Texas Cameron County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Cameron County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Cameron County.

1. Library System BAILEY H DUNLAP MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 400 S Main St, La Feria, TX 78559
Phone Number: (956) 797-1242 Cameron 14,277 25,350

2. Central Library BAILEY H DUNLAP MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 400 S Main St, La Feria, TX 78559
Phone Number: (956) 797-1242 Cameron N/A N/A

3. Central Library BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
2600 Central Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone Number: (956) 548-1055 Cameron N/A N/A

4. Library System BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
2600 Central Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone Number: (956) 548-1055 Cameron 167,930 419,522

5. Library System ETHEL L WHIPPLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 402 W Ocean Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Phone Number: (956) 233-5330 Cameron 16,593 33,000

6. Central Library ETHEL L WHIPPLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 402 W Ocean Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Phone Number: (956) 233-5330 Cameron N/A N/A

7. Central Library HARLINGEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 410 ’76 Dr, Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone Number: (956) 216-5800 Cameron N/A N/A

8. Library System HARLINGEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 410 ’76 Dr, Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone Number: (956) 216-5800 Cameron 156,116 233,725

9. Library System LAGUNA VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1300 Palm Blvd, Laguna Vista, TX 78578
Phone Number: (956) 943-7155 Cameron 6,963 7,346

10. Central Library LAGUNA VISTA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1300 Palm Blvd, Laguna Vista, TX 78578
Phone Number: (956) 943-7155 Cameron N/A N/A

11. Central Library PORT ISABEL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 213 N Yturria St, Port Isabel, TX 78578
Phone Number: (956) 943-1822 Cameron N/A N/A

12. Library System PORT ISABEL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 213 N Yturria St, Port Isabel, TX 78578
Phone Number: (956) 943-1822 Cameron 27,982 21,275

13. Library System RIO HONDO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 121 N Arroyo Blvd, Rio Hondo, TX 78583
Phone Number: (956) 748-3322 Cameron 4,354 7,914

14. Central Library RIO HONDO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 121 N Arroyo Blvd, Rio Hondo, TX 78583
Phone Number: (956) 748-3322 Cameron N/A N/A

15. Central Library SAN BENITO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 101 W Rose St, San Benito, TX 78586
Phone Number: (956) 361-3860 Cameron N/A N/A16. Library System SAN BENITO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 101 W Rose St, San Benito, TX 78586
Phone Number: (956) 361-3860 Cameron 25,322 59,081

17. Branch Library SOUTHMOST BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4320 Southmost Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone Number: (956) 548-1055 Cameron N/A N/A

Overview of Cameron County, Texas

Cameron County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 335,227. Its county seat is Brownsville. Cameron is named for Captain Ewen Cameron [1], a soldier during the Texas Revolution and in the ill fated Mier Expedition. He was executed by a special order from General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,306 km² (1,276 mi²). 2,346 km² (906 mi²) of it is land and 960 km² (371 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 29.03% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Willacy County, Texas (north)
  • Gulf of Mexico (east)
  • State of Tamaulipas, Mexico (south)
  • Hidalgo County, Texas (west)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 335,227 people, 97,267 households, and 79,953 families residing in the county. The population density is 143/km² (370/mi²). There are 119,654 housing units at an average density of 51/km² (132/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 80.29% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 15.98% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. 84.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 97,267 households out of which 45.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% are married couples living together, 17.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.80% are non-families. 15.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.40 and the average family size is 3.81.

In the county, the population is spread out with 33.80% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,155, and the median income for a family is $27,853. Males have a median income of $22,755 versus $18,182 for females. The per capita income for the county is $10,960. 33.10% of the population and 28.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 43.10% of those under the age of 18 and 22.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Arroyo Alto
  • Arroyo Colorado Estates
  • Arroyo Gardens-La Tina Ranch
  • Bayview
  • Bixby
  • Bluetown-Iglesia Antigua
  • Brownsville
  • Cameron Park
  • Chula Vista-Orason
  • Combes
  • Del Mar Heights
  • El Camino Angosto
  • Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz
  • Grand Acres
  • Green Valley Farms
  • Harlingen
  • Indian Lake
  • La Feria
  • La Feria North
  • La Paloma
  • Lago
  • Laguna Heights
  • Laguna Vista
  • Las Palmas-Juarez
  • Lasana
  • Laureles
  • Los Fresnos
  • Los Indios
  • Lozano
  • Olmito
  • Palm Valley
  • Port Isabel
  • Primera
  • Rancho Viejo
  • Rangerville
  • Ratamosa
  • Reid Hope King
  • Rio Hondo
  • San Benito
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Rosa
  • Solis
  • South Padre Island
  • South Point
  • Tierra Bonita
  • Villa del Sol
  • Villa Pancho
  • Yznaga