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Time Zone: Cameron County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Brownsville is the Seat for Cameron County.

Cameron County was founded in 1848 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cameron had a population of 396,371 people. This is an increase of 18.24% since the last Census (which gave a population of 335,227 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cameron represented 1.61% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

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

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
2000335,227The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cameron County Census Page for Cameron County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cameron County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cameron County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Brownsville   176,859139,72226.58% increase  
Harlingen   65,28957,56413.42% increase  
San Benito   25,36523,4448.19% increase  
La Feria   7,1336,11516.65% increase  
Los Fresnos   5,6034,51224.18% increase  

Websites for Cameron County

Official Website:   www.co.cameron.tx.us/

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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>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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