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The 2000 Census showed that Cameron County had a population of 335,227 people. This represented 1.61% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cameron had a population of 396,371 people. This is an increase of 18.24% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010406,220+21.18%+2.48% since 2009
2009396,371+18.24%+1.85% since 2008
2008389,164+16.09%+1.69% since 2007
2007382,703+14.16%+1.54% since 2006
2006376,882+12.43%+1.66% since 2005
2005370,735+10.59%+1.76% since 2004
2004364,330+8.68%+2.03% since 2003
2003357,097+6.52%+2.16% since 2002
2002349,544+4.27%+2.13% since 2001
2001342,262+2.1%+2.1% since 2000
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2000335,227The Last Census

Cameron County had 119,654 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cameron County has a total area<3> of 1,276 square miles [3,305 km²]. Of this total, 905 square miles [2,345 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (29.03%) being water (370.6 square miles [959 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cameron County had a population density of 370.1 people per square mile [142.9 people/km²], making it the state's 13th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cameron County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cameron and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Cameron County QuickFact (QF-48061).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cameron County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
BrownsvilleQF-4810768176,859139,72226.58%
HarlingenQF-483237265,28957,56413.42%
San BenitoQF-486503625,36523,4448.19%
La FeriaQF-48402047,1336,11516.65%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cameron County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
HidalgoQF-48215   W741,152569,46330.15%
WillacyQF-48489   NW20,39520,0821.56%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cameron. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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