Cameron Park, Texas

Submit your own pictures of this place and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 6,963.
Population change since 2000: +16.8%
Males: 3,776  (54.2%)
Females: 3,187  (45.8%)
Median resident age:

28.1 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 78526.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,510 (it was $16,934 in 2000)
Cameron Park:

$33,510
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $12,057 (it was $4,103 in 2000)

Cameron Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,773 (it was $28,700 in 2000)
Cameron Park:

$68,773
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $125,078; detached houses: $132,825; townhouses or other attached units: $145,107; in 2-unit structures: $125,389; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,115; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $290,459; mobile homes: $43,424; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $106,373

Median gross rent in 2019: $723.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cameron Park: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 40.7%
(42.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Cameron Park, TX forum
Recent posts about Cameron Park, Texas on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Cameron Park is mentioned 247 times on our forum:
Is Texas Right for Us?  (48 replies)
What other Texas city would you live in?  (68 replies)
How is brownsville in 2019, good,bad, blooming?  (31 replies)
Drive through scenery in NTX  (26 replies)
Which cities in the state have your heart?  (99 replies)
Trip Planned in March - Kid Friendly Ideas?  (7 replies)

Latest news from Cameron Park, TX collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 11,637 people per square mile   (high).

Cameron Park, Texas map

1,953 residents are foreign born (31.2% Latin America).

This place:

31.2%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $784 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $895 (1.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Cameron Park, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cameron Park, TX in 2019
Cameron Park satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

11.2%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Cameron Park, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (19.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.4%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Cameron Park, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Carpenters (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)

Average climate in Cameron Park, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cameron Park, Texas average temperatures Cameron Park, Texas average precipitation Cameron Park, Texas humidity Cameron Park, Texas wind speed Cameron Park, Texas snowfall Cameron Park, Texas sunshine Cameron Park, Texas clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.7. This is about average.

City:

73.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Cameron Park-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 203.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2017 at 11:23:01, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from Cameron Park center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from Cameron Park center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.4 miles away from Cameron Park center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 466.6 miles away from Cameron Park center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cameron Park topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • CASA LINDA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • NRI BROWNSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, TX)
  • VALLEY HEMODIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 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 6 miles; Brownsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 21 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 49 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 52 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 111 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 122 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 125 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear place borders

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

For population 15 years and over in Cameron Park:

Marital status in Cameron Park, TX
  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 1.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Cameron Park:

  • High school or higher: 47.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

23.5
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cameron Park, TX (based on Cameron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
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. Graphs 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
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
Cameron County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.4%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

39.3%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Cameron Park:

28.9
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cameron Park:

21.9%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.9%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.8%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

47.8%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cameron Park, TX Residents

3.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,067 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.32% ($34,480)
from Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($38,656)


3.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.63% ($38,428 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.40% ($43,022)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($33,006)

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)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cameron Park, TX
  • 92.8%Electricity
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cameron Park, TX
  • 97.7%Electricity
  • 2.3%No fuel used


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 above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Central America (population 500+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Americas (population 500+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Latin America (population 500+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
Cost of Living Calculator