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Median resident age:  32.3 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,118 (it was $27,984 in 2000)
East Cameron:

$33,118
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,059

East Cameron CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,772 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
East Cameron:

$103,772
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $137,523; Detached houses: $155,247; Townhouses or other attached units: $197,797; In 2-unit structures: $198,240; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,117; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,214; Mobile homes: $37,013; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $64,780

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  • Hispanic - 12,349 (67.3%)
  • White alone - 5,770 (31.4%)
  • Two or more races - 82 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 58 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 45 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 38 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.04%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in East Cameron: 147.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

East Cameron CCD:  1.8% ($1,206)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brownsville, TX (15.9 miles , pop. 139,722).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (115.8 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (245.6 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Laguna Heights, TX (1.3 miles ), Laguna Vista, TX (1.5 miles ), Port Isabel, TX (2.1 miles ), South Padre Island, TX (2.7 miles ), Bayview, TX (2.9 miles ), Del Mar Heights, TX (3.0 miles ), Chula Vista, TX (3.1 miles ), Chula Vista-Orason, TX (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 26.07 N, Longitude: 97.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

East Cameron household income distribution East Cameron home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

East Cameron-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the East Cameron place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 26.7 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).

Hospitals/medical centers near East Cameron:

  • VALLEY CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF SOUTH TEXAS (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)

Amtrak station near East Cameron:

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

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

  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 18 miles; Brownsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,237)
  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 29 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 2,185)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 61 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • South Texas College (about 62 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 8,613)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 108 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 114 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

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Notable locations in East Cameron: Isla Blanca Cabana (A), Old Palmito Ranch (B), Old Tulosa Ranch Site (C), Palmito Hill Battlefield (D), Palmito Ranch (E), White Sands Marina (F), Sea Ranch Marina (G), Southpoint Marina (H), Mighty Minnow Marina (I), Anchor Marina (J), Cameron County Marina (K), Fisherman's Wharf Marina (L), Palmito Ranch Battlefield (M), Point Isabel Lighthouse (N), Holly Beach (O), La Coma Ranch (P), South Padre Island Fire Department (Q), Laguna Vista Volunteer Fire Department (R), Port Isabel Fire Department (S), Brownsville Fire Department Station 8 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East Cameron include: Island Baptist Church (A), Fisher of Men Lutheran Church (B), Portway Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Verdolaga Lake (A), Resaca de la Gringa (B), Laguna Larga (C), El Tular (D), San Martin Lake (E), Laguna de los Patos (F), Vadia Ancha (G), Loma Alta Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in East Cameron include: Andy Bowie County Park (1), Lighthouse Park (2), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Boca Chica Unit (3), Battle of Palmito Hill Historical Monument (4), Isla Blanca Park (5), Texas State Park (6), Andy Bowie Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Boca Chica Beach (A), Del Mar Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Cameron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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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 18.1 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 17.2 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 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6


Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

28.9%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

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

808 people in federal detention centers in 2010
9 people in maritime/merchant vessels in 2010

People in group quarters in East Cameron in 2000:

  • 550 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 33 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

East Cameron compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for East Cameron CCD (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 East Cameron:

  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • 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.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • 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 East Cameron:

  • 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)
  • KZSP (95.3 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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"))
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around East Cameron:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)

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