South Point, Texas

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South Point, Texas
Census-designated place
Cameron County SouthPoint.svg
Coordinates: 25°52′12″N 97°23′0″W / 25.87000°N 97.38333°W / 25.87000; -97.38333
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Land 1.29 sq mi (3.33 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,376
 • Density 1,069/sq mi (412.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-69194[1]
GNIS feature ID 1852770[2]

South Point is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,376 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 1,118 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area. As the name suggests, South Point is the southernmost census designated place in the state of Texas.


South Point is located in southern Cameron County at 25°52′12″N 97°23′00″W / 25.870009°N 97.383255°W / 25.870009; -97.383255Coordinates: 25°52′12″N 97°23′00″W / 25.870009°N 97.383255°W / 25.870009; -97.383255 (25.870009, -97.383255).[4] It is located north and west of a bend in the Rio Grande; the bend includes the southernmost point of the river and of Texas, about 2 miles (3 km) south of the CDP. South Point is 9 miles (14 km) east of the center of Brownsville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 3.80%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,118 people, 257 households, and 242 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 870.1 people per square mile (337.2/km²). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 226.5/sq mi (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.69% White, 0.09% African American, 3.13% from other races, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 99.28% of the population.

There were 257 households out of which 60.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.8% were non-families. 4.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.35 and the average family size was 4.50.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 38.6% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,688, and the median income for a family was $22,438. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $11,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,989. About 35.5% of families and 40.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.6% of those under age 18 and 35.7% of those age 65 or over.


South Point is served by the Brownsville Independent School District.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): South Point CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.