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Cameron, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Cameron had a population of 5,485 as of July 1, 2016. Cameron ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cameron is located at latitude 30.8607 and longitude -96.9768 in Milam County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cameron (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Milam County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 400 feet.

The City of Cameron (GNIS ID: 2409969) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cameron is located within Cameron Division of Milam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cameron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 5,485
Population in Households 5,294
Population in Familes 4,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 191
Population Density1 1,048
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 2,018
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,343
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,224 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 794 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $95,981
Average Home Value $147,095


Median Household Income $40,586
Average Household Income $62,952
Per Capita Income $23,953
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.06%
Households -0.31% -0.14%
Families -0.24% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cameron to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 379 78th
Population Density1 # 688 61st
Diversity Index2 # 199 89th
Median Household Income # 1069 39th
Per Capita Income # 753 57th

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