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

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Table

Willacy County, Texas
Starr County, Texas
Cameron County, Texas
Hidalgo County, Texas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
20,316
66,049
423,029
880,356
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
20,316
66,049
423,029
880,356
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
20,164
65,920
421,017
870,781
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.8%
0.2%
0.5%
1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 20,164 65,920 421,017 870,781
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 22,134 60,968 406,220 774,769
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
8.8%
7.3%
7.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.4%
32.5%
29.3%
31.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
11.3%
14.0%
11.3%
Female persons, percent
44.1%
50.9%
50.8%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.6%
98.6%
97.0%
96.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.0%
0.5%
0.9%
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.4%
0.7%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.3%
0.8%
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
0.6%
0.2%
0.5%
0.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
88.1%
96.3%
90.0%
92.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
8.5%
3.3%
8.5%
5.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 660 849 12,562 18,094
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 12.9% 27.5% 22.6% 26.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 6,832 23,040 157,394 301,741
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 67.0% 74.8% 66.2% 68.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $62,100 $76,900 $89,700 $90,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,031 $1,159 $1,137 $1,180
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $348 $319 $384 $382
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $687 $572 $746 $753
Building permits, 2021 47 4 2,052 6,055
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 5,882 16,281 126,968 243,878
Persons per household, 2016-2020 3.45 3.90 3.30 3.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 93.5% 91.7% 91.6% 90.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 62.3% 94.1% 71.1% 82.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 83.8% 81.5% 84.5% 88.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 66.7% 60.9% 63.0% 72.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 70.1% 57.6% 68.6% 66.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 9.2% 10.9% 18.2% 19.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.5% 11.0% 7.8% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
23.4%
31.2%
30.8%
33.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.8% 58.5% 56.3% 58.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 51.2% 54.9% 50.6% 50.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 17,897 D 753,230 1,254,674
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 33,367 169,283 2,310,663 4,371,862
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 6,975 38,950 724,614 1,272,408
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 88,736 474,637 4,610,826 9,923,356
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $4,129 $7,429 $10,939 $11,610
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 19.9 27.5 20.1 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $37,906 $30,931 $41,200 $41,846
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $18,244 $14,545 $18,247 $17,816
Persons in poverty, percent
24.7%
25.2%
24.4%
23.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 188 588 6,463 12,446
Total employment, 2020 2,347 9,055 113,358 212,954
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 80,870 197,693 3,237,494 6,259,710
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.4% 2.3% 3.0% 3.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 1,321 7,359 33,608 81,199
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 194 S 4,792 9,403
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S 2,713 5,312
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 27 S S 2,013
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S 2,460 5,436
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 90 1,624 2,709
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S S S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 353 3,877 7,864
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 34.1 53.9 472.1 554.3
Population per square mile, 2010 37.5 49.8 456.0 493.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 590.60 1,223.18 891.71 1,570.96
Land area in square miles, 2010 590.55 1,223.18 890.92 1,570.87
FIPS Code 48489 48427 48061 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., 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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