South Padre Island, TX Population

Population: 2,422. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,588 (+6.9% change)
Males: 1,289 (53.2%), Females: 1,133 (46.8%)

Cameron County

Zip code: 78597

Median resident age: 46.7 years
Median household income: $45,417
Median house value: $175,400

Races in South Padre Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.0%)
  • Hispanic (22.8%)
  • Other race (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Black (0.7%)

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

Ancestries: English (16.6%), Irish (12.6%), German (11.6%), United States (5.8%), French (4.8%), Italian (4.0%).

Land area: 1.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in South Padre Island

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Padre Island town

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

13.7% Foreign born (8.9% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.6% North America, 1.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +749 (+44.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near South Padre Island:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to South Padre Island:

  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 23 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 34 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 74 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
Other public-use airports nearest to South Padre Island:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Padre Island:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 28 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 28 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 37 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 72 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 107 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 111 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)