Laredo, Texas Population 2019
Laredo is a city located in the state of Texas. It is located in Webb County, where it serves as the county seat. It was founded in 1755 by Tomas Sanchez. Laredo is situated along the north bank of the Rio Grande and lies along the United States-Mexico border. The last official census in 2010 showed that the population of Laredo was 236,091. Recent estimates show that this number has grown to 257,156.
City Size and Population Density
The city of Laredo covers a total area of 102.6 square miles, with a population density of over 2,250 people per square mile.
Laredo Population Statistics
There are more females than males living in Laredo, with 92.2 men for every 100 women. Children under the age of 18 make up the city’s largest age group, accounting for 35.5% of the total population.
Close to 30% of the families living in Laredo live below the federal poverty line. The city has been named as one of the safest cities for motorists in the nation. Laredo is the largest inland port in the US, which contributes significantly to the city’s economy.
Population Growth in Laredo
Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Laredo has seen continued growth in its population, reaching over 100,000 between 1990 and 2000. This number had nearly doubled by 2010. Current estimates show that the population has risen by almost 9% since the last census. While this is still significant growth, it is far less than the increase recorded in the past, indicating that while growth will continue, it will be at a less rapid rate.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Laredo was:
- White: 95.11%
- Other race: 3.16%
- Asian: 0.55%
- Two or more races: 0.53%
- Black or African American: 0.42%
- Native American: 0.22%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Laredo, Texas's estimated population is 261,639 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Laredo, Texas is the 10th largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 2513.97 people/mi² (970.64 people/km²), with a household density of 277.99 people/km² (719.99 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 28.6 years, 27.2 years for males, and 29.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 74,932 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%, with a median rent of $790/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $118,500.
The median income for households in Laredo, Texas is $41,302, while the mean household income is $57,708.