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Harlingen, Texas

Harlingen is a city in Cameron County in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, United States. The city covers more than 34 mi² and is the second largest city in Cameron County and in the Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 57,564. The 2005 U.S. Census estimate shows Harlingen had a population of approximately 66,498. Home to an army of hospitals and the Regional Academic Health Center. Harlingen is renowned as the logistics center of south Texas.

Harlingen Careers

Among the most common occupations in Harlingen are Management, professional, and related occupations, 31%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Service occupations, 18%. Approximately 64 percent of workers in Harlingen, Texas work for companies, 20 percent work for the government and 7 percent are self-employed.

Harlingen Industries

The leading industries in Harlingen, Texas are Educational, health and social services, 27%; Retail trade, 10%; and Public administration, 7%. Simply Hired's Harlingen job listings indicate that the following industries in Harlingen are hiring the most workers:

Harlingen Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Harlingen, Texas is $24,404, and the median income of households in Harlingen was $30,296.

Average Salaries in Harlingen, TX

Harlingen, TX


According to our Harlingen Trends data, the number of Harlingen, Texas jobs has increased by 15% since October 2013.
Harlingen job trends

Harlingen Employment Statistics

Population of Harlingen
Total population 57,564
Male 47.60%
Female 52.40%
Median age 31.8
Harlingen Housing
Owner-occupied homes 61.1%
Median cost of a home $59,400
Median mortgage payment $525
Renter-occupied homes 38.9%
Vacant housing 17.3%
Median monthly rent $455
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $27,014
Median for all female full-time $21,795
Household Income
Less than $10,000 17%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 6%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 21%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 24%
Some college, no degree 20%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 11%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 24%
Currently married 57%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 8%
White 81%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 1%
Other 17%
Harlingen Commute
Carpool 17.4%
Public transportation 0.2%
Average travel time 18 minutes

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