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Cameron County, Texas

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Cameron County, Texas
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 421,017
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 406,220
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 12,562
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 22.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 157,394
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 66.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $89,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,137
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $384
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $746
Building permits, 2021 2,052
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 126,968
Persons per household, 2016-2020 3.30
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 91.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 71.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 84.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 63.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 68.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 18.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 50.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 753,230
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,310,663
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 724,614
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,610,826
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $10,939
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 20.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $41,200
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $18,247
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 6,463
Total employment, 2020 113,358
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 3,237,494
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 3.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 33,608
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,792
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,713
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,460
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,624
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,877
Population per square mile, 2020 472.1
Population per square mile, 2010 456.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 891.71
Land area in square miles, 2010 890.92
FIPS Code 48061
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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