- Cameron County, Texas
Infobox U.S. County
county = Cameron County
state = Texas
map size = 225
founded = 1848
seat = Brownsville | area_total_sq_mi =1276
area percentage = 29.03%
census yr = 2000
pop = 335227
web = www.co.cameron.tx.us
Cameron County is the southernmost
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Texas. In 2000, its population was 335,227. Its county seatis BrownsvilleGR|6. Cameron is named for Captain Ewen Cameron [http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/captains.htm#cameron] , a soldier during the Texas Revolutionand in the ill-fated Mier Expedition.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,276
square miles (3,306 km²), of which, 906 square miles (2,346 km²) of it is land and 371 square miles (960 km²) of it (29.03%) is water.
=Adjacent counties and municipios=
Willacy County, Texas(north)
Hidalgo County, Texas(west)
Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico(south)
To the east, the county borders the
Gulf of Mexico.
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge(part)
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 335,227 people, 97,267 households, and 79,953 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 370 people per square mile (143/km²). There were 119,654 housing units at an average density of 132 per square mile (51/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.29% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 15.98% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 84.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 97,267 households out of which 45.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 17.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.80% were non-families. 15.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.81.
In the county, the population was spread out with 33.80% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.30 males.
median incomefor a household in the county was $26,155, and the median income for a family was $27,853. Males had a median income of $22,755 versus $18,182 for females. The per capita incomefor the county was $10,960. About 28.20% of families and 33.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.10% of those under age 18 and 22.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cameron County is served by several
school districts. They include:
Brownsville Independent School District
Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District
La Feria Independent School District
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District
Lyford Consolidated Independent School District(partially)
Point Isabel Independent School District
Rio Hondo Independent School District
San Benito Consolidated Independent School District
Santa Maria Independent School District
Santa Rosa Independent School District
Diocese of Brownsville (Private)
In addition, residents are eligible to apply to
South Texas Independent School District's magnet schools.
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* [http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/ Cameron County government's website]
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/CC/hcc4.html Cameron County in "Handbook of Texas Online"] at the University of Texas
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