The resident population of South Padre Island in the 2000 Census was 2,422. Estimated number of inhabitants in 2008 is 5,900. Due to the large number of visitors, the resident population is only a small percentage of the total number of people who are in the City of South Padre Island at any given time. In the Resort Market Analysis produced by THK Associates in 2005, the annual visitation for South Padre Island was just over 5.1 million visits which equals an average daily population of approximately 14,000. South Padre Island’s population has a high median age of 51.77 as compared to 27 for Cameron County. The Rio Grande Valley area has been one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, with a 54 percent increase in population since 1980.
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