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Welcome to Harlingen ...

The city of Harlingen is located in Cameron County.

The location of Harlingen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Harlingen has a population of 65,436 people<2> (see below for details).

Harlingen was established in 1904.

The community of Harlingen is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Harlingen: (956)

The ZIP codes for Harlingen: 78550-78553<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harlingen had a population of 64,849 people (or 15.96% of the total population of Cameron County). This makes Harlingen the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Harlingen represents 0.26% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 64,849 people, the population of Harlingen increased 12.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 57,564 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Harlingen had an population of 65,436 people. This is an increase of 0.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.68% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harlingen.

Communities Also Named Harlingen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Harlingen - it's located in New Jersey.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Harlingen.

Websites for Harlingen ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harlingen. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harlingen. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harlingen.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Harlingen:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harlingen ...

Looking for more information about Harlingen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harlingen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harlingen.

Communities near Harlingen ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Brownsville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Harlingen

Weslaco   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Harlingen

Located in Hidalgo County

Mercedes   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Harlingen

Located in Hidalgo County

Los Fresnos   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Harlingen

La Feria   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Harlingen

Elsa   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Harlingen

Located in Hidalgo County

Progreso   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Harlingen

Located in Hidalgo County

Edcouch   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Harlingen

Located in Hidalgo County

La Villa   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Harlingen

Located in Hidalgo County

Santa Rosa   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Harlingen

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Harlingen.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harlingen.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harlingen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Harlingen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harlingen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Harlingen includes: 78550, 78551, 78552 & 78553.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harlingen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harlingen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harlingen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harlingen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1900, Longitude: -97.6945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harlingen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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