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cameron cnty

We are on the front door with Mexico, and next to the Gulf of Mexico


Cameron County is a low tax environment. The Cost of Living Index is 72.5 where 100 is the U.S. Average.


The county experiences on average 227 sunny days a year(U.S. avg. is 205), on 71 days there is some type of precipitation, however, rain events can be heavy in the spring. The county averages 27 inches of rain. The remaining 67 days are cloudy to partly cloudy. Summer time highs in July are around 94 degrees, and January lows can average 51 degrees. It snowed once on December 24th, 2004, once in over 100 years. Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico results in higher than normal humidity, and winds are usually constantly over 10 mph, and sometime gusty in the spring.


Four International Bridge crossing into Mexico with dedicated commercial lanes with close proximity to Foreign Trade Zone Nbr. 62 anchored at the Port of Brownsville. This Foreign Trade Zone Ranks Number 2 in the U.S. for Value of Exports for the eighth year in a row with more than $4.3 billion in exported goods in 2019, an increase from the $3.8 billion reported in 2018.


One deep-water port of the Port of Brownsville and two intra-coastal canal ports in Harlingen and Port Isabel.


Thee long runway airports, two commercial airports at Harlingen(8,301 ft.)and Brownville(7,399 ft), and a general aviation airport located just north of Laguna Vista(8,001 ft).


Freeport Tax Exemptions (Sections 11.251, 11.437 and 11.253, Tax Code and Article 8, Sec. 1-j of the Texas Constitution), Tax Abatements (Tax Code Chapter 312), Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (Tax Code, Chapter 311), 16 Opportunity Zones(Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) and Foreign Trade Zone #62 ((19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and (15 CFR part 400)).

aerial view



Population Estimates

Brownsville 183,392
Harlingen 65,436
San Benito 24,385
Los Fresnos 7,883
La Feria 7,328
Port Isabel 5,055
Primera 4,989
Laguna Vista 3,162
Combes 3,043
South Padre Island 2,808
Santa Rosa 2,779
Rio Hondo 2,757
Rancho Viejo 2,475
Palm Valley 1,256
Los Indios 1,058
Indian Lake 830
Bayview 397
Unincorporated 104, 875