Harlingen, Texas Population 2022

73,225
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Harlingen is a city located in Cameron County Texas. With a 2020 population of 73,225, it is the 56th largest city in Texas and the 543rd largest city in the United States. 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 2020. Spanning over 41 miles, Harlingen has a population density of 1,827 people per square mile.

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 - per month, and the median house value is -. 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.

Harlingen Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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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

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harlingen Households and Families

3.52

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

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Harlingen Households by Type

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Harlingen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harlingen Educational Attainment by Race

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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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$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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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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Harlingen Poverty Rate by Education

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Harlingen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harlingen Income by Household Type

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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

Harlingen Veterans by War

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Harlingen Veterans by Age

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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

Harlingen Population by Year