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Cameron County, Texas; Willacy County, Texas; Starr County, Texas; Hidalgo County, Texas

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Cameron County, Texas
Willacy County, Texas
Starr County, Texas
Hidalgo County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 423,163 21,358 64,633 868,707
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 423,163 21,358 64,633 868,707
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 406,215 22,136 60,967 774,764
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4.2% -3.5% 6.0% 12.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 406,220 22,134 60,968 774,769
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.8%
6.3%
9.4%
8.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
29.9%
23.5%
32.6%
32.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.8%
14.3%
11.4%
11.3%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
44.7%
51.2%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.1%
95.0%
98.6%
97.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
2.7%
0.4%
0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.7%
0.4%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.9%
0.2%
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
0.6%
0.6%
0.3%
0.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
90.0%
88.5%
96.4%
92.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
8.6%
8.5%
3.3%
5.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 13,420 580 694 18,854
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 23.5% 16.9% 30.1% 27.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 154,019 7,401 19,884 285,975
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 66.7% 74.8% 74.0% 68.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $83,300 $56,800 $68,300 $84,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,115 $956 $988 $1,135
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $373 $319 $306 $379
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $710 $596 $543 $716
Building permits, 2019 1,817 46 3 5,370
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 123,185 5,810 16,238 234,879
Persons per household, 2014-2018 3.39 3.48 3.90 3.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 91.4% 90.3% 91.2% 90.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 73.1% 64.6% 95.3% 84.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 76.8% 74.2% 76.7% 83.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 53.6% 55.2% 53.2% 65.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 67.2% 65.9% 51.5% 64.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 17.3% 10.1% 10.3% 18.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.1% 11.7% 11.6% 8.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
30.2%
22.6%
29.9%
32.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 55.2% 48.7% 56.4% 58.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 49.4% 46.0% 52.3% 51.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 635,097 13,133 35,456 985,948
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,911,311 27,052 170,543 3,479,014
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,709,584 D 2,315 1,675,380
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,124,818 118,428 435,384 9,296,823
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,926 $5,369 $7,066 $11,527
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.2 22.2 26.0 22.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $37,132 $29,944 $29,294 $38,398
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $16,587 $14,207 $14,122 $16,490
Persons in poverty, percent
27.9%
35.0%
33.2%
30.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 6,449 190 579 12,361
Total employment, 2018 109,216 2,135 9,291 203,903
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 3,018,500 68,745 188,570 5,859,143
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.8% 3.3% 7.3% 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 32,692 1,322 7,161 76,358
All firms, 2012 36,598 1,342 7,885 82,291
Men-owned firms, 2012 19,045 606 4,246 39,998
Women-owned firms, 2012 14,800 611 3,265 36,097
Minority-owned firms, 2012 29,751 1,127 7,322 72,857
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,662 150 409 7,619
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,884 151 407 5,026
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 32,621 1,128 7,383 75,189
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 456.0 37.5 49.8 493.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 890.92 590.55 1,223.18 1,570.87
FIPS Code 48061 48489 48427 48215
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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