Port Isabel, TX Population

Population: 4,865. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,373 (+10.4% change)
Males: 2,358 (48.5%), Females: 2,507 (51.5%)

Cameron County

Zip code: 78578

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $25,323
Median house value: $58,900

Races in Port Isabel:

  • Hispanic (74.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (24.5%)
  • Other race (15.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

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

Ancestries: German (5.8%), English (4.0%), Irish (2.9%), United States (2.0%), French (1.7%), Norwegian (1.2%).

Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 2.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Port Isabel

  • High school or higher: 59.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Isabel city

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 6.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

24.2% Foreign born (23.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+2.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Port Isabel:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Port Isabel:

  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 19 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 32 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 71 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Port Isabel:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Isabel:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 24 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 24 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 35 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 70 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 108 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 113 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)

Schools

Public high school in Port Isabel:

  • PORT ISABEL H S (Students: 644; Location: HWY 100; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Port Isabel:

  • GARRIGA EL (Students: 780; Location: 600 WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – 02)
  • PORT ISABEL J H (Students: 586; Location: HWY 100; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DERRY EL (Students: 546; Location: 2ND & OKLAHOMA; Grades: 03 – 05)

Libraries

Library in Port Isabel:

  • PORT ISABEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $153,885; Location: 213 N YTURRIA ST; 32,000 books; 375 audio materials; 825 video materials; 48 serial subscriptions)