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People

Total Population 2,888
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 31.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,285
Age of the Population 58

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,445
% Above Poverty Level 73.6%
% Below Poverty Level 26.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.8%
Median Gross Rent $854
Median House Value $262,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 12.6%

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

South Padre Island Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NE of Brownsville, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Cameron
Metro Area Brownsville - Harlingen - San Benito
Standard Zip Codes 78597
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.103
Longitude -97.164

South Padre Island 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 4.1 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 31.9 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 66.6 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

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/.

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