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Cameron County, TX
The county was named for Ewen Cameron, who was executed in 1843 after being captured by Mexican soldiers

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The county is in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 371,825. This was an increase of  10.92% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$26,155
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cameron County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Cameron County was $16,126. This was an increase of 22.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 52% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Brownsville
Quotes:
Cameron County is full of geckos, free-tailed bats, twice-fried-food franchises, and audacious contradictions.
-- New Yorker magazine, March 29, 2004

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3% of Cameron County residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cameron County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Cameron County include Buena Vista Cemetery, Combes Cemetery, El Azadon Cemetery, Gomez Cemetery, La Feria City Cemetery, La Leona Cemetery, Monte Meta Cemetery, Old City Cemetery, Port Isabel Cemetery, Rest Lawn Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Cameron County include Bayview, Brownsville, Cameron Park, Combes, Harlingen, Indian Lake, La Feria, Laguna Vista, Los Fresnos, Los Indios ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Cameron County include Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College - Harlingen, University of Texas at Brownsville ... View colleges

School districts in Cameron County include Brownsville ISD, Harlingen CISD, La Feria Ind Schools Distr, Los Fresnos CISD, Point Isabel ISD, Rio Hondo ISD, San Benito CISD, Santa Maria ISD, Santa Rosa ISD, South Texas ISD ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Cameron County include Bailey H Dunlap Memorial Library, Brownsville Public Library, Ethel L Whipple Memorial Library, Harlingen Public Library, Laguna Vista Public Library, Port Isabel Public Library, Rio Hondo Public Library, San Benito Public Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Cameron County include Brownsville Herald, Harlingen Valley Morning Star ... View newspapers

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Politics

Cameron County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cameron County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Cameron County include Brownsville/South Padre Island International, Valley International

Hotels in Cameron County include Bahia Mar Resort, Best Western, Best Western Casa Villa Suites, Best Western Garden Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Harlingen, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn, Days Inn, Days Inn ... More hotels

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“ Cameron County is full of geckos, free-tailed bats, twice-fried-food franchises, and audacious contradictions. ”
~ New Yorker magazine, March 29, 2004

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