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South Padre Island, Texas
Welcome to South Padre Island ...
The coastal town of South Padre Island is located in Cameron County.
The location of South Padre Island has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
A typical abbreviation for South Padre Island: S. Padre Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)
From the Census Estimates for 2018, South Padre Island has a population of 2,808 people<2> (see below for details).
South Padre Island is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: South Padre Island lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
South Padre Island is within the (956) area code.
The ZIP code for South Padre Island: 78597<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, South Padre Island had a population of 2,816 people. This makes South Padre Island the county's 11th most populous community.
The population of South Padre Island represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 472nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,816 people, the population of South Padre Island increased 16.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,422 people).
Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, South Padre Island had an population of 2,808 people. This is a decrease of 0.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.94% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for South Padre Island.
Websites for South Padre Island ...
Official Website: www.town.south-padre-island.tx.us/
Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for South Padre Island:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Padre Island ...
Looking for more information about South Padre Island? 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 South Padre Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Padre Island.
Communities near South Padre Island ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of South Padre Island
Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of South Padre Island
Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of South Padre Island
Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of South Padre Island
Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of South Padre Island
Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of South Padre Island
Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of South Padre Island
Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of South Padre Island
Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of South Padre Island
Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of South Padre Island
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for South Padre Island.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for South Padre Island: www.town.south-padre-island.tx.us/
The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2019