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Bayview, Texas
Location of Bayview, Texas
Location of Bayview, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
 • Total 4.61 sq mi (11.95 km2)
 • Land 3.88 sq mi (10.06 km2)
 • Water 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
26 ft (8 m)
 • Total 399
 • Estimate 
 • Density 102.70/sq mi (38.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 48-06140
GNIS feature ID 1330174

Bayview is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 399 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.


Bayview is located in eastern Cameron County at 26°7′46″N 97°24′4″W / 26.12944°N 97.40111°W / 26.12944; -97.40111 (26.129573, -97.401165). It is 16 miles (26 km) east of San Benito and 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Port Isabel.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km2), of which 3.9 square miles (10.1 km2) is land and 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2), or 15.81%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 312
1980 291 −6.7%
1990 231 −20.6%
2000 323 39.8%
2010 383 18.6%
2019 (est.) 389 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 323 people, 116 households and 88 families residing in the town. The population density was 115.2 per square mile (44.5/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 47.5 per square mile (18.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.67% White, 0.93% African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.68% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.41% of the population.

There were 116 households, of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.15.

27.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

Bayview is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 399, it is the 1048th largest city in Texas and the 14291st largest city in the United States . Bayview is currently growing at a rate of 1.27% annually and its population has increased by 4.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 383 in 2010. Bayview reached its highest population of 399 in 2021. Spanning over 5 miles, Bayview has a population density of 103 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bayview is $110,623 with a poverty rate of 2.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $226,300. The median age in Bayview is 49.3 years, 47.8 years for males, and 51.1 years for females.

The median household income was $46,750 and the median family income was $56,500. Males had a median income of $51,389 and females $38,750. The per capita income was $18,620. About 8.3% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.


Bayview is served by the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District. In addition, residents may apply to schools in the South Texas Independent School District.

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