Harlingen, Texas Population 2024

71,482

Harlingen is a city located in Cameron County Texas. Harlingen has a 2024 population of 71,482. Harlingen is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually and its population has decreased by -0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,874 in 2020.

The average household income in Harlingen is $66,900 with a poverty rate of 25.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Harlingen is 33.2 years, 31.2 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Harlingen Demographics

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

  • White: 69.02%
  • Two or more races: 19.31%
  • Other race: 8.27%
  • Black or African American: 2.05%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
40.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,782.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.55% (-392)
The current population of Harlingen, Texas is 71,482 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 71,874.

Harlingen, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White49,34769.02%
Two or more races13,80919.31%
Other race5,9148.27%
Black or African American1,4642.05%
Asian6650.93%
Native American2050.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander930.13%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harlingen Population by Race

Harlingen Population Pyramid 2024

Harlingen Median Age

33.2

Total

31.2

Male

35.5

Female

Harlingen Adults

There are 50,567 adults, (11,542 of whom are seniors) in Harlingen.

Harlingen Age Dependency

83.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlingen Sex Ratio

Female36,29350.76%
Male35,20449.24%

Harlingen Population by Age

Harlingen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,4892.7557.242.8
Married10,6323.397426
Non Family8,0761.1846.653.4
Female4,9903.7245.754.3
Male1,7913.2737.162.9

3.39

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harlingen Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,95811.13%
9th to 12th Grade4,54210.19%
High School Graduate12,13827.24%
Some College9,62221.6%
Associates Degree4,0869.17%
Bachelors Degree6,10213.7%
Graduate Degree3,1066.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Harlingen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harlingen Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic34,45125,7505,317
2+ Races9,5637,4992,228
White8,5227,9403,126
Other Race4,1342,843721
Black659523259
Asian533449350
Native American11911618
Islander939350

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.67%.

Harlingen Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,546$41,137$28,760
Less Than 9th Grade$22,741$36,311$16,032
High School Graduate$27,944$31,529$25,238
Some College$32,847$37,969$31,280
Bachelors Degree$50,278$55,521$47,567
Graduate Degree$77,131$91,156$70,786

$33,546

Average Earnings

$41,137

Average Male

$28,760

Average Female

Harlingen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harlingen Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harlingen Language

51.98% of Harlingen residents speak only English, while 48.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 47% of the population.

Harlingen Language

Harlingen Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic58,61117,23329.4%
Multiple13,5822,69819.86%
Other5,8561,65128.19%
White10,0959609.51%
Black1,43266346.3%
Asian6657711.58%
Native2054823.41%

25.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.25%

Male Poverty Rate

28.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlingen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlingen is Black, with 46.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlingen is White, with 9.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.7%.

Harlingen Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.89%
High School19.34%
Some College14.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%

Harlingen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.63%
Female Employed16.27%
Male Unemployed13.15%
Male Employed11.57%

Harlingen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harlingen Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$50,367$66,900
Families$56,986$74,616
Married Families$74,151$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,040$45,837

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harlingen Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Harlingen Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harlingen Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,566

Number of Veterans

3,156

Male Veterans

410

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,448
First Gulf War593
Second Gulf War538
Korea177
World War II122

Harlingen Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,146
75+948
35 to 54579
55 to 64557
18 to 34336

Harlingen Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,7287.96%
Hispanic1,8244.56%
2+ Races4714.62%
Other Race2024.54%
Islander7176.34%
Black456.04%
Asian295%
Native American2012.74%

Harlingen Veterans by Race

Harlingen Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlingen Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Harlingen Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harlingen Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harlingen Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.87%

Born in Harlingen

85.96%

Native Born

14.04%

Foreign Born

8%

Non Citizen

6.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.96% of Harlingen residents were born in the United States, with 71.87% having been born in Texas. 8% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202970,992-98-0.14%
202871,090-98-0.14%
202771,188-98-0.14%
202671,286-98-0.14%
202571,384-98-0.14%
202471,482-98-0.14%
202371,580-98-0.14%
202271,678-417-0.58%
202172,0952210.31%
202071,8746,85910.55%
201965,0151440.22%
201864,871-154-0.24%
201765,025-116-0.18%
201665,141120.02%
201565,129-314-0.48%
201465,443-177-0.27%
201365,620-125-0.19%
201265,7451390.21%
201165,6065260.81%
201065,0807,51613.06%
200057,5648,82918.12%
199048,7355,19211.92%
198043,54310,04029.97%
197033,503-7,704-18.7%
196041,20717,97877.39%
195023,2299,92374.58%
194013,3061,1829.75%
193012,12400%
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Harlingen Population by Year