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 2018:423,908More data
Estimate 2017:423,181 
Estimate 2016:422,137 
Estimate 2015:420,058 
Estimate 2014:419,467 
Estimate 2013:417,705 
Estimate 2012:416,098 
Estimate 2011:413,291 
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:397 
Brownsville city:183,392 
Combes town:3,043 
Harlingen city:65,436 
Indian Lake town:830 
La Feria city:7,328 
Laguna Vista town:3,162 
Los Fresnos city:7,883 
Los Indios town:1,058 
Palm Valley city:1,256 
Port Isabel city:5,055 
Primera town:4,989 
Rancho Viejo town:2,475 
Rio Hondo city:2,757 
San Benito city:24,385 
Santa Rosa town:2,779 
South Padre Island town:2,808 
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 - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:89.8%More data
Race - 2018 (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 - 2018 (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 - 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, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:66.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:17.2% 
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 - 2018:6.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:6.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:8.3 
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:$77,446,701More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$N/AMore data
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2017
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:322.457More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:13.933More data
Frontage Roads:99.965More data
On-System Subtotal:652.337More data
City Streets:1,187.339More data
Certified County Roads:726.080More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.700More data
Federal Roads:15.148More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,930.267More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,582.604More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:255.564More data
US Highways:57.002More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:497.595More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:754.829More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:40.466More data
Frontage Roads:220.552More data
On-System Subtotal:1,826.008More data
City Streets:2,431.833More data
Certified County Roads:1,454.015More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:3.586More data
Federal Roads:16.539More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,905.973More data
County Total:5,731.981More 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):     «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.