Cameron, Texas Population 2021

5,348
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Cameron is a city located in Milam County Texas. It is also the county seat of Milam County. With a 2020 population of 5,348, it is the 349th largest city in Texas and the 4583rd largest city in the United States . Cameron is currently declining at a rate of -1.07% annually and its population has decreased by -3.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,552 in 2010. Cameron reached it's highest population of 5,721 in 1980. Spanning over 5 miles, Cameron has a population density of 1,021 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cameron is $47,706 with a poverty rate of 29.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $641 per month, and the median house value is $80,000. The median age in Cameron is 39.7 years, 30.7 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Cameron Demographics

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

  • White: 74.66%
  • Black or African American: 21.44%
  • Other race: 2.17%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Two or more races: 0.62%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cameron, Texas is 5,348 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,522.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,552.

Cameron, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,09874.66%
Black or African American1,17721.44%
Some Other Race1192.17%
Two or More Races340.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.62%
Asian270.49%
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Cameron Population by Race

Cameron Population Pyramid $2021

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Cameron Median Age

39.7


Total

30.7


Male

47.3


Female

Cameron Adults

There are 3,928 adults, (1,195 of whom are seniors) in Cameron.

Cameron Age Dependency

100.8

Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cameron Sex Ratio

Female

2,604

47.44%

Male

2,885

52.56%

Cameron Population by Age

Cameron Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cameron Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All60.1%39.9%
Female54.3%45.7%
Male43.7%56.3%
Non Family39.5%60.5%

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cameron Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0002.660.1
Non Family7441.1239.5
Married7113.1487.6
Female4424.0354.3
Male1033.4243.7

3.41

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Cameron Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade54015.63%
9th to 12th Grade40811.81%
High School Graduate1,30537.76%
Some College66319.18%
Associates Degree1534.43%
Bachelors Degree3299.52%
Graduate Degree581.68%
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Cameron Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cameron Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,8071,500285
Hispanic78228192
Black7796525
2+ Races3421
Native American3434
Asian27275
Other Race19

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 18.52%.

Cameron Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,634$27,303$22,059
Less Than 9th Grade$17,292$19,301$12,198
High School Graduate$25,186$27,154$21,803
Some College$37,083$53,514$16,795
Bachelors Degree$34,043$50,250$33,966
Graduate Degree$$$

$25,634

Average Earnings

$27,303

Average Male

$22,059

Average Female

Cameron Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cameron Language by Age

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Cameron Language

77.46% of Cameron residents speak only English, while 22.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.12% of the population.

Cameron Language

Cameron Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,51181132.30%
Hispanic1,46147832.72%
Black1,14723920.84%
Asian2222100.00%

29.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.54%

Male Poverty Rate

26.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cameron

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cameron is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cameron is Black, with 20.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.21%.

Cameron Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School29.12%
Less Than 9th Grade24.13%
Some College19.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

Cameron Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed73.47%
Female Employed20.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Cameron Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cameron Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,448$47,706
Families$45,417$59,217
Married Families$65,855-
Non Families$14,140$27,198
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Income by Household Type

Cameron Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Cameron Married by Age and Sex

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Cameron Marriage

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

Cameron Marital Status by Race

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Cameron Marital Status

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259

Number of Veterans

224

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam85
Second Gulf War44
First Gulf War34
Korea20
World War II6

Cameron Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+89
65 to 7475
35 to 5458
55 to 6432
18 to 345

Cameron Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2107.15%
Black425.25%
Hispanic70.69%
Native American720.59%

Cameron Veterans by Race

Cameron Veterans by Education

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11.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cameron Veterans by Education

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45.2%

Labor Force Participation

42%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cameron Employment by Age

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Cameron Employment by Race

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Cameron Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.65%

Born in Cameron

92.48%

Native Born

7.52%

Foreign Born

6.32%

Non Citizen

1.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.48% of Cameron residents were born in the United States, with 81.65% having been born in Texas. 6.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cameron Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,348-58-1.07%
20205,406-58-1.06%
20195,464-58-1.05%
20185,522-3-0.05%
20175,525420.77%
20165,483631.16%
20155,420731.37%
20145,347-44-0.82%
20135,391-7-0.13%
20125,398-109-1.98%
20115,507-15-0.27%
20105,522-112-0.20%
20005,634540.10%
19905,580-141-0.25%
19805,7211750.31%
19705,546-94-0.17%
19605,6405881.11%
19505,052120.02%
19405,0404750.99%
19304,5652670.60%
19204,2981,0352.79%
19103,263-78-0.24%
19003,3410.00%

Cameron Population by Year