Area:384.7More data
Total Area:1,276.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:472.15More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:91.58More data
Percent Rural:8.42More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:90.0%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:97.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:8.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:0.5%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:29.3%More data
65 and Older:14.0%More data
85 and Older:1.6%More data
Median Age:32.5More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$33,690More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$14,290,654,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$44,440More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:24.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:34.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:68.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:18.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$39,198More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$36,665 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$34,689 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$33,599 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$32,402 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:8.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:10.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:5.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:6.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:7.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.436893More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$24,476,769,852More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$22,063,050,678More data
Total Actual Levy:$96,391,924More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN CAMERON COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:52.261More data
US Highways:26.493More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:137.490More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:333.475More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:13.933More data
Frontage Roads:105.140More data
On-System Subtotal:668.792More data
City Streets:1,198.362More data
Certified County Roads:713.746More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.700More data
Federal Roads:16.193More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,930.001More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,598.793More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:267.604More data
US Highways:65.008More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:528.973More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:789.976More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:40.466More data
Frontage Roads:230.548More data
On-System Subtotal:1,922.575More data
City Streets:2,453.875More data
Certified County Roads:1,429.634More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:6.800More data
Federal Roads:32.386More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,922.695More data
County Total:5,845.270More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cameron County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Cameron County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Cameron County»

Special Districts in Cameron County.
School Districts in Cameron County.
History of City Tax Rates in Cameron County.

Airports in Cameron County.
Hospitals in Cameron County.
Prisons in Cameron County.