Harlingen, Texas Population 2021

65,074
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Harlingen is a city located in Cameron County Texas. With a 2020 population of 65,074, it is the 61st largest city in Texas and the 588th largest city in the United States . Harlingen is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 0.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 64,849 in 2010. Harlingen reached it's highest population of 65,786 in 2012. Spanning over 41 miles, Harlingen has a population density of 1,624 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harlingen is $55,928 with a poverty rate of 29.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $737 per month, and the median house value is $87,500. 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 Harlingen was:

  • White: 91.39%
  • Other race: 4.77%
  • Black or African American: 1.24%
  • Asian: 1.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Harlingen, Texas is 65,074 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 64,996.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 64,849.

Harlingen, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Harlingen Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White59,51991.39%
Some Other Race3,1044.77%
Black or African American8101.24%
Asian7761.19%
Two or More Races6821.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native2180.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.03%
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Harlingen Population by Race

Harlingen Population Pyramid $2021

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Harlingen Median Age

31.6


Total

29.6


Male

33.7


Female

Harlingen Adults

There are 44,635 adults, (9,807 of whom are seniors) in Harlingen.

Harlingen Age Dependency

87

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlingen Sex Ratio

Female

33,094

50.81%

Male

32,035

49.19%

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%
All55.5%44.5%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Male44.2%55.8%
Female38.4%61.6%

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harlingen Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,4512.9655.5
Married9,7013.6968.5
Non Family6,2691.2149.2
Female4,3353.7238.4
Male1,1463.5144.2

3.59

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

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Harlingen Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,15513.39%
9th to 12th Grade4,38911.40%
High School Graduate11,36029.52%
Some College7,52919.56%
Associates Degree3,2468.43%
Bachelors Degree4,51511.73%
Graduate Degree2,2935.96%
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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
Hispanic29,25620,3723,475
White8,0317,4662,788
Other Race1,981858157
Asian530486353
Black40735698
2+ Races31426980
Native American19115272
Islander202012

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 66.60%.

Harlingen Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,920$31,709$22,729
Less Than 9th Grade$16,454$20,088$13,908
High School Graduate$23,964$27,413$19,409
Some College$28,949$37,249$22,090
Bachelors Degree$47,750$50,317$45,354
Graduate Degree$61,898$65,625$60,189

$26,920

Average Earnings

$31,709

Average Male

$22,729

Average Female

Harlingen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harlingen Language by Age

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Harlingen Language

50.43% of Harlingen residents speak only English, while 49.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.34% of the population.

Harlingen Language

Harlingen Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic52,53317,03332.42%
White9,9401,37813.86%
Other3,06497031.66%
Black71518025.17%
Asian76815119.66%
Multiple6668913.36%
Native218146.42%

29.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.14%

Male Poverty Rate

29.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlingen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlingen is Hispanic, with 32.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlingen is Native, with 6.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.68%.

Harlingen Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.29%
High School19.35%
Some College16.63%
Bachelors or Greater6.53%

Harlingen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed46.22%
Male Unemployed29.85%
Female Employed19.19%
Male Employed13.81%

Harlingen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harlingen Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,752$55,928
Families$45,301$61,474
Married Families$57,693-
Non Families$25,045$38,045
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Income by Household Type

Harlingen Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

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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2,951

Number of Veterans

2,696

Male Veterans

255

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,107
First Gulf War554
Second Gulf War490
Korea275
World War II85

Harlingen Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74949
75+655
35 to 54636
55 to 64493
18 to 34218

Harlingen Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6506.48%
Hispanic1,6714.79%
Other Race1436.84%
Black10020.83%
2+ Races3810.58%
Asian122.07%
Islander840.00%

Harlingen Veterans by Race

Harlingen Veterans by Education

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13.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlingen Veterans by Education

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57.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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71.94%

Born in Harlingen

85.30%

Native Born

14.70%

Foreign Born

9.25%

Non Citizen

5.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.30% of Harlingen residents were born in the United States, with 71.94% having been born in Texas. 9.25% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202165,074260.04%
202065,048260.04%
201965,022260.04%
201864,996-157-0.24%
201765,153-76-0.12%
201665,229210.03%
201565,208-302-0.46%
201465,510-164-0.25%
201365,674-112-0.17%
201265,7861480.23%
201165,6385360.82%
201065,1027,5381.24%
200057,5648,8291.68%
199048,7355,1921.13%
198043,54310,0402.66%
197033,503-7,704-2.05%
196041,20717,9785.90%
195023,2299,9235.73%
194013,3061,1820.93%
193012,1240.00%

Harlingen Population by Year