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People

Total Population 5,033
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,879
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 48%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $22,572
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,333

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,859
% Above Poverty Level 67.2%
% Below Poverty Level 32.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $587
Median House Value $91,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 1.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Port Isabel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NE of Brownsville, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Cameron
Metro Area Brownsville - Harlingen - San Benito
Standard Zip Codes 78578, 78597
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.073
Longitude -97.208

Port Isabel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PORT ISABEL
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 67 F
Apr Temp 67 to 79 F
Jul Temp 78 to 89 F
Oct Temp 70 to 83 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Station HARLINGEN
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches
Station MCALLEN MILLER INTL AP
Distance 64.1 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 70 F
Apr Temp 66 to 86 F
Jul Temp 76 to 96 F
Oct Temp 66 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Port Isabel, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bahia Mar (78578)

Isabel (78578)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brownsville 181,487 $36,623

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Port Isabel Public Libraries

Library
Port Isabel Public Library
213 N YTURRIA ST
Port Isabel, Texas
(956) 943-1822

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Port Isabel High Schools

PORT ISABEL H S
HWY 100
956-943-6491
A Title I School.
Serves 644 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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