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Port Isabel is a city in Cameron County, in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area.
The latitude of Port Isabel is 26.073N. The longitude is -97.208W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,199.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Port Isabel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cameron County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Brownsville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78578 ZIP code.
6% of Port Isabel residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Port Isabel ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Port Isabel was $11,239, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Port Isabel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Port Isabel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $641.
Libraries in Port Isabel include Port Isabel Public Library ... View libraries
Cameron County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Isabel political report.
The average commute time for Port Isabel workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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