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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.


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Median household income
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$25,323
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Port Isabel demographic reports
Port Isabel is on Laguna Madre
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 35. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.7 per 1,000 people.
Popular site for sportfishing
Historic sites and museums: Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park, Port Isabel Historical Museum, Treasures of the Gulf Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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12% of Port Isabel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Port Isabel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $641.


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

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The average commute time for Port Isabel workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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