Harlingen, Texas 

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Population

65,444

+2.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

9.0%

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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. March, November and February are the most pleasant months in Harlingen, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Harlingen, TX Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Nearby water recreation
Pleasant winters
Cons
Property crime
Heat and humidity
Low educational attainment


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

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Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Cameron County
Metro Area: Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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 9.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Harlingen jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Harlingen's cost of living is 32.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Harlingen's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Cameron county remained strongly Democratic, 56.0% to 42.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Harlingen's population is 65,444 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Harlingen is Real Estate: $87,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.1%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Harlingen

It's a good time to buy in Harlingen. Home Appreciation is up 6.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Harlingen is $87,600.

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Reviews for Harlingen   6 Reviews
Sunshine and Opportunity Await - 1/10/2021
Harlingen is a city that offers retirees the most bang for the buck! It is near enough to McAllen and Brownsville and all they offer. You get a wide variety of shopping... Read More

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Not as Bland as You Might Think! - 11/7/2018
This area of the state of Texas is bland to most people from the East and northeast. However the community has everything you need at a price you can afford. Dining out... Read More

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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ZIP CODES IN HARLINGEN, TEXAS
78550 78552

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