Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area, Texas 

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Population

424,180

+6.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

10.0%

Median Income

$33,390

Median Home Price

$132,100

Median Age

31.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.1 / 9.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area, 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 the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area, while August and July are the least comfortable months.
State: Texas
County:
Metro Area: Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area
City: Brownsville, Harlingen, 48 total
Zip Codes: 78521, 78520, 78586, 78550, 78526, 78552, 78566, 78559, 78578, 78575, 16 total
Cost of Living: -27.5% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 20 ft above sea level

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Brownsville-Harlingen, 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 Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area is 10.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area's cost of living is 27.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
March, November and February are the most pleasant months in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area remained strongly Democratic, 56.0% to 42.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area's population is 424,180 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.8%. 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 Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area is Real Estate: $132,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.8%.

SCHOOLS
Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area public schools spend $10,303 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Brownsville-Harlingen Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Brownsville-Harlingen

It's a good time to buy in Brownsville-Harlingen. Home Appreciation is up 18.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Brownsville-Harlingen is $132,100.
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ZIP CODES IN BROWNSVILLE-HARLINGEN METRO AREA, TEXAS
78521, 78520, 78586, 78550, 78526, 78552, 78566, 78559, 78578, 78575, 16 total

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