South Padre Island, Texas Population 2024

2,030

South Padre Island is a city located in Cameron County Texas. South Padre Island has a 2024 population of 2,030. South Padre Island is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -2.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,073 in 2020.

The average household income in South Padre Island is $103,547 with a poverty rate of 14.4%. The median age in South Padre Island is 58.5 years: 58.5 years for males, and 58.4 years for females.

South Padre Island Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Padre Island was:

  • White: 76.95%
  • Two or more races: 7.67%
  • Other race: 6.45%
  • Black or African American: 5.11%
  • Asian: 3.81%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
755.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.07% (-43)
The current population of South Padre Island, Texas is 2,030 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,073.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,83676.95%
Two or more races1837.67%
Other race1546.45%
Black or African American1225.11%
Asian913.81%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Padre Island Population by Race

South Padre Island Population Pyramid 2024

South Padre Island Median Age

58.5

Total

58.5

Male

58.4

Female

South Padre Island Adults

There are 2,158 adults, (674 of whom are seniors) in South Padre Island.

South Padre Island Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Child Dependency Ratio

South Padre Island Sex Ratio

Female1,01342.46%
Male1,37357.54%

South Padre Island Population by Age

South Padre Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2331.9371.228.8
Married5552.3697.12.9
Non Family4921.0453.546.5
Female1003.597624
Male862.290100

2.27

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Padre Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade613.17%
Associates Degree1316.81%
Bachelors Degree60531.44%
Graduate Degree42922.3%
High School Graduate934.83%
Less Than 9th Grade1005.2%
Some College50526.25%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Padre Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Padre Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,4021,341707
Hispanic418346275
2+ Races179117117
Other Race1027430
Black414117
Asian222222

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

South Padre Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,813$0$0
Graduate Degree$61,875$221,765$56,927
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$13,036$0$6,523
Overall$37,762$38,304$37,146
Some College$36,157$0$36,007

$37,762

Average Earnings

$38,304

Average Male

$37,146

Average Female

South Padre Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Padre Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Padre Island Language

84.33% of South Padre Island residents speak only English, while 15.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.22% of the population.

South Padre Island Language

South Padre Island Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,6051368.47%
Black12210586.07%
Hispanic4899719.84%
Multiple1836636.07%
Other1542113.64%

14.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.61%

Male Poverty Rate

22.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Padre Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Padre Island is Black, with 86.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Padre Island is White, with 8.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.81%.

South Padre Island Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.72%
Some College17.77%
High School0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

South Padre Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed22.26%
Male Employed7.78%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

South Padre Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Padre Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$82,701$117,967
Households$62,557$103,547
Married Families$95,859$-999,999,999
Non Families$55,174$74,734

mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Padre Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

South Padre Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South Padre Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South Padre Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Padre Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

122

Number of Veterans

105

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War48
First Gulf War42
Vietnam26
Korea0
World War II0

South Padre Island Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6458
18 to 3431
65 to 7417
75+16
35 to 540

South Padre Island Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White704.14%
Hispanic5210.97%
Other Race3120.13%
2+ Races2111.48%

South Padre Island Veterans by Race

South Padre Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Padre Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

South Padre Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Padre Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Padre Island 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

32.44%

Born in South Padre Island

88.14%

Native Born

11.86%

Foreign Born

3.48%

Non Citizen

8.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.14% of South Padre Island residents were born in the United States, with 32.44% having been born in Texas. 3.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Padre Island Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,976-11-0.55%
20281,987-11-0.55%
20271,998-10-0.5%
20262,008-11-0.54%
20252,019-11-0.54%
20242,030-11-0.54%
20232,041-13-0.63%
20222,054-3-0.15%
20212,057-16-0.77%
20202,073-700-25.24%
20192,773-15-0.54%
20182,788-25-0.89%
20172,813-26-0.92%
20162,839-4-0.14%
20152,843-16-0.56%
20142,859-19-0.66%
20132,878-11-0.38%
20122,889-8-0.28%
20112,897672.37%
20102,83000%

South Padre Island Population by Year