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Harlingen is a city in Cameron County.
The community was named after a city in the Netherlands.
The latitude of Harlingen is 26.190N. The longitude is -97.695W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 60,769.
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5% of Harlingen residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harlingen ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harlingen was $13,886, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Harlingen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Harlingen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $775.
Libraries in Harlingen include Harlingen Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Harlingen include Harlingen Valley Morning Star
TV stations in Harlingen include KGBT, KLUJ, KMBH.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KMBH-FM.
Cameron County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harlingen political report.
The average commute time for Harlingen workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Harlingen between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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