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Demographics

People

Total Population2,888
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens33.8%
Employed Population 16+1,350
Age of the Population60

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,155
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,378
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone43.1%
Median Gross Rent$925
Median House Value$254,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.2%
English16%
German13.8%
Irish8.6%
Scottish4.5%
Italian4.1%
Danishn2.9%
Swedish2.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Swiss1.4%
Polish1.3%
Russian1%
Norwegian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Austrian0.5%
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South Padre Island Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cameron County
Standard Zip Codes78597
Phone Area Codes956
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude26.41
Approximate Longitude-97.23

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)

StationPORT ISABEL
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp52 to 67 F
Apr Temp67 to 79 F
Jul Temp78 to 89 F
Oct Temp70 to 83 F
Annual Precip28.5 inches
StationHARLINGEN
Distance31.9 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 84 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip28.1 inches
StationMCALLEN MILLER INTL AP
Distance66.6 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp66 to 86 F
Jul Temp76 to 96 F
Oct Temp66 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brownsville182,110$37,701
Laguna Vista3,195$68,264
Los Fresnos6,376$53,125
Port Isabel5,015$42,941
Rancho Viejo2,405$82,560
Sources :
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Additional Resources
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