Cameron County, TX Demographic Data

Cameron County, TX Summary

Cameron County is located in Texas
  • Population: 415,557
  • Area: 1,276.46 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 890.92 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 385.54 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 325.55 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 19.69 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Cameron County, TX Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
218,227
52%
50.8
Male
203,929
48%
49.2
Total Population
422,156
 
321,419,000

Cameron County, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
36,867
8.7% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
37,254
8.8% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
35,312
8.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
36,162
8.6% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
31,614
7.5% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
50,628
12.0% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
52,325
12.4% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
47,005
11.1% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
21,038
5.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
20,051
4.7% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
30,166
7.1% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
18,450
4.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
5,284
1.3% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
290,086
68.7%
77.1
Female
153,093
52.8%
51.4
Male
136,993
47.2%
48.6
21 Years and over
268,992
63.7%
72.9
62 Years and over
65,849
15.6%
18.3
65 Years and over
53,900
12.8%
14.9
Female
30,049
55.7%
55.9
Male
23,851
44.3%
44.1
Median Age (years)
32
NR
NR

Cameron County, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
417,692
98.9% 
96.9
White
396,469
93.9% 
73.1
Black or African American
1,795
0.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
1,549
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
2,664
0.6% 
5.4
Asian Indian
NR
NR 
1.2
Chinese
NR
NR 
1.3
Filipino
NR
NR 
0.9
Japanese
NR
NR 
0.2
Korean
NR
NR 
0.5
Vietnamese
NR
NR 
0.5
Other Asian
NR
NR 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
35
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
15,180
3.6% 
4.8
Two or More Races
4,464
1.1% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
375,026
88.8% 
17.6
Mexican
360,501
85.4% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
702
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
274
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
13,549
3.2% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
47,130
11.2% 
82.4

Cameron County, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
51,106
20.9% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
33,435
13.6% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
61,591
25.1% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
44,192
18.0% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
17,487
7.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
26,828
11.0% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
10,308
4.2% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
84,541
34.5%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
160,406
65.4%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
37,136
15.2%
30.6

Cameron County, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
103,103
33.0%
33.5%
Now Married
155,644
49.8%
47.5
Divorced
24,071
7.7%
11.0%
Separated
9,896
3.2%
2.1
Widowed
20,009
6.4
5.8%

Cameron County, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
94,489
24.5%
78.5%
Languages other than english
290,800
75.5%
21.5%
Spanish
NR
NR
13.3
Other indo-european languages
NR
NR
3.7
Asian and Pacific islander languages
NR
NR
3.5
Other Languages
NR
NR
1

Cameron County, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
15,069
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
11,597
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
20,254
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
15,335
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
18,105
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
15,858
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
11,152
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
9,244
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
3,496
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
2,358
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
34,074
 
55,775
Per capita income
15,597
 
29,979

Cameron County, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
3,253
2.1%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
11,954
7.8%
9.8
Construction
11,558
7.5%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
49,669
32.2%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
6,331
4.1%
6.5
Information
2,274
1.5%
2.1
Manufacturing
8,263
5.4%
10.3
Other services except public administration
7,656
5.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
11,549
7.5%
11.3
Public administration
7,878
5.1%
4.6
Retail trade
21,395
13.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
8,424
5.5%
5.1
Wholesale trade
3,973
2.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
17,782
11.5%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
41,656
27.0%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
16,312
10.6%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
37,862
24.6%
23.6%
Service occupations
40,565
26.3%
18.0%

Cameron County, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
152,167
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
130,592
85.8%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
14,073
9.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
1,053
0.7%
5.2
Walked
1,419
0.9%
2.8
Other means
1,710
1.1%
1.8
Worked at home
3,320
2.2%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.0
 
26.0

Cameron County, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
7,292
6.0%
8.9
1 vehicles
48,591
39.7%
33.5
2 vehicles
44,574
36.4%
37.2
3 or more
22,011
18.0%
20.3

Cameron County, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
122,468
83.0%
87.7
Owner Occupied
80,821
66.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
41,647
34.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
25,047
17.0%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
9
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Cameron County, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
147,515
1 room
2,997
2.0%
2.3
2 rooms
3,935
2.7%
2.5
3 rooms
14,020
9.5%
9.0
4 rooms
30,080
20.4%
16.6
5 rooms
40,656
27.6%
20.0
6 rooms
29,156
19.8%
17.9
7 rooms
13,956
9.5%
12.1
8 rooms
6,958
4.7%
8.5
9 rooms or more
5,757
3.9%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Cameron County, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
147,515
 
 
1-unit, detached
93,536
63.4%
61.4
1-unit, attached
3,605
2.4%
5.8
2-units
4,764
3.2%
3.7
3 or 4 units
7,926
5.4%
4.5
5 to 9 units
6,598
4.5%
4.8
10 to 19 units
4,311
2.9%
4.6
20 or more units
8,821
6.0%
8.8
Mobile home
17,533
11.9%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
421
0.3%
0.1

Cameron County, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
3,496
2.4%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
4,896
3.3%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
8,224
5.6%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
10,919
7.4%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
26,258
17.8%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
28,356
19.2%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
21,927
14.9%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
34,850
23.6%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
6,570
4.5%
2.5%
2014 or later
2,019
1.4%
0.5%

Cameron County, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
NR
NR
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
NR
NR
4.7
Electricity
NR
NR
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
NR
NR
5.1
Coal or coke
NR
NR
0.1
Wood
NR
NR
2.0
Solar energy
NR
NR
0.1
Other fuel
NR
NR
0.5
No fuel used
NR
NR
1.2

Cameron County, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
32,953
 
47140700.0
$3,000 or more
220
0.7%
9.9%
Less than $500
525
1.6%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
620
1.9%
6.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,271
3.9%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
5,562
16.9%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
11,842
35.9%
29.2%
$500 to $999
12,913
39.2%
20.5%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
13,770
42.2%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,577
14.0%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
3,381
10.4%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
2,732
8.4%
7.3%
35.0% or more
8,166
25.0%
22.3%
Not Computed
327
NR
NR

Cameron County, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
37,236 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
20
0.1%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
253
0.7%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
472
1.3%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
3,274
8.8%
27.9%
Less than $500
9,094
24.4%
11.0%
$500 to $999
24,123
64.8%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
4,411
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
643
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
4,294
12.2%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
4,332
12.3%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
3,511
10.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
3,854
11.0%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
2,983
8.5%
9.2%
35.0% or more
16,150
46.0%
41.4%
Not Computed
6,523
NR
NR

Cameron County, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
80,821
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
22,369
27.7%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
26,584
32.9%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
14,703
18.2%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
9,845
12.2%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
4,999
6.2%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
1,660
2.1%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
661
0.8%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
0
0.0%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
82,800
 
194,500
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