Cameron County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 415,557 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 335,227 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 40,702
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 39,710
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 65,854
Renter-occupied apartments: 39,219 (it was 31,413 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

36%

Land area: 906 sq. mi.

Water area: 370.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 457 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cameron County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.4%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cameron County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (88.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (10.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 195,394  (39.5%)
Females: 210,826  (60.5%)
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Cameron County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cameron County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,374 ($26,155 in 1999)

This county:

$34374
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $496 (lower quartile is $333, upper quartile is $637)
This county:

$496
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,300 (it was $48,000 in 2000)
Cameron:

$82,300
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,000 - $131,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $118,722
Here:

$118,722
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $120,024
Here:

$120,024
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $45,889
Here:

$45,889
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $253,479
Here:

$253,479
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,783
Here:

$124,783
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $33,862
Here:

$33,862
State:

$60,009

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,400
Here:

$22,400
State:

$67,181
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,026
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Institutionalized population: 2,393

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1728 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2008: 1086 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2009: 939 buildings, average cost: $105,400

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,918 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,011 (1.5%)

Cameron County household income distribution in 2009 Cameron County home values distribution Cameron County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.5%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.7% for American Indian residents, 45.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.9% for other race residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.5%
Cameron County:

32.5%
Texas:

17.5%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Black residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.9% for American Indian residents, 39.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.9% for other race residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 46 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Area name: Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cameron County is $430 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $493 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $609 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito, East Cameron, Lantana, La Feria, Cameron Park, Port Isabel, Los Fresnos, Laureles.

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

2005 air pollution in Cameron County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.01 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.076 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.067 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 29 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 139 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cameron County: Galveston Ranch (A), Gloria Ranch (B), Gray Farms (C), Los Sauces Ranch (D), Old Palmito Ranch (E), Old Tulosa Ranch Site (F), Palmito Hill Battlefield (G), Palmito Ranch (H), Adams Gardens Pumping Station (I), Harlingen Pumping Station (J), San Benito Pumping Station (K), Santa Maria Pumping Station (L), Wardner Ranch (M), Seaway Village Marina (N), Southpoint Marina (O), Arroyo City RV Resort Marina (P), Channel View RV Park Marina (Q), Adams Gardens (R), Arroyo (S), Brulay Plantation (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Cameron County: Primera Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Monte Meta Cemetery (1), Soldiers Cemetery (2), Southmost Cemetery (3), El Azadon Cemetery (4), La Leona Cemetery (5), San Rafael Cemetery (6), Restlawn Memorial Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Verdolaga Lake (A), Reba Bass Lake (B), Resaca de la Gringa (C), Resaca del Rancho Viejo (D), Resaca del Jardin (E), Resaca de las Flores (F), Resaca de las Antonias (G), Laguna Larga (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Resaca de los Cuates (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Cameron County include: Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Tucker Unit (1), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Longoria Unit (2), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Anacua Unit (3), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Arroyo Colorado Unit (4), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Boca Chica Unit (5), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Carricitos Unit (6), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Deshazo (7), Battle of Palmito Hill Historical Monument (8), Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Neighboring counties: Hidalgo County , Willacy County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 16,722
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 55.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 85,723 (34% naturalized citizens)

Cameron County:

25.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14,522
  • 1990 to 1994: 14,424
  • 1985 to 1989: 11,689
  • 1980 to 1984: 11,474
  • 1975 to 1979: 9,182
  • 1970 to 1974: 8,473
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,584
  • 1965 to 1969: 11,375

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.2%

Cameron County marital status for males Cameron County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cameron County with a mortgage: 23,611 (529 second mortgage, 937 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,311

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cameron County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
Cameron County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

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%

Agriculture in Cameron County:

Average size of farms: 313 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $66,640
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $410.12
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,617
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.35%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 59.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,969
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.76
Corn for grain: 6850 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 36924 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,509 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,542 acres

Tornado activity:

Cameron County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 6019252.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/24/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cameron County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 299.6 miles away from Cameron County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 191.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 117.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 457.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 198.3 miles away from Cameron County center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (94%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • El Salvador (0%)
  • Germany (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cameron County (%):

  • United States or American (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)

Cameron County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 78,134 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 20,742 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 650 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 67 (0%)
  • Taxi: 94 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 92 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 280 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,494 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,519 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,697 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Cameron County, Texas in 2000:

  • 1,480 people in nursing homes
  • 710 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 550 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 341 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 284 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 203 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 120 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 91 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 73 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 53 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 51 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 46 people in religious group quarters
  • 35 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 33 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Cameron County, Texas in 2010:

  • 1,139 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 808 people in federal detention centers
  • 592 people in college/university student housing
  • 292 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 230 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 186 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 164 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 140 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 79 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 61 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 9 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,842.

