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Cameron County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 890.9 square miles
Population Density 456 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 417,276
Population change 2.7%
Under 5 years of age 8.8%
Under 18 32%
65 and over 12%
Females 51.7%
White 97.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 88.5
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 0.5%
Black or African American 0.8%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 64%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 15.4%
Veterans 16,018
Households and Housing
Households 117,836
Persons per household 3.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.2%
Median household income $33,179
The per capita income $14,710
Live below the poverty line. 34.8%
housing units 144,515
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $78,300
Residents owning their homes. 67.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 30,137
Women-owned firms 28.5%
Asian-owned firms 1.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 61.9%
Black-owned firms 1.1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $3,911,719
Retail sales per capita $10,221
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,516,606