Harlingen, TX Population

Population: 57,564. Estimated population in July 2020: 62,318 (+8.3% change)
Males: 27,402 (47.6%), Females: 30,162 (52.4%)

Cameron County

Zip codes: 78550, 78552.

Median resident age: 31.8 years
Median household income: $30,296
Median house value: $59,400

Races in Harlingen:

  • Hispanic (72.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (25.0%)
  • Other race (16.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (5.2%), English (4.5%), United States (4.0%), Irish (3.4%), French (1.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.0%).

Elevation: 45 feet

Land area: 34.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Harlingen

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harlingen city

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

17.3% Foreign born (15.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +9,459 (+19.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Harlingen:

  • RIO GRANDE STATE CENTER (1401 RANGERVILLE ROAD)
  • SOUTH TEXAS HOSPITAL (1301 RANGERVILLE ROAD)
  • VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (2101 PEASE ST BOX 2588)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Harlingen:

  • VALLEY INTL (about 4 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 28 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 38 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Harlingen:

Amtrak station:
HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Harlingen:

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (Full-time enrollment: 2,167; Location: 1902 North Loop 499; Public; Website: www.harlingen.tstc.edu)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COSMETOLOGY ARTS AND SCIENCES (Full-time enrollment: 46; Location: 913 N 13TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF VOC NURS (Location: PO DRAWER 2588; Private, not-for-profit)
  • LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY DEV COUNCIL POLICE ACADEMY (Location: 2424 BOXWOODBLDG K; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Harlingen:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 22 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 22 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 36 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 91 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 107 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)
  • DEL MAR COLLEGE (about 111 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)

Schools

Public high schools in Harlingen:

  • HARLINGEN H S (Students: 2,502; Location: 1201 E MARSHALL AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HARLINGEN H S – SOUTH (Students: 1,911; Location: 1701 DIXIELAND RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KEYS ACAD (Students: 138; Location: 2809 N 7TH ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high schools in Harlingen:

  • MARINE MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 385; Location: 320 IWO JIMA BOULEVARD; Grades: 8 – 12; Boys only)
  • VALLEY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 158; Location: 3700 E HARRISON; Grades: 6 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Harlingen:

  • GUTIERREZ MIDDLE (Students: 1,110; Location: 3205 W WILSON RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MEMORIAL MIDDLE (Students: 942; Location: 13TH & MADISON; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WILSON EL (Students: 938; Location: 1409 E HARRISON ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • COAKLEY MIDDLE (Students: 864; Location: 1402 S 6TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LONG EL (Students: 861; Location: 2601 N 7TH; Grades: PK – 05)
  • VERNON MIDDLE (Students: 810; Location: 125 S 13TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BONHAM EL (Students: 802; Location: 2400 E JEFFERSON; Grades: PK – 05)
  • STUART PLACE EL (Students: 766; Location: 6701 BUSINESS HWY 83; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TREASURE HILLS EL (Students: 687; Location: 2525 HAINE DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LAMAR EL (Students: 637; Location: 1100 MCLARRY RD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Harlingen:

  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 1815 N SEVENTH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ALBANS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 1417 E AUSTIN; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 1015 E HARRISON; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN (Students: 132; Location: 1920 E. WASHINGTON; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Harlingen:

  • HARLINGEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $993,167; Location: 410 76 DR; 130,375 books; 9,869 audio materials; 5,258 video materials; 256 serial subscriptions)

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