Harlingen, Texas Population 2020

65,402

Harlingen is a city located in Cameron County, Texas. With a 2020 population of 65,402, it is the 61st largest city in Texas and the 587th largest city in the United States. Harlingen is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually but its population has increased by 0.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 64,849 in 2010. Harlingen reached it's highest population of 65,818 in 2012. Spanning over 41 miles, Harlingen has a population density of 1,632 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harlingen is $54,545 with a poverty rate of 30.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $729 per month, and the median house value is $83,500. The median age in Harlingen is 31.5 years, 29.5 years for males, and 34 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

Harlingen Tx Demographics

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

  • White: 91.50%
  • Other race: 4.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.34%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Black or African American: 1.06%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Harlingen, Texas is 65,402, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 65,436. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 64,849.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020425,3627270.17%
2019424,6357270.17%
2018423,9087270.17%
2017423,1811,0440.25%
2016422,1372,0790.49%
2015420,0585910.14%
2014419,4671,7620.42%
2013417,7051,6070.38%
2012416,0982,8070.67%
2011413,2915,6371.36%
2010407,6540.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White59,88791.50%
Some Other Race2,8894.41%
Two or More Races8791.34%
Asian7941.21%
Black or African American6961.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native2790.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.04%

Harlingen Tx Population Pyramid 2020

Harlingen Tx Median Age

31.5


Total

29.5


Male

34


Female

Harlingen Tx Adults

There are 44,553 adults, (9,701 of whom are seniors) in Harlingen Tx.

Harlingen Tx Age Dependency

87.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60

Child Dependency Ratio

Harlingen Tx Sex Ratio

Female

32,869

50.22%

Male

32,580

49.78%

Harlingen Tx Households and Families

Harlingen Tx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Harlingen Tx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
All56.1%43.9%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Male41.9%58.1%
Female35.4%64.6%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,0153.0456.1
Married9,8443.7269
Non Family5,6481.252.6
Female4,3843.7735.4
Male1,1393.5741.9

3.61

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Harlingen Tx Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,09113.17%
9th to 12th Grade4,48311.60%
High School Graduate11,42329.55%
Some College7,52819.47%
Associates Degree3,3508.66%
Bachelors Degree4,42411.44%
Graduate Degree2,3646.11%

Harlingen Tx Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic29,35620,3663,441
White8,1717,6522,791
Other Race1,9611,028181
Asian532508370
Multiple Races49641776
Black34128788
Native American21815049
Islander252518

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 islander people with a rate of 72.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,398$29,529$21,888
Less Than High School$14,496$18,581$11,035
High School Grad$23,625$26,116$20,147
Some College$26,174$31,918$20,020
Bachelors Degree$46,886$51,392$41,659
Graduate Degree$63,716$73,825$60,346

$25,398

Average Earnings

$29,529

Average Male

$21,888

Average Female

Harlingen Tx Language

Harlingen Tx Language by Age

Harlingen Tx Language

47.60% of Harlingen Tx residents speak only English, while 52.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 51.07% of the population.

Harlingen Tx Poverty

Harlingen Tx Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic52,49018,21534.70%
White10,1601,13711.19%
Other2,83597134.25%
Multiple86520623.82%
Black6077111.70%
Asian785546.88%
Native279103.58%

30.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.74%

Male Poverty Rate

29.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harlingen Tx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Harlingen Tx is Hispanic, with 34.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harlingen Tx is Native, with 3.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.52%
High School20.05%
Some College17.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.28%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.31%
Male Unemployed33.87%
Female Employed20.00%
Male Employed15.12%

Harlingen Tx Income

Harlingen Tx Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,800$54,545
Families$42,310$59,209
Married Families$54,006$73,973
Non Families$23,157$36,799

Harlingen Tx Marital Status

Harlingen Tx Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Harlingen Tx Married by Age and Sex

Harlingen Tx 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 Tx Marital Status by Race

Harlingen Tx Veterans

3,141

Number of Veterans

2,971

Male Veterans

170

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,269
First Gulf War718
Second Gulf War571
Korea295
World War II125
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8777.08%
Hispanic1,8105.22%
Other1366.64%
Black6414.71%
2 or More336.18%
Asian243.92%
Hawaiian728.00%

$Harlingen Tx Veterans by Education

12.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harlingen Tx Employment Status

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Harlingen Tx Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.14%

Born in Texas

85.90%

Native Born

14.10%

Foreign Born

9.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.90% of Harlingen Tx residents were born in the United States, with 72.14% having been born in Texas. 9.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202065,402-17-0.03%
201965,419-17-0.03%
201865,436400.06%
201765,396-17-0.03%
201665,413630.10%
201565,350-260-0.40%
201465,610-129-0.20%
201365,739-79-0.12%
201265,8181810.28%
201165,6375600.86%
201065,0777,5131.23%
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%