Cameron County TX Information


Cameron County Subdivisions

Cameron County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 435,665
Daytime Population: Workers 150,173
Daytime Population: Residents 282,122
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 432,295
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 431,820
Population in Familes 392,667
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,845
Population Density2 489
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $36,878
Average Household Income $54,280
Per Capita Income $16,276


Total Housing Units 152,237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82,435 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 45,728 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,074 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $86,386
Average Home Value $129,186


Total Households 128,163
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 103,114
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.97% 0.93%
Households 0.95% 0.93%
Families 0.91% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.85%


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, 2017 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 Density # 14 95th
Diversity Index # 224 12th
Median Household Income # 236 7th
Per Capita Income # 247 3rd

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