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($788 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

2.12% relocated from other counties in Texas ($17,592 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($14,775 average AGI)
Cameron County:

1.53%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.57% ($27,792 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($25,197)
from Bexar County, TX  0.22% ($31,668)
from Willacy County, TX  0.10% ($30,050)
from Travis County, TX  0.10% ($30,283)
from Nueces County, TX  0.08% ($33,029)
from Dallas County, TX  0.06% ($36,273)


3.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,002 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

2.47% relocated to other counties in Texas ($20,667 average AGI)
1.32% relocated to other states ($12,406 average AGI)
Cameron County:

1.32%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.60% ($29,477 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.35% ($28,091)
to Bexar County, TX  0.31% ($36,574)
to Travis County, TX  0.18% ($29,260)
to Nueces County, TX  0.12% ($30,168)
to Dallas County, TX  0.09% ($26,047)
to Willacy County, TX  0.07% ($27,549)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 25.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 23.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 19.4

Births per 1000 population in Cameron County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Cameron County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cameron County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 38,107 (33,261 aged, 4,846 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13269.68
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 291
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30215.56

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2418.640
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 519.680
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.49

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.07
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59.21

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.76

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 34.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 22.8
  • Other - 12.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 30.0
  • Suffocation - 17.6
  • Other - 7.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 402,490

Size of family households: 26,377 2-persons, 19,588 3-persons, 20,325 4-persons, 14,938 5-persons, 7,951 6-persons, 7,400 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,593 1-person, 2,879 2-persons, 341 3-persons, 130 4-persons, 60 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

70,605 married couples with children.
23,148 single-parent households (3,644 men, 19,504 women).

21.0% of residents of Cameron County speak English at home.
78.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,793,263,000 ($4823 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $98,904,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $523,640,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $387,345,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,049,000
Federal grants: $633,075,000
Federal procurement contracts: $86,093,000 ($64,514,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $139,061,000 ($7,997,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $13,469,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $112,429,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,931,548,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 44,402
Here:

117 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,609
Here:

25 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11,797
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,827
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cameron County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 51.09 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,319
  • 2000 to 2004: 30,303
  • 1990 to 1999: 24,372
  • 1980 to 1989: 32,944
  • 1970 to 1979: 24,603
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,862
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,764
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,540
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,815
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cameron County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 519
  • 2 rooms: 3,411
  • 3 rooms: 8,487
  • 4 rooms: 10,498
  • 5 rooms: 17,634
  • 6 rooms: 13,121
  • 7 rooms: 6,646
  • 8 rooms: 2,960
  • 9+ rooms: 2,578
  • 1 room: 2,040
  • 2 rooms: 5,225
  • 3 rooms: 7,012
  • 4 rooms: 7,885
  • 5 rooms: 5,793
  • 6 rooms: 2,277
  • 7 rooms: 746
  • 8 rooms: 300
  • 9+ rooms: 135
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cameron County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,535
  • 1 bedroom: 7,335
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,004
  • 3 bedrooms: 29,962
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,462
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,556
  • no bedroom: 2,567
  • 1 bedroom: 9,635
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,324
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,838
  • 4 bedrooms: 886
  • 5+ bedrooms: 163
Cars and other vehicles available in Cameron County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,590
  • 1 vehicle: 22,982
  • 2 vehicles: 27,412
  • 3 vehicles: 8,197
  • 4 vehicles: 1,981
  • 5+ vehicles: 692
  • no vehicle: 6,715
  • 1 vehicle: 15,697
  • 2 vehicles: 7,475
  • 3 vehicles: 1,274
  • 4 vehicles: 150
  • 5+ vehicles: 102

61% of Cameron County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Texas.

