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.
Population Demographics of Laredo, TX
The city’s population is primarily Hispanic, with the 2010 census showing that 95.6% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin. It has been rated as one of the least ethnically divest cities in the entire country.
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 nearly 9% since the last census. While this is still significant growth, it is far less than the growth recorded in the past, indicating that while growth will continue, it will be at a less rapid rate.
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