Cameron County, Texas Population 2020

Cameron County, Texas's estimated population is 423,181 with a growth rate of 0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cameron County, Texas is the 13th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018423,9087270.17%
2017423,1811,0440.25%
2016422,1372,0790.49%
2015420,0585910.14%
2014419,4671,7620.42%
2013417,7051,6070.39%
2012416,0982,8070.68%
2011413,2915,6371.38%
2010407,654147,53456.72%
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%

Cameron County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White398,39594.46%
Some Other Race13,6003.22%
Two or More Races3,3590.80%
Asian2,9440.70%
Black or African American2,2790.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1010.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander720.02%

Cameron County, Texas Population Pyramid 2020

Cameron County, Texas Median Age

31.5


Total

29.6


Male

33.6


Female

Cameron County, Texas Adults

There are 290,683 adults, (54,181 of whom are seniors) in Cameron County, Texas.

Cameron County, Texas Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cameron County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

216,962

51.44%

Male

204,788

48.56%

Cameron County, Texas Households and Families

Cameron County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cameron County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All66.7%33.3%
Male63.5%36.5%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Female50.7%49.3%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All123,1853.3966.7
Married64,7474.0176.3
Non Family25,8411.1758.9
Female25,132450.7
Male7,4653.7163.5

3.91

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cameron County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade48,01519.56%
9th to 12th Grade32,55013.26%
High School Graduate63,73325.96%
Some College41,56516.93%
Associates Degree17,2587.03%
Bachelors Degree29,85812.16%
Graduate Degree12,5535.11%

Cameron County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic211,066133,18630,568
White30,47228,28410,207
Other Race9,5554,996844
Asian1,9511,6201,080
Multiple Races1,6141,159260
Black1,225995407
Native American92169881
Islander383818

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 55.36%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,296$28,994$21,293
Less Than High School$17,447$21,568$13,561
High School Grad$21,531$25,113$18,198
Some College$27,175$33,783$22,848
Bachelors Degree$42,723$48,192$40,776
Graduate Degree$58,932$66,116$54,601

$25,296

Average Earnings

$28,994

Average Male

$21,293

Average Female

Cameron County, Texas Language

Cameron County, Texas Language by Age

Cameron County, Texas Language

26.94% of Cameron County, Texas residents speak only English, while 73.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 72.19% of the population.

Cameron County, Texas Poverty

Cameron County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic374,010122,46932.74%
White38,0224,80612.64%
Other13,3863,91629.25%
Multiple3,3191,21636.64%
Black2,04724311.87%
Native1,08624322.38%
Asian2,9041344.61%

30.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.25%

Male Poverty Rate

31.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cameron County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cameron County, Texas is Multiple, with 36.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cameron County, Texas is Asian, with 4.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.99%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.69%
High School24.41%
Some College15.97%
Bachelors or Greater7.69%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.33%
Male Unemployed28.81%
Female Employed16.72%
Male Employed15.13%

Cameron County, Texas Income

Cameron County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,132$53,211
Families$41,923$57,630
Married Families$53,216$68,366
Non Families$19,038$32,677

Cameron County, Texas Marital Status

Cameron County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Cameron County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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

Cameron County, Texas Veterans

13,420

Number of Veterans

12,663

Male Veterans

757

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,191
First Gulf War2,725
Second Gulf War2,213
Korea1,047
World War II454
Name Veterans % of Total
White12,5944.61%
Hispanic8,0253.16%
Other3142.99%
Black20213.51%
2 or More1246.94%
Indian939.54%
Asian733.10%
Hawaiian2052.63%

$Cameron County, Texas Veterans by Education

12.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cameron County, Texas Employment Status

55.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cameron County, Texas 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

66.19%

Born in Texas

76.47%

Native Born

23.53%

Foreign Born

16.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

76.47% of Cameron County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 66.19% having been born in Texas. 16.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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