Harlingen, Texas 

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Population

65,774

35% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.7%

Median Income

$34,868

Avg. Home Price

$88,200

Best Places to Live in Harlingen, Texas

Small border city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 20 miles from the Gulf of Mexico
Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Pleasant winters
Cons
-Property crime
-Heat and humidity
-Low educational attainment

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What Bert Has To Say About Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area

Located at the extreme southern tip of Texas and the continental U.S., Brownsville is a thriving border town and minor resort area mainly serving wintering Texans. It anchors the subtropical Lower Rio Grande Valley, a vast area spreading 60 miles west and 30 miles north, a business-friendly area clustered with small towns, agriculture, and commercial and manufacturing interests tied to Mexico and free trade status. Brownsville is a major trading center and “maquiladora” or border zone manufacturing center for U.S. companies and an international seaport. There are Gulf Coast beach areas about 20 miles east of town at the mouth of the Rio Grande, notably South Padre Island, a favorite winter and spring-break destination.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Cameron County
Metro Area: Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area
City: Harlingen
Zip Codes: 78550 78552
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 20 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Harlingen is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Harlingen jobs have increased by 0.07%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Harlingen's cost of living is 23.30% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Harlingen's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Harlingen's population is 65,774 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 34.96%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Harlingen is $88,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.47%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Harlingen public schools spend $11,605 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Harlingen. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Harlingen

It's a good time to buy in Harlingen. Home Appreciation is up 3.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Harlingen Real Estate.

The median home price in Harlingen is $88,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Harlingen   4 Reviews
Great Place - 10/6/2017
Here is what you will not get in Harlingen: easy access to great museums and Michelin starred restaurants. However, there are things that counter it. 1) It is... Read More

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MY town - 2/5/2010
Not to much to do! Property crimes and drugs is taking over the south border... Read More

Savings - 7/6/2009
We saved 25% in living expenses by moving from Washington state to Harlingen... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN HARLINGEN, TEXAS
78550 78552