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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    C+
  7. Weather
    A
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  11. Commute
    B+
Cameron County is located in Texas with a population of 421,750. In Cameron County, most residents own their homes. In Cameron County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Cameron County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Cameron County are above average.
Population
421,750

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Cameron County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    185.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    463.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,557.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%

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Cameron County Reviews

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It is a small county, even though there aren't so many resources or jobs, we have beautiful beaches and lots of nature to learn from. I come from a medium city, right by the border; having the best of both our hispanic culture and our american culture go together as one , is the best way to grow up.
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Texas has the best of living standards,health,school and transportation just to mention a few.other experiences are the welcoming environment and a beautiful nature around and also not forgetting the nice food there also have.with a lot of satisfaction I just wish to mention this few of my experience in Texas thanks.
I love where i live since i was raised in Brownsville, TX. There's activities to do close by and events where the community gathers around and enjoys each others company. I would live here again if I could start over because this city has made me who I am, and who I will become. I would only go to other countries to explore and go site seeing, but would want to come back where i call home, Brownsville, TX.