Irving, Texas Population 2019

242,242

Irving is a city in Texas, U.S., located to the northwest of Dallas and is part of the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex. Irving is located in Dallas County in northeast Texas.

According to United State Census Bureau estimates, the city population is 242,242. Irving is the 13th largest city in the state of Texas and the 94th largest city in the United States. With an area of 67.7 square miles (175.3 square kilometers), its population density is 3,227 people per square mile (1,246 per square kilometer).

Irving Diversity and Language

According to the 2010 census, Irving was 53.1% white (30.8% non-Hispanic whites), 12.3% African American, 14.0% Asian, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.2% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race comprised 41.1% of the population, with the largest group being of Mexican origin and the second-largest being of Salvadoran heritage.

The two most-spoken languages in Irving are English and Spanish.

Irving History

The townsite that is now Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. “Otto” Schulze and Otis Brown. The name “Irving” is believed to have come from Brown’s wife’s favorite author, Washington Irving. On April 14, 1914, Irving was incorporated and Otis Brown became the first mayor.

Population growth in Riving was initially very slow and sometimes at a standstill. There were only 357 residents in 1925; however, growth increased during the 1930s. By the early 1960s, Irving has a population of approximately 45,000.

Irving started as the site of churches, two cotton gins, a general store, and a blacksmith shop before becoming Irving. Its public school system began in 1909. During the middle of the century, manufacturing plants, transportation, and retail and financial businesses began operating. In 1956, the University of Dallas in Irving opened and the home of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Stadium, was opened in 1971.

In 2019, Irving completed its construction of an entertainment district in Las Colinas, which include the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel, the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and the Toyota Music Factory.

Irving Population Growth

Although Irving experienced slow population growth during its first couple of decades as a city, between 1950 and 1960, the population grew 1,654.5% from 2,621 people to 45,985 people. Irving has experienced steady growth since then, with a current population of over 240,000 people.

The population of Irving grew 1.57% from 2016 to 2017 and is expected to grow at or around that rate in the coming years.

Irving, Texas's estimated population is 242,242 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Irving, Texas is the 13th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3612.74 people/mi² (1394.88 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31.9 years, 31.4 years for males, and 32.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 89,984 households in the city, with an average size of 2.78 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1%, with a median rent of $1003/month. The median house has 4.4 rooms, and has a value of $155,200.

The median income for households in Irving, Texas is $58,196, while the mean household income is $77,600.

Irving Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Irving was:

  • White: 53.45%
  • Asian: 17.89%
  • Black or African American: 13.34%
  • Other race: 11.70%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%

How Many People Live in Irving, Texas?

242,242
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018242,2421,4080.58%
2017240,8347480.31%
2016240,0862,7281.15%
2015237,3584,6221.99%
2014232,7363,6831.61%
2013229,0533,2411.44%
2012225,8125,9352.70%
2011219,8773,0101.39%
2010216,86725,2521.25%
2000191,61536,5782.14%
1990155,03745,0943.50%
1980109,94312,6831.23%
197097,26051,2757.78%
196045,98543,36433.17%
19502,6210.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White125,94353.45%
Asian42,15117.89%
Black or African American31,44613.34%
Some Other Race27,57911.70%
Two or More Races6,9952.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0210.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5130.22%

Irving Population Pyramid 2019

Irving Median Age

31.9


Total

31.4


Male

32.4


Female

Irving Adults

There are 171,230 adults, (17,417 of whom are seniors) in Irving.

Irving Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

11.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Irving Sex Ratio

Female

118,269

50.19%

Male

117,379

49.81%

Irving Households and Families

Irving Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Irving Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married51.6%48.4%
All37.7%62.3%
Male29.8%70.2%
Non Family25.6%74.4%
Female25%75%

37.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All84,3882.7837.7
Married38,8763.5651.6
Non Family28,9791.2825.6
Female11,2903.4925
Male5,2433.7429.8

3.45

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Irving Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,47911.05%
9th to 12th Grade13,5749.10%
High School Graduate30,31920.32%
Some College25,90117.36%
Associates Degree9,2576.21%
Bachelors Degree32,11121.53%
Graduate Degree21,53614.44%

Irving Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic52,53828,3506,149
White44,98741,99918,174
Asian28,19726,63821,493
Black20,65419,6036,832
Other Race15,1676,6161,128
Multiple Races2,8282,4691,043
Native American70248395
Islander27220735

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,220$40,780$30,742
Less Than High School$22,257$26,785$15,085
High School Grad$26,792$30,330$22,785
Some College$35,344$38,529$31,943
Bachelors Degree$55,248$67,170$47,792
Graduate Degree$77,253$91,311$61,518

$36,220

Average Earnings

$40,780

Average Male

$30,742

Average Female

Irving Language

Irving Language by Age

Irving Language

43.05% of Irving residents speak only English, while 56.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.33% of the population.

Irving Poverty

Irving Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic98,83618,87919.10%
White56,1565,5909.95%
Black31,2365,01616.06%
Other27,4245,00718.26%
Asian42,0782,9386.98%
Multiple6,9121,35419.59%
Native1,02112211.95%

14.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.47%

Male Poverty Rate

16.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Irving

The race most likely to be in poverty in Irving is Multiple, with 19.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Irving is Asian, with 6.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.39%
High School14.34%
Some College8.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.37%
Male Unemployed22.55%
Female Employed9.36%
Male Employed6.74%

Irving Income

Irving Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,196$77,600
Families$63,263$83,736
Married Families$79,002$98,805
Non Families$46,523$61,694

Irving Marital Status

Irving Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Irving Married by Age and Sex

Irving Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Irving Marital Status by Race

Irving Veterans

6,638

Number of Veterans

6,064

Male Veterans

574

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,001
First Gulf War1,575
Second Gulf War1,320
Korea522
World War II269
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,933
65 to 741,415
75+1,234
55 to 641,143
18 to 34913

Irving Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,7044.99%
Black1,1544.95%
Hispanic1,0801.68%
Asian2920.96%
Other2341.27%
2 or More2005.25%
Indian546.39%

Irving Veterans by Education

6.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Irving Employment Status

73.9%

Labor Force Participation

70.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Irving Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

43.60%

Born in Texas

64.11%

Native Born

35.89%

Foreign Born

26.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

64.11% of Irving residents were born in the United States, with 43.60% having been born in Texas. 26.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.