Cameron County TX Information


Cameron County Subdivisions

Cameron County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 432,654
Population in Households 428,773
Population in Familes 389,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,881
Population Density1 486
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 127,325
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 102,387
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 151,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81,545 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45,780 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,170 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $82,570
Average Home Value $120,699


Median Household Income $35,003
Average Household Income $51,208
Per Capita Income $15,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.99%
Households 1.0% 0.99%
Families 0.94% 0.95%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cameron County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cameron County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 95th
Population Density1 # 14 95th
Diversity Index2 # 223 13th
Median Household Income # 240 6th
Per Capita Income # 247 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.