Cameron County, Texas Population 2022

Cameron County, Texas's estimated population is 426,235 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 4.56% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18508,5410.00%
18606,028-2,513-29.42%
187010,9994,97182.47%
188014,9593,96036.00%
189014,424-535-3.58%
190016,0951,67111.58%
191027,15811,06368.74%
192036,6629,50435.00%
193077,54040,878111.50%
194083,2025,6627.30%
1950125,17041,96850.44%
1960151,09825,92820.71%
1970140,368-10,730-7.10%
1980209,72769,35949.41%
1990260,12050,39324.03%
2010407,630147,51056.71%
2011413,2015,5711.37%
2012415,8772,6760.65%
2013417,3571,4800.36%
2014419,0051,6480.39%
2015419,4504450.11%
2016421,3501,9000.45%
2017422,2278770.21%
2018422,139-88-0.02%
2019423,1631,0240.24%
2020424,1871,0240.24%
2021425,2111,0240.24%
2022426,2351,0240.24%
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Cameron County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White358,40584.90%
Black or African American2,2950.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native7320.17%
Asian2,8870.68%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1180.03%
Some Other Race16,8774.00%
Two or More Races40,8219.67%
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Cameron County, Texas Population by Race

Cameron County, Texas Population Pyramid 2022

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Cameron County, Texas Median Age

31.7


Total

30


Male

33.9


Female

Cameron County, Texas Adults

There are 293,717 adults, (57,036 of whom are seniors) in Cameron County, Texas.

Cameron County, Texas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cameron County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

216,311

51.24%

Male

205,824

48.76%

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
Married76.5%23.5%
All66.2%33.8%
Male59%41%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Female51.1%48.9%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cameron County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All126,9683.366.2
Married64,2503.9676.5
Male8,6373.6259
Female25,2333.9551.1
Non Family28,8481.1758.6

3.86

Average Family Size

3.3

Average Household Size

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Cameron County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade43,42917.46%
9th to 12th Grade34,77513.98%
High School Graduate64,94026.11%
Some College42,34717.03%
Associates Degree18,0687.26%
Bachelors Degree31,26412.57%
Graduate Degree13,8825.58%
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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
Asian1,9891,7481,133
Islander11211257
White29,64727,18810,311
Black1,206969324
2+ Races24,52916,7185,708
Native American54442892
Hispanic215,013139,65733,042
Other Race11,2805,609857

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 56.96%.

Cameron County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,859$31,344$23,000
Less Than 9th Grade$18,938$23,178$14,514
High School Graduate$23,846$27,269$19,786
Some College$29,214$34,531$25,643
Bachelors Degree$45,029$48,650$42,828
Graduate Degree$61,913$72,949$55,370

$26,859

Average Earnings

$31,344

Average Male

$23,000

Average Female

Cameron County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cameron County, Texas Language by Age

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Cameron County, Texas Language

28.88% of Cameron County, Texas residents speak only English, while 71.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 70.31% of the population.

Cameron County, Texas Language

Cameron County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic376,785105,84128.09%
Black2,05549323.99%
Multiple40,6248,48520.89%
White36,5555,20214.23%
Native73210414.21%
Asian2,8872016.96%
Other5,987NaN%

26.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.73%

Male Poverty Rate

28.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cameron County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cameron County, Texas is Hispanic, with 28.09% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.20%.

Cameron County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.18%
High School22.13%
Some College14.01%
Bachelors or Greater7.24%

Cameron County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.45%
Male Unemployed19.74%
Female Employed15.56%
Female Unemployed33.08%

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$41,200$57,253
Families$47,332$62,519
Married Families$58,083$74,033
Non Families$21,647$35,118
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Income by Household Type

Cameron County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

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 45-54, 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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12,562

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,606
First Gulf War2,275
Vietnam4,679
Korea945
World War II204

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,066
35 to 543,240
55 to 641,821
65 to 743,689
75+2,746

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,9384.41%
Black20514.06%
Native American579.81%
Asian1014.36%
Islander5650.00%
Other Race2992.47%
2+ Races9063.15%
Hispanic7,3432.85%

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Race

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Education

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8.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Education

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56.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

5.6%

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

77.37%

Native Born

22.63%

Foreign Born

14.62%

Non Citizen

8.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.37% of Cameron County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 66.98% having been born in Texas. 14.62% 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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