Cameron County, Texas Population 2018

Cameron County, Texas's estimated population is 423,725 with a growth rate of 1.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cameron County, Texas is the 13th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017423,7254,9401.18%
2016418,785-2,981-0.71%
2016421,7662,1870.52%
2015419,5797410.18%
2014418,8381,7430.42%
2013417,0951,7250.42%
2012415,3702,4530.59%
2011412,9175,3271.31%
2010407,590147,47056.69%
1990260,12050,39324.03%
1980209,72769,35949.41%
1970140,368-10,730-7.10%
1960151,09825,92820.71%
1950125,17041,96850.44%
194083,2025,6627.30%
193077,54040,878111.50%
192036,6629,50435.00%
191027,15811,06368.74%
190016,0951,67111.58%
189014,424-535-3.58%
188014,9593,96036.00%
187010,9994,97182.47%
18606,028-2,513-29.42%
18508,5410.00%

Cameron County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White389,429
Some Other Race19,550
Two or More Races3,761
Asian2,717
Black or African American2,361
American Indian and Alaska Native902
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander65

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cameron County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cameron County, Texas Median Age

31.3


Total

29.4


Male

33.3


Female

Cameron County, Texas Adults

There are 286,030 adults, (51,929 of which are seniors) in Cameron County, Texas.

Cameron County, Texas Age Dependency

78.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cameron County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

216,268

51.64%

Male

202,517

48.36%

Cameron County, Texas Households and Families

Cameron County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cameron County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.4%22.6%
All66.8%33.2%
Male61.3%38.7%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Female51.5%48.5%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cameron County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All121,2903.4266.8
Married63,4853.9977.4
Female25,4144.1451.5
Non Family25,3671.1857.5
Male7,0243.8361.3

3.93

Average Family Size

3.42

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cameron County, Texas Households

Cameron County, Texas Education

Cameron County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade50,46620.88%
9th to 12th Grade32,78213.57%
High School Graduate60,39424.99%
Some College42,67417.66%
Associates Degree14,8026.13%
Bachelors Degree28,92211.97%
Graduate Degree11,6134.81%

Cameron County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic205,619125,43728,136
White32,38329,80810,802
Other Race12,5646,6551,073
Multiple Races1,9611,431379
Asian1,7931,4881,058
Black1,4081,029380
Native American72253429
Islander342626

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 76.47%.

Cameron County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,214$27,494$20,589
Less Than High School$16,014$19,925$11,835
High School Grad$21,248$24,942$17,434
Some College$26,060$32,368$21,799
Bachelors Degree$43,300$47,069$41,712
Graduate Degree$58,764$68,993$53,196

$24,214

Average Earnings

$27,494

Average Male

$20,589

Average Female

Cameron County, Texas Language

Cameron County, Texas Language by Age

Cameron County, Texas Language

25.80% of Cameron County, Texas residents speak only English, while 74.20% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 73.19% of the population.

Cameron County, Texas Poverty

Cameron County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic368,617130,72535.46%
Other19,3686,62634.21%
White40,2825,53613.74%
Multiple3,7101,05728.49%
Black2,15039418.33%
Native88327931.60%
Asian2,657622.33%
Islander65812.31%

33.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.37%

Male Poverty Rate

34.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cameron County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cameron County, Texas is Hispanic, with 35.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cameron County, Texas is Asian, with 2.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.90%.

Cameron County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.96%
High School26.18%
Some College16.17%
Bachelors or Greater7.73%

Cameron County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.21%
Male Unemployed36.71%
Female Employed17.83%
Male Employed15.87%

Cameron County, Texas Income

Cameron County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,578$50,150
Families$38,551$53,793
Married Families$48,917$64,230
Non Families$18,611$32,079

Cameron County, Texas Marital Status

Cameron County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cameron County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Cameron County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Cameron County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Cameron County, Texas Veterans

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by War

14,524

Number of Veterans

13,649

Male Veterans

875

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,054
First Gulf War2,688
Second Gulf War2,464
Korea1,642
World War II861

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+3,594
65 to 743,588
35 to 543,237
55 to 642,604
18 to 341,501

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,6545.16%
Hispanic8,6053.48%
Other3132.18%
2 or More2048.89%
Black18511.24%
Asian944.37%
Indian749.72%

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Education

11.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cameron County, Texas Employment Status

Cameron County, Texas Employment by Age

55%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cameron County, Texas Employment by Race

Cameron County, Texas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Cameron County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Brownsville17503018382387935.02%
Harlingen64908655396310.97%
San Benito24264244762120.87%
La Feria72147271570.79%
Los Fresnos5912665173912.50%
Port Isabel5019501900.00%
Primera4132474961714.93%
Laguna Vista31423200581.85%
Combes289530551605.53%
South Padre Island28202874541.91%
Santa Rosa28732852-21-0.73%
Rio Hondo239726132169.01%
Rancho Viejo24322494622.55%
Palm Valley13141292-22-1.67%
Los Indios10291063343.30%
Indian Lake640655152.34%
Bayview377395184.77%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990