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South Padre Island, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of South Padre Island had a population of 2,919 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for South Padre Island is located at latitude 26.1037 and longitude -97.1647 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Padre Island encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of South Padre Island (GNIS ID: 2413309) 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 Town of South Padre Island is located within East Cameron Division of Cameron County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Padre Island: Palm Beach.

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South Padre Island, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Padre Island, TX Housing Affordability Index is 66
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

South Padre Island, TX Wealth Index is 74
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,919
Population in Households 2,919
Population in Familes 2,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,086
Diversity Index1 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,998
Average Household Income $66,618
Per Capita Income $33,114
Wealth Index3 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 934 (13.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 473 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,616 (80.0%)
Median Home Value $315,101
Housing Affordability Index2 66
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,408
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 849
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.38% 1.34%
Households 0.42% 1.37%
Families 0.88% 1.29%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

South Padre Island, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Padre Island to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 589 66th
Population Density # 663 62nd
Diversity Index # 860 51st
Median Household Income # 1090 38th
Per Capita Income # 371 79th

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