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Welcome to Harlingen ...

The city of Harlingen is located on the Gulf Coast.

Harlingen is located in Cameron County<1>.

The location of Harlingen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harlingen has a population of 65,015 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Harlingen was established in 1904.

Harlingen is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Harlingen: (956)

The ZIP codes for Harlingen: 78550-78553<5>

Websites for Harlingen ...

Official Website:   www.myharlingen.us/

Junior League:   www.harlingenjuniorleague.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harlingen had an population of 65,015 people. This is an increase of 0.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.94% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (with a count of 57,564 people).

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.

Communities near Harlingen ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harlingen.

  • Weslaco [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weslaco
    • Weslaco [Hidalgo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Harlingen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weslaco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weslaco<7>
  • Mercedes [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercedes
    • Mercedes [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Harlingen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,598 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercedes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercedes<7>
  • Los Fresnos [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Fresnos
    • Los Fresnos [Cameron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Harlingen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,826 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Fresnos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Fresnos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Fresnos<7>
  • La Feria [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Feria
    • La Feria [Cameron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Harlingen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,240 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Feria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Feria<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elsa [Hidalgo County]
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      • Elsa [Hidalgo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Harlingen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsa<7>
    • Progreso [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progreso
      • Progreso [Hidalgo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Harlingen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progreso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progreso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Progreso<7>
    • Edcouch [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edcouch
      • Edcouch [Hidalgo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Harlingen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edcouch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edcouch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edcouch<7>
    • La Villa [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Villa
      • La Villa [Hidalgo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Harlingen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,935 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Villa
    • Santa Rosa [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rosa
      • Santa Rosa [Cameron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Harlingen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Rosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<7>
    • Rio Hondo [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Hondo
      • Rio Hondo [Cameron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Harlingen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,639 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Hondo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Hondo<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harlingen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harlingen.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harlingen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harlingen. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Harlingen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harlingen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harlingen was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Harlingen on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harlingen on our Genealogy Page.

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About Cameron County

About Texas

The official website for Harlingen: www.myharlingen.us/

The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cameron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harlingen.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harlingen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HarlingenOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Harlingen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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