Cameron County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:423,163More data
Estimate 2018:422,139 
Estimate 2017:422,227 
Estimate 2016:421,350 
Estimate 2015:419,450 
Estimate 2014:419,005 
Estimate 2013:417,357 
Estimate 2012:415,877 
Estimate 2011:413,201 
Census 2010:406,220More data
Census 2000:335,227More data
Population of the County Seat (Brownsville)
Census 2010:175,023 
Census 2000:139,722 
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:389More data
Brownsville city:182,781More data
Combes town:2,984More data
Harlingen city:65,022More data
Indian Lake town:854More data
La Feria city:7,230More data
Laguna Vista town:3,180More data
Los Fresnos city:7,837More data
Los Indios town:1,060More data
Palm Valley city:1,240More data
Port Isabel city:6,256More data
Primera town:5,130More data
Rancho Viejo town:2,460More data
Rio Hondo city:2,707More data
San Benito city:24,243More data
Santa Rosa town:2,723More data
South Padre Island town:2,778More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:891.7More data
Water Area:384.8More data
Total Area:1,276.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:455.56More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:91.58More data
Percent Rural:8.42More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:89.8%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:97.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.8%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:0.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:8.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.4%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:30.3%More data
65 and Older:13.5%More data
85 and Older:1.7%More data
Median Age:32.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$28,756More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$12,189,811,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$38,106More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:27.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:40.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:67.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$33,599More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$32,402 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$32,060 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$31,672 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$31,060 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:5.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:6.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:6.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.414447More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$20,769,664,116More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$18,686,756,477More data
Total Actual Levy:$77,446,701More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:49.251More data
US Highways:26.494More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:140.237More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:321.901More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:13.933More data
Frontage Roads:99.965More data
On-System Subtotal:651.781More data
City Streets:1,188.796More data
Certified County Roads:734.621More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.700More data
Federal Roads:15.494More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,940.611More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,592.392More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:255.564More data
US Highways:57.002More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:497.343More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:759.006More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:40.466More data
Frontage Roads:220.552More data
On-System Subtotal:1,829.933More data
City Streets:2,434.747More data
Certified County Roads:1,471.097More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:6.800More data
Federal Roads:17.231More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,929.875More data
County Total:5,759.808More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cameron County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.