Childress is a city located in Childress County Texas. Childress has a 2020 population of 5,663. It is also the county seat of Childress County. Childress is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -1.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,737 in 2010.
The average household income in Childress is $56,774 with a poverty rate of 13.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $78,500. The median age in Childress is 32.8 years, 30.4 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Childresswas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.30%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.83%.
72.90% of Childress residents speak only English, while 27.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.10% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Childress is White, with 8.98% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Childress is Hispanic, with 20.65% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.26%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Childress
90.31% of Childress residents were born in the United States, with 69.41% having been born in Texas. 7.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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