Brownsville–Harlingen metropolitan area

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The BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of one county Cameron in the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas, anchored by the cities of Brownsville and Harlingen.The 2012 U.S. Census Bureau estimate places the Brownsville–Harlingen metropolitan area population at 415,557 allotting it the eighth most populous metropolitan area in the state of Texas, it has recently been named the poorest city in the United States. The typical Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas household earns just $32,093 a year, or $21,564 less than the typical American household. The city is by several measures the poorest in the country. More than 35% of area residents live in poverty, the highest poverty rate in the country. Low incomes in the area may be the result of a poorly educated workforce. Just 64.6% of Brownsville area adults have at least a high school diploma, 22.3 percentage points fewer than the national figure. About 29% of area households rely on food stamps, the third highest share of any metro area in the country. [1]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Cameron County, Texas County in the United States

Cameron County, officially the County of Cameron, is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 406,220 Its county seat is Brownsville.

Rio Grande Valley location in south Texas

The Rio Grande Valley is an area located in the southernmost tip of South Texas. It lies along the northern bank of the Rio Grande, which separates Mexico from the United States. The four-county region consists of Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties. It is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States, with its population having jumped from about 325,000 people in 1969 to more than 1,300,000 people by 2014. Some of the biggest cities in the region are: Brownsville, Harlingen, Weslaco, Pharr, McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, San Juan, and Rio Grande City.

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The BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area is also a component of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Raymondville Combined Statistical Area, which covers two counties (Cameron and Willacy) and had an estimated population of 416,766 as of July 1, 2009. [2]

Raymondville, Texas City in Texas, United States

Raymondville is a city in and the county seat of Willacy County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,284 at the 2010 census. It may be included as part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

Willacy County, Texas County in the United States

Willacy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 22,134. Its county seat is Raymondville. The county was created in 1911 and organized the next year.

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Bayview, Texas Town in Texas, United States

Bayview is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 383 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

Brownsville, Texas City in Texas, United States

Brownsville is a city in Cameron County in the U.S. state of Texas. It located on the western Gulf Coast in South Texas, adjacent to the border with Matamoros, Mexico. The city covers 81.528 square miles (211.157 km2) and has a population of 183,299 as of 2017. It is the 131st-largest city in the United States and 16th-largest in Texas. It is part of the Brownsville–Matamoros conurbation, with a population of 1,136,995 people. The city is known for its year-round subtropical climate, deep-water seaport and Hispanic culture.

Combes, Texas Town in Texas, United States

Combes is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,895 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

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Arroyo Alto, Texas CDP in Texas, United States

Arroyo Alto is a neighborhood of the city of La Feria in Cameron County, in the U.S. state of Texas. Annexed by the city in 2004, Arroyo Alto was a census-designated place (CDP) at the 2000 census, at which time it had a population of 320. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Arroyo Colorado Estates, Texas CDP in Texas, United States

Arroyo Colorado Estates is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 997 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Arroyo Gardens, Texas Census-designated place in Texas, United States

Arroyo Gardens is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 456 at the 2010 census. Prior to the 2010 census the community was part of the Arroyo Gardens-La Tina Ranch CDP. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Iglesia Antigua, Texas Census-designated place in Texas, United States

Iglesia Antigua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 413 at the 2010 census. Prior to the 2010 census the community was part of the Bluetown-Iglesia Antigua CDP. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Juarez, Texas Census-designated place in Texas, United States

Juarez is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,017 at the 2010 census. Prior to the 2010 census the community was part of the Las Palmas-Juarez CDP. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

La Feria North, Texas Census-designated place in Texas, United States

La Feria North is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 212 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Orason, Texas Census-designated place in Texas, United States

Orason is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 129 at the 2010 census. Prior to the 2010 census the community was part of the Chula Vista-Orason CDP. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Ratamosa, Texas Census-designated place in Texas, United States

Ratamosa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 254 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Reid Hope King, Texas Census-designated place in Texas, United States

Reid Hope King is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 786 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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