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

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Willacy County, Texas
Starr County, Texas
Cameron County, Texas
Hidalgo city, Texas
Population per square mile, 2010 37.5 49.8 456.0 1,710.9
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,358 64,633 423,163 14,183
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 22,136 60,967 406,215 12,532
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.5% 6.0% 4.2% 13.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X X X X
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 22,134 60,968 406,220 11,198
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
9.4%
7.8%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
32.6%
29.9%
31.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.3%
11.4%
13.8%
9.5%
Female persons, percent
44.7%
51.2%
51.2%
45.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.0%
98.6%
97.1%
52.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.7%
0.4%
0.8%
0.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.4%
0.7%
0.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.2%
0.8%
0.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
0.6%
0.3%
0.6%
0.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
88.5%
96.4%
90.0%
99.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
8.5%
3.3%
8.6%
0.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 581 626 12,717 97
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 14.9% 28.6% 23.0% 39.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,401 19,884 154,019 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 70.5% 75.1% 65.9% 70.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $55,300 $71,900 $85,800 $101,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $965 $1,090 $1,134 $1,035
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $335 $315 $380 $477
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $664 $588 $733 $675
Building permits, 2020 52 1 1,904 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 5,782 16,188 124,605 3,734
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.52 3.92 3.36 3.72
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 91.9% 92.1% 91.7% 95.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 63.5% 95.2% 71.4% 96.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 81.4% 79.4% 80.9% 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 60.2% 56.1% 57.5% 78.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 65.7% 53.3% 67.9% 60.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 8.9% 9.9% 17.3% 21.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 11.9% 11.1% 8.1% 8.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
23.4%
31.2%
30.8%
37.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.6% 57.1% 55.7% 61.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 47.7% 53.4% 49.8% 52.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,133 35,456 635,097 13,763
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 27,052 170,543 1,911,311 1,998
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 2,315 1,709,584 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 118,428 435,384 4,124,818 104,613
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,369 $7,066 $9,926 $8,933
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 21.5 27.0 19.9 18.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $35,521 $30,387 $38,758 $33,576
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $14,888 $14,179 $17,430 $14,113
Persons in poverty, percent
30.5%
32.5%
25.5%
33.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 189 578 6,512 X
Total employment, 2019 2,357 8,853 110,105 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 77,526 190,054 3,190,293 X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 10.4% -4.7% 0.8% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,322 7,161 32,692 X
All firms, 2012 1,342 7,885 36,598 2,229
Men-owned firms, 2012 606 4,246 19,045 1,135
Women-owned firms, 2012 611 3,265 14,800 948
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,127 7,322 29,751 2,128
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 150 409 5,662 72
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 151 407 2,884 87
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,128 7,383 32,621 2,117
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 37.5 49.8 456.0 1,710.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 590.55 1,223.18 890.92 6.55
FIPS Code 48489 48427 48061 4833560
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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