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South Padre Island is a town in Cameron County, in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area.
The latitude of South Padre Island is 26.103N. The longitude is -97.164W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,475.
Sections below provide additional information and links about South Padre Island 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 78597 ZIP code.
11% of South Padre Island residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Padre Island ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Padre Island was $31,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of South Padre Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in South Padre Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $587. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,342.
Cameron County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Padre Island political report.
The average commute time for South Padre Island workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in South Padre Island include Bahia Mar Resort, Best Western, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Howard Johnson Inn, Island Inn on the Beach, La Quinta Inn, Motel 6 South Padre Island, Padre South Hotel on the Beach, Quality Inn ... More hotels.
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