Harlingen, TX

65,533 Population
39.9 square miles 1,641.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
Ranked 57th Highest in TX
Population Density
1,641.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
73.4%
was 68.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.7%
was 15.8%
Ranked 33rd Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
30.9%
was 32.4%
Ranked 8th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
15.0%
was 13.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.1
was 5.9
Ranked 32nd Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
28.3%
was 31.5%
Ranked 54th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$35,718
was $35,810
Ranked 55th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.4
49.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.5
was 3.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
301
was 400.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,309
was 3,922.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
26,262
was 25,737
Ranked 52nd Highest in TX
Median Rent
$694
was $669
Ranked 55th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
117
was 100
 
Occupied Housing Units
21,872
was 21,447
 
Homeownership Rate
50.8%
was 53.3%
Ranked 45th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
117
was 84
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
656.1
was 644.7
Ranked 46th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
29.0%
was 30.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 16
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.9
was 3.0
Ranked 23rd Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.7
was 3.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.8
was 1.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
87.6%
was 92.9%
Ranked 46th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
67.1%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.7%
was 99.1%
Ranked 18th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
78.0%
was 73.3%
Ranked 45th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.1%
was 15.8%
Ranked 51st Highest in TX

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