Cameron County, Texas Population 2021

Cameron County, Texas's estimated population is 425,211 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cameron County, Texas is the 14th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 407,630 and has seen a growth of 4.31% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
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%
2013417,3571,4800.36%
2012415,8772,6760.65%
2011413,2015,5711.37%
2010407,630147,51056.71%
1990260,12050,39324.03%
1980209,72769,35949.41%
1970140,368-10,730-7.10%
1960151,09825,92820.71%
1950125,17041,96850.44%
194083,2025,6627.30%
193077,54040,878111.50%
192036,6629,50435.00%
191027,15811,06368.74%
190016,0951,67111.58%
189014,424-535-3.58%
188014,9593,96036.00%
187010,9994,97182.47%
18606,028-2,513-29.42%
18508,5410.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.24%
County Website
State
Founded
1848
County Seat
2010 Population
407,630
Growth Since 2010
4.31%
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Cameron County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White397,71894.32%
Some Other Race14,1783.36%
Two or More Races3,3770.80%
Asian2,9000.69%
Black or African American2,4410.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native9820.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander700.02%
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Cameron County, Texas Population by Race

Cameron County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Cameron County, Texas Median Age

31.7


Total

29.9


Male

33.7


Female

Cameron County, Texas Adults

There are 291,932 adults, (55,465 of whom are seniors) in Cameron County, Texas.

Cameron County, Texas Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cameron County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

216,718

51.40%

Male

204,948

48.60%

Cameron County, Texas Population by Age

Cameron County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cameron County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All65.9%34.1%
Male60.4%39.6%
Non Family57.8%42.2%
Female49.9%50.1%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cameron County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All124,6053.3665.9
Married65,1123.9976
Non Family26,8571.1757.8
Female24,9333.9549.9
Male7,7033.6760.4

3.89

Average Family Size

3.36

Average Household Size

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Cameron County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade46,31718.75%
9th to 12th Grade32,96713.35%
High School Graduate65,12026.37%
Some College41,72316.89%
Associates Degree18,0577.31%
Bachelors Degree29,85912.09%
Graduate Degree12,9285.23%
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Cameron County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cameron County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic213,063136,62731,211
White30,06627,68710,142
Other Race9,7354,769803
Asian1,9571,646995
2+ Races1,6251,041245
Black1,2111,049361
Native American824644115
Islander474712

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 50.84%.

Cameron County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,084$30,522$21,838
Less Than 9th Grade$17,694$22,056$14,193
High School Graduate$22,668$26,534$18,408
Some College$28,276$35,183$24,542
Bachelors Degree$44,603$48,810$41,692
Graduate Degree$59,509$66,537$55,517

$26,084

Average Earnings

$30,522

Average Male

$21,838

Average Female

Cameron County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cameron County, Texas Language by Age

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Cameron County, Texas Language

28.58% of Cameron County, Texas residents speak only English, while 71.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 70.61% of the population.

Cameron County, Texas Language

Cameron County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic375,251115,16330.69%
White37,4434,98213.31%
Other13,9584,34731.14%
Multiple3,3291,24337.34%
Black2,18734815.91%
Asian2,8922578.89%
Native98212913.14%

28.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.30%

Male Poverty Rate

30.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cameron County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cameron County, Texas is Multiple, with 37.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cameron County, Texas is Asian, with 8.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.60%.

Cameron County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.07%
High School23.65%
Some College15.70%
Bachelors or Greater7.82%

Cameron County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.43%
Male Unemployed24.96%
Female Employed16.51%
Male Employed13.81%

Cameron County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cameron County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,758$55,520
Families$44,593$60,520
Married Families$55,081$71,456
Non Families$20,418$33,463
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Income by Household Type

Cameron County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cameron County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Cameron County, Texas 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.

Cameron County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Cameron County, Texas Marital Status

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12,717

Number of Veterans

11,866

Male Veterans

851

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,889
First Gulf War2,447
Second Gulf War2,276
Korea972
World War II291

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,806
35 to 542,994
75+2,863
55 to 642,052
18 to 341,002

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,8634.32%
Hispanic7,4662.92%
Other Race3633.41%
Black19513.44%
2+ Races1287.21%
Asian903.87%
Native American596.77%
Islander1940.43%

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Race

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Education

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10.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Cameron County, Texas Employment by Age

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Cameron County, Texas Employment by Race

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Cameron County, Texas 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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66.98%

Born in Cameron County, Texas

76.95%

Native Born

23.05%

Foreign Born

15.39%

Non Citizen

7.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.95% of Cameron County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 66.98% having been born in Texas. 15.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cameron County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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