Historic Cameron County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:406,220
Census 2000:335,227
Census 1990:260,120
Census 1980:209,727
Census 1970:140,368
Census 1960:151,098
Census 1950:125,170
Census 1940:83,202
Census 1930:77,540
Census 1920:36,662
Census 1910:27,158
Census 1900:16,095
Census 1890:14,424
Census 1880:14,959
Census 1870:10,999
Census 1860:6,028
Census 1850:8,541
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
8541 people in 1850 6028 people in 1860 10999 people in 1870 14959 people in 1880 14424 people in 1890 16095 people in 1900 27158 people in 1910 36662 people in 1920 77540 people in 1930 83202 people in 1940 125170 people in 1950 151098 people in 1960 140368 people in 1970 209727 people in 1980 260120 people in 1990 335227 people in 2000 406220 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer21.2   21.2
1990 - 2000:spacer28.9   28.9
1980 - 1990:spacer24.0   24.0
1970 - 1980:spacer49.4   49.4
1960 - 1970:spacer-7.1   -7.1
1950 - 1960:spacer20.7   20.7
1940 - 1950:spacer50.4   50.4
1930 - 1940:spacer7.3   7.3
1920 - 1930:spacer111.5   111.5
1910 - 1920:spacer35.0   35.0
1900 - 1910:spacer68.7   68.7
1890 - 1900:spacer11.6   11.6
1880 - 1890:spacer-3.6   -3.6
1870 - 1880:spacer36.0   36.0
1860 - 1870:spacer82.5   82.5
1850 - 1860:spacer-29.4   -29.4