Cameron County:

60.9%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cameron County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.4%)
  • Utility gas (24.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Electricity (64.8%)
  • Utility gas (25.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.1%)
  • No fuel used (2.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,254
Here:

4.3%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,293
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,210
Here:

8.1%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cameron County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $5,666,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,346,000
    Regular Highways: $3,651,000
    Health - Other: $955,000
    Toll Highways: $685,000
    Parks and Recreation: $555,000
    Sewerage: $45,000
    General - Other: $18,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,991,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,983,000
    Police Protection: $10,998,000
    Health - Other: $8,026,000
    Regular Highways: $7,020,000
    Financial Administration: $6,303,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $4,239,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,657,000
    Toll Highways: $3,295,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,247,000
    General - Other: $3,219,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,058,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,658,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,368,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $477,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,376,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $2,907,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,242,000
    Police Protection: $1,448,000
    Regular Highways: $1,167,000
    Financial Administration: $723,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    Correctional Institutions: $136,000
    Health - Other: $136,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $97,000
    Central Staff Services: $37,000
    General Public Building: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,817,000

Cameron County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Toll Highways: $16,678,000
    All Other: $8,179,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,947,000
    Solid Waste Management: $248,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,013,000
    Natural Resources: $26,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $653,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,381,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,275,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,344,000
    Rents: $24,000
    Sale of Property: $13,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,984,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,928,000
    Highways: $4,869,000
    Public Welfare: $2,217,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,308,000
    Sewerage: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,078,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,225,000
    Other License: $392,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $75,000

Cameron County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,425,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $68,360,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $66,957,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,485,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,275,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,335,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,403,000

Cameron County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,493,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,914,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $73,983,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Cameron County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cameron County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 86 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED957$110,473896$180,7781,310$134,076289$32,21521$502,476565$212,05528$46,036
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED80$98,800122$165,287323$110,00978$36,2180$089$208,05612$37,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED151$118,358332$168,5211,569$99,3031,156$24,7924$623,000322$171,40179$35,620
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN92$114,391120$174,992610$117,318138$46,0872$1,135,000129$174,93010$52,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS26$115,38525$184,320152$118,67154$35,9440$031$193,7424$26,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 62 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED121$139,37266$162,69711$138,273
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$151,00026$143,5006$189,167
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$128,76333$196,4555$140,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$108,7149$133,8892$88,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$219,7501$156,0001$223,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Cameron County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria1,98675.6 years
Jose1,33070.8 years
Guadalupe89675.2 years
Juan72171.1 years
John63374.9 years
Manuel52773.9 years
William51375.4 years
James50073.2 years
Mary48479.1 years
Robert46872.6 years
Most common last names in Cameron County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia1,45174.3 years
Rodriguez94773.2 years
Garza90673.6 years
Gonzalez89072.8 years
Martinez78273.3 years
Hernandez66173.8 years
Perez53972.8 years
Lopez52172.2 years
Flores44973.6 years
Trevino37674.4 years
Businesses in Cameron County, TX
NameCountNameCount
99 Cents Only Stores1La Quinta4
ALDO1La-Z-Boy3
AT&T5Lane Bryant1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware1LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts6Little Caesars Pizza4
Aeropostale2Long John Silver's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Marriott3
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls2
AutoZone14MasterBrand Cabinets1
Avenue1Maurices1
BMW1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's21
Bebe1Motel 64
Bed Bath & Beyond2Motherhood Maternity1
Best Western2New York & Co1
Blockbuster2Nike20
Burger King12Nissan2
CVS7Office Depot2
Charlotte Russe2Old Navy1
Chevrolet3Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A4Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express1
Church's Chicken16Payless11
Comfort Suites2Penske4
Cricket Wireless64PetSmart2
Curves1Pizza Hut4
DHL5Quiznos4
Dairy Queen4RadioShack8
Days Inn2Ramada1
Dennys3Red Lobster1
Discount Tire2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza6Rue212
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In4
El Pollo Loco1Sam's Club1
Express2Sears5
FedEx33Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Shoe Carnival2
Foot Locker2Spencer Gifts1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel5
GNC3Staples1
GameStop6Starbucks6
Gap1Subway22
Goodwill3Super 85
H&R Block11T-Mobile16
Hilton2T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn5Target2
Home Depot3Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Hot Topic2Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul13
JCPenney2UPS27
Jack In The Box7Vans3
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless2
Journeys2Victoria's Secret2
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC6Walgreens6
Kincaid1Walmart6
Kmart2Wendy's5
Kohl's2

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