Harlingen, Rio Grande Valley Seeing Rapid Population Growth
Harlingen and the Rio Grande Valley have been experiencing a boom in population, as more businesses and companies have moved their operations into the area to take advantage of the low cost of living.
In 2006, Cameron County ranked the 12th largest county in Texas with a population of 387,717. The City of Harlingen’s official estimated population is 68,550 (January 2008). The median age is 31.1 with approximately 66% of the population being 18 years and over.
- Population by City Historical Data 2010
CityCounty2000 Census2010 CensusPercentage IncreaseAlamoHidalgo14,76018,34624%BrownsvilleCameron139,722175,02625%DonnaHidalgo14,76815,8017%EdinburgHidalgo48,46576,95259%HarlingenCameron57,56464,89813%La FeriaCameron6,1157,26919%Los FresnosCameron4,5125,54223%McAllenHidalgo106,414129,87522%MercedesHidalgo13,64915,67415%MissionHidalgo45,40877,05870%PharrHidalgo46,66070,49251%Port IsabelCameron4,8655,0123%San BenitoCameron23,44424,2533%San JuanHidalgo26,22933,86129%WeslacoHidalgo26,93535,47132%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010
- Population By County, 2010
County2000 Census2010 CensusPercentage Increase
Cameron335,227406,22021% Hidalgo569,463774,76936% Starr53,59760,96814% Willacy20,08222,13410% TOTAL978,3691,264,09129%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2010