Harlingen, Texas Population 2022

73,225
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Harlingen is a city located in Cameron County Texas. Harlingen has a 2020 population of 73,225. Harlingen is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually and its population has increased by 1.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,829 in 2010.

The average household income in Harlingen is $55,928 with a poverty rate of 26.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $748 per month, and the median house value is $92,000. The median age in Harlingen is 31.6 years, 29.6 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.

Harlingen Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Harlingenwas:

  • White: 86.28%
  • Two or more races: 5.65%
  • Other race: 5.40%
  • Black or African American: 1.30%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
The current population of Harlingen, Texas is 73,225 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 71,829.

Harlingen, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010407,6300.00%
2011413,2015,5711.35%
2012415,8772,6760.64%
2013417,3571,4800.35%
2014419,0051,6480.39%
2015419,4504450.11%
2016421,3501,9000.45%
2017422,2278770.21%
2018422,139-88-0.02%
2019423,1631,0240.24%
2020424,1871,0240.24%
2021425,2111,0240.24%

Harlingen Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,10986.28%
Black or African American8431.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1940.30%
Asian6010.92%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander920.14%
Some Other Race3,5145.40%
Two or More Races3,6755.65%
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Harlingen Population by Race

Harlingen Population Pyramid 2022

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Harlingen Median Age

31.3


Total

29.6


Male

32.6


Female

Harlingen Adults

There are 44,511 adults, (9,779 of whom are seniors) in Harlingen.

Harlingen Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlingen Sex Ratio

Female

33,469

51.47%

Male

31,559

48.53%

Harlingen Population by Age

Harlingen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harlingen Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.5%31.5%
All56.7%43.3%
Non Family52.8%47.2%
Male44.2%55.8%
Female40.5%59.5%

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harlingen Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,7522.9256.7
Married9,7253.5568.5
Male1,1303.4144.2
Female4,6933.7840.5
Non Family6,2041.1952.8

3.52

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

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Harlingen Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,50411.51%
9th to 12th Grade4,90112.52%
High School Graduate11,19828.61%
Some College7,79119.91%
Associates Degree3,4958.93%
Bachelors Degree4,80112.27%
Graduate Degree2,4506.26%
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Harlingen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harlingen Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian443400313
Islander929257
White8,0417,3932,828
Black505368152
2+ Races2,5231,984611
Native American16612438
Hispanic29,85521,1893,782
Other Race2,3111,146220

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 asian people with a rate of 70.65%.

Harlingen Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,387$32,535$23,173
Less Than 9th Grade$19,722$23,950$13,829
High School Graduate$22,612$26,287$19,703
Some College$29,023$32,675$26,227
Bachelors Degree$45,928$46,944$43,989
Graduate Degree$68,428$78,594$62,472

$27,387

Average Earnings

$32,535

Average Male

$23,173

Average Female

Harlingen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harlingen Language by Age

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Harlingen Language

51.23% of Harlingen residents speak only English, while 48.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 47.59% of the population.

Harlingen Language

Harlingen Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black75725533.69%
Hispanic52,89615,26228.85%
Asian6019315.47%
White9,6831,32213.65%
Native194147.22%
Other1,052NaN%
Multiple3,6052767.66%

26.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.84%

Male Poverty Rate

28.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlingen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlingen is Black, with 33.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlingen is Multiple, with 7.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.95%.

Harlingen Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.73%
High School17.39%
Some College13.89%
Bachelors or Greater5.76%

Harlingen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.82%
Male Unemployed25.47%
Female Employed17.80%
Female Unemployed39.47%

Harlingen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harlingen Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,003$58,381
Families$47,652$63,953
Married Families$60,221-
Non Families$28,280$40,613
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Income by Household Type

Harlingen Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Harlingen Married by Age and Sex

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Harlingen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Harlingen Marital Status by Race

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Harlingen Marital Status

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2,936

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War410
First Gulf War477
Vietnam1,181
Korea229
World War II73

Harlingen Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34184
35 to 54596
55 to 64490
65 to 74972
75+694

Harlingen Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5336.66%
Black11819.28%
Asian102.14%
Islander4751.09%
Other Race1074.42%
2+ Races1214.45%
Hispanic1,5024.32%

Harlingen Veterans by Race

Harlingen Veterans by Education

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10.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlingen Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Harlingen Employment by Age

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Harlingen Employment by Race

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Harlingen 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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72.15%

Born in Harlingen

85.51%

Native Born

14.49%

Foreign Born

8.53%

Non Citizen

5.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.51% of Harlingen residents were born in the United States, with 72.15% having been born in Texas. 8.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harlingen Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
193012,1240.00%
194013,3061,1820.93%
195023,2299,9235.73%
196041,20717,9785.90%
197033,503-7,704-2.05%
198043,54310,0402.66%
199048,7355,1921.13%
200057,5648,8291.68%
201064,8497,2851.20%
201165,5476981.08%
201266,2456981.06%
201366,9436981.05%
201467,6416981.04%
201568,3396981.03%
201669,0376981.02%
201769,7356981.01%
201870,4336981.00%
201971,1316980.99%
202071,8296980.98%
202172,5276980.97%
202273,2256980.96%

Harlingen Population by Year