Cameron County

Cameron County, Texas

Cameron County, Texas

Cameron County has several important birdwatching areas that are part of the natural migratory path for millions of birds that move between the Americas. Photo by Reid Allen on Unsplash.

Cameron County (U-17) is 140 miles south of Corpus Christi in the Rio Grande Plains region of South Texas. The county, named for Mier expedition member Capt. Ewen Cameron, is bordered on the north by Willacy County, on the west by Hidalgo County, on the east by the Gulf of Mexico, and on the south by Mexico. The county's largest town and county seat is Brownsville, which serves as the terminus of U.S. Highways 77, 83, and 281 and the Missouri Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. The center point of the county is at 26°10' north latitude and 97°30' west longitude. Other large communities include Harlingen, La Feria, Port Isabel, San Benito, and South Padre Island.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Cameron County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Cameron County
Pop. Year Source
423,163 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Cameron County
People Year Source
163,479 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$28,756 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Cameron County
USD ($) Year Source
20,769,664,116 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Cameron County
USD ($) Year Source
4,719,921,529 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Cameron County
USD ($) Year Source
1,303,584,160 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
11.2 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
27.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
51.6 93.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Cameron County
Area (square miles) Year Source
890.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Cameron County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,276.5 2019 United States Census Bureau