South Padre Island, Texas 

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Population

2,752

+3.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

10.0%

Median Income

$41,714

Median Home Price

$304,400

Median Age

59

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.7 / 9.0

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in South Padre Island, 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 South Padre Island, while August and July are the least comfortable months.
State: Texas
County: Cameron County
Metro Area: Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area
City: South Padre Island
Zip Codes: 78597
Cost of Living: -5.8% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 20 ft above sea level

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South Padre Island, TX Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in South Padre Island is 10.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Padre Island jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, South Padre Island's cost of living is 5.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare South Padre Island's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
March, November and February are the most pleasant months in South Padre Island, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
South Padre Island's population is 2,752 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in South Padre Island is Real Estate: $304,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.5%.

SCHOOLS
South Padre Island public schools spend $17,182 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in South Padre Island. More Education



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Housing Market in South Padre Island

It's a good time to buy in South Padre Island. Home Appreciation is up 17.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in South Padre Island is $304,400.
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Reviews for South Padre Island   2 Reviews
hot and humid summers - 8/5/2011
Winter is very mild and wonderful. Lots of wind year round. Summers are hot in the low 90's but... Read More

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Crime - 8/20/2008
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78597

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