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Population in 2010: 6,963. Population change since 2000: +16.8%
Males: 3,323  (47.7%)
Females: 3,640  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  23.7 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78526.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,626 (it was $16,934 in 2000)
Cameron Park:

$23,626
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,601

Cameron Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,610 (it was $28,700 in 2000)
Cameron Park:

$49,610
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $52,652; Detached houses: $54,303; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,730; In 2-unit structures: $76,618; Mobile homes: $20,644

Median gross rent in 2012: $543.

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Cameron Park races chart
  • Hispanic - 6,913 (99.3%)
  • White alone - 43 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.03%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cameron Park: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 11,637 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cameron Park:

  • High school or higher: 30.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cameron Park CDP:

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

3,280 residents are foreign born

This place:  38.4%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,240 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $712 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brownsville, TX (2.8 miles , pop. 139,722).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (122.7 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (248.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Brownsville, TX (1.7 miles ), Olmito, TX (2.2 miles ), Reid Hope King, TX (2.3 miles ), Rancho Viejo, TX (2.6 miles ), Del Mar Heights, TX (2.6 miles ), Los Fresnos, TX (2.7 miles ), Villa Pancho, TX (2.7 miles ), Orason, TX (2.7 miles) .

Latitude: 25.97 N, Longitude: 97.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Cameron Park-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Cameron Park place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 21.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Cameron Park:

  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF SOUTH TEXAS (Hospital, about 2 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • SOUTH TEXAS REHABILTATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)

Amtrak station near Cameron Park:

  • 6 miles: BROWNSVILLE (1134 E. ST. CHARLES) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cameron Park:

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 5 miles; Brownsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,237)
  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 23 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 2,185)
  • South Texas College (about 52 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 52 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 111 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 122 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 125 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

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Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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AQI  Pb  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is about average.
City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.10719
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 52.8%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 54.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  4.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  90.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cameron Park, TX

Cameron Park compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cameron Park travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (85%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cameron Park CDP (based on Cameron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.84%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents75.7%9.8%2.7%2.2%1.5%
Congregations16.6%17.5%5.4%14.8%3.6%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%1.0%0.9%3.7%
Congregations0.4%4.5%9.0%2.2%26.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Cameron County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
Cameron County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cameron County:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

15.7%

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,114 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.15%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($30,390 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.37% ($27,463)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,218)


4.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($654 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.65% ($27,968 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.45% ($24,193)
to Bexar County, TX  0.38% ($28,216)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cameron Park:

  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cameron Park:

  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KNVO-FM (101.1 FM; PORT ISABEL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KESO (92.7 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZSP (95.3 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cameron Park:

  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)


Cameron Park on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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