Harlingen, Texas Population 2019

Harlingen, Texas's estimated population is 65,436 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Harlingen, Texas is the 58th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1634.69 people/mi² (631.16 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31.1 years, 29.7 years for males, and 33.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 3.1 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Harlingen, Texas is $38,122, while the mean household income is $55,024.

Harlingen Tx Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Harlingen Tx was:

  • White: 92.21%
  • Other race: 3.94%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Two or more races: 1.16%
  • Black or African American: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%

How Many People Live in Harlingen, Texas?

65,436
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201865,436400.06%
201765,396-17-0.03%
201665,413630.10%
201565,350-260-0.40%
201465,610-129-0.20%
201365,739-79-0.12%
201265,8181810.28%
201165,6375600.86%
201065,0777,5131.23%
200057,5648,8291.68%
199048,7355,1921.13%
198043,54310,0402.66%
197033,503-7,704-2.05%
196041,20717,9785.90%
195023,2299,9235.73%
194013,3061,1820.93%
193012,1240.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018423,9087270.17%
2017423,1811,0440.25%
2016422,1372,0790.49%
2015420,0585910.14%
2014419,4671,7620.42%
2013417,7051,6070.38%
2012416,0982,8070.67%
2011413,2915,6371.36%
2010407,6540.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White60,345
Some Other Race2,581
Asian794
Two or More Races760
Black or African American654
American Indian and Alaska Native291
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander19

Harlingen Tx Population Pyramid 2019

Harlingen Tx Median Age

31.1


Total

29.7


Male

33.2


Female

Harlingen Tx Adults

There are 44,438 adults, (9,210 of whom are seniors) in Harlingen Tx.

Harlingen Tx Age Dependency

85.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlingen Tx Sex Ratio

Female

32,651

49.89%

Male

32,793

50.11%

Harlingen Tx Households and Families

Harlingen Tx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harlingen Tx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
All56.8%43.2%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Male42.4%57.6%
Female34.5%65.5%

56.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,6543.156.8
Married10,0943.7570.2
Non Family5,3641.251.6
Female4,0773.8534.5
Male1,1193.7242.4

3.66

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harlingen Tx Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,31513.82%
9th to 12th Grade4,94912.87%
High School Graduate10,61427.60%
Some College7,38719.21%
Associates Degree3,3798.79%
Bachelors Degree4,37311.37%
Graduate Degree2,4366.34%

Harlingen Tx Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic28,64718,9423,205
White8,7518,2493,043
Other Race1,91989786
Asian541524388
Multiple Races40032049
Black30125279
Native American20111940
Islander191919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,264$30,167$22,344
Less Than High School$15,351$19,192$10,798
High School Grad$23,417$25,029$20,398
Some College$27,399$34,543$21,626
Bachelors Degree$48,475$59,000$42,365
Graduate Degree$62,436$71,639$52,772

$26,264

Average Earnings

$30,167

Average Male

$22,344

Average Female

Harlingen Tx Language

Harlingen Tx Language by Age

Harlingen Tx Language

48.12% of Harlingen Tx residents speak only English, while 51.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 50.48% of the population.

Harlingen Tx Poverty

Harlingen Tx Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic51,81818,11134.95%
White10,8539738.97%
Other2,56788234.36%
Multiple74222330.05%
Native2918529.21%
Black5687713.56%
Asian786384.83%

29.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.21%

Male Poverty Rate

29.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlingen Tx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlingen Tx is Hispanic, with 34.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlingen Tx is Asian, with 4.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.68%
High School21.42%
Some College15.56%
Bachelors or Greater3.27%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.91%
Male Unemployed35.30%
Female Employed18.37%
Male Employed13.98%

Harlingen Tx Income

Harlingen Tx Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,122$55,024
Families$42,641$59,917
Married Families$53,427-
Non Families$21,568$35,979

Harlingen Tx Marital Status

Harlingen Tx Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Harlingen Tx Married by Age and Sex

Harlingen Tx Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Harlingen Tx Marital Status by Race

Harlingen Tx Veterans

3,175

Number of Veterans

3,018

Male Veterans

157

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,217
First Gulf War693
Second Gulf War638
Korea327
World War II208

Harlingen Tx Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9107.15%
Hispanic1,7525.15%
Other1567.78%
Black7519.38%
Asian162.52%
2 or More143.23%
Indian41.76%

Harlingen Tx Veterans by Education

13.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlingen Tx Employment Status

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Harlingen Tx Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.05%

Born in Texas

85.13%

Native Born

14.87%

Foreign Born

9.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.13% of Harlingen Tx residents were born in the United States, with 71.05% having been born in Texas. 9.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.