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 2017:423,725More data
Estimate 2016:421,766 
Estimate 2015:419,579 
Estimate 2014:418,838 
Estimate 2013:417,095 
Estimate 2012:415,370 
Estimate 2011:412,917 
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:398More data
Brownsville city:183,299More data
Combes town:3,067More data
Harlingen city:65,467More data
Indian Lake town:828More data
La Feria city:7,364More data
Laguna Vista town:3,200More data
Los Fresnos city:7,830More data
Los Indios town:1,062More data
Palm Valley city:1,271More data
Port Isabel city:5,060More data
Primera town:4,843More data
Rancho Viejo town:2,477More data
Rio Hondo city:2,776More data
San Benito city:24,528More data
Santa Rosa town:2,807More data
South Padre Island town:2,830More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:890.9More data
Water Area:385.5More data
Total Area:1,276.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:455.96More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:91.58More data
Percent Rural:8.42More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:89.7%More data
Race - 2017 (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:0.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:8.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.4%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:30.8%More data
65 and Older:13.2%More data
85 and Older:1.7%More data
Median Age:31.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$27,741More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$11,754,457,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$36,624More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:27.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:38.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:65.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:16.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$32,413More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$32,060 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$31,672 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$31,060 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$30,277 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:6.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:8.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:10.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.410803More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$19,305,871,195More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$17,751,831,025More data
Total Actual Levy:$72,925,054More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$N/AMore data
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:49.219More data
US Highways:26.495More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:140.328More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:321.688More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:13.918More data
Frontage Roads:97.488More data
On-System Subtotal:649.136More data
City Streets:1,187.335More data
Certified County Roads:720.706More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.700More data
Federal Roads:15.149More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,924.890More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,574.026More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:255.838More data
US Highways:56.982More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:498.268More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:752.482More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:40.698More data
Frontage Roads:215.236More data
On-System Subtotal:1,819.504More data
City Streets:2,434.628More data
Certified County Roads:1,443.267More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:3.586More data
Federal Roads:16.541More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,898.022More data
County Total:5,717.526More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Cameron County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Cameron County Narrative Profile»
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.