Childress, Texas Population 2024

5,862

Childress is a city located in Childress County, Cottle County, Hall County, and Motley County Texas. Childress has a 2024 population of 5,862. It is also the county seat of Childress County. Childress is currently growing at a rate of 0.57% annually and its population has increased by 2.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,732 in 2020.

The average household income in Childress is $74,344 with a poverty rate of 14.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Childress is 32.3 years, 31.6 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Childress Demographics

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

  • White: 67.39%
  • Two or more races: 18.15%
  • Black or African American: 7.76%
  • Other race: 6.46%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
8.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
709.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.27% (130)
The current population of Childress, Texas is 5,862 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,732.

Childress, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,89967.39%
Two or more races1,05018.15%
Black or African American4497.76%
Other race3746.46%
Native American80.14%
Asian60.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Childress Population by Race

Childress Population Pyramid 2024

Childress Median Age

32.3

Total

31.6

Male

38.2

Female

Childress Adults

There are 4,729 adults, (677 of whom are seniors) in Childress.

Childress Age Dependency

42.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Childress Sex Ratio

Female1,96934.03%
Male3,81765.97%

Childress Population by Age

Childress Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4642.966337
Married5893.1783.416.6
Non Family4141.3946.953.1
Female2365.3633.166.9
Male2252.7971.128.9

3.17

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Childress Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2806.67%
9th to 12th Grade51612.29%
High School Graduate1,66139.57%
Some College1,04924.99%
Associates Degree1854.41%
Bachelors Degree3789%
Graduate Degree1293.07%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Childress Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Childress Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,9281,771366
Hispanic1,7931,292125
2+ Races80264714
Other Race3472670
Black2961772
Native American100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.98%.

Childress Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,380$50,556$30,239
Less Than 9th Grade$0$55,474$0
High School Graduate$0$81,487$16,304
Some College$32,168$38,194$31,157
Bachelors Degree$51,719$42,361$70,196
Graduate Degree$0$58,229$0

$37,380

Average Earnings

$50,556

Average Male

$30,239

Average Female

Childress Earnings by Educational Attainment

Childress Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Childress Language

74.27% of Childress residents speak only English, while 25.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.68% of the population.

Childress Language

Childress Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,91938720.17%
White2,2272119.47%
Multiple81310512.92%
Other343277.87%
Black16318.75%

14.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.1%

Male Poverty Rate

13.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Childress

The race most likely to be in poverty in Childress is Hispanic, with 20.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Childress is Other, with 7.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.37%.

Childress Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.29%
Bachelors or Greater11.41%
Some College9.9%
High School5.8%

Childress Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed19.35%
Female Employed13.38%
Male Employed5.48%
Female Unemployed0%

Childress Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Childress Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$55,500$74,344
Families$52,339$68,530
Married Families$83,688$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,192$72,269

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Childress Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Childress Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Childress Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Childress Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Childress Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

165

Number of Veterans

161

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War58
Vietnam31
First Gulf War10
Korea7
World War II0

Childress Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6458
18 to 3438
65 to 7430
75+25
35 to 5414

Childress Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1595.13%
Hispanic371.86%
Black61.34%

Childress Veterans by Race

Childress Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Childress Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Childress Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Childress Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Childress Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.38%

Born in Childress

89.85%

Native Born

10.15%

Foreign Born

8.33%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.85% of Childress residents were born in the United States, with 71.38% having been born in Texas. 8.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Childress Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,024320.53%
20285,992330.55%
20275,959320.54%
20265,927330.56%
20255,894320.55%
20245,862330.57%
20235,829320.55%
20225,797180.31%
20215,779470.82%
20205,732-240-4.02%
20195,972-47-0.78%
20186,019-13-0.22%
20176,032-52-0.85%
20166,08410.02%
20156,08340.07%
20146,079120.2%
20136,067-27-0.44%
20126,094130.21%
20116,081-47-0.77%
20106,128-650-9.59%
20006,7781,72334.09%
19905,055-762-13.1%
19805,8174097.56%
19705,408-991-15.49%
19606,399-1,220-16.01%
19507,6191,15517.87%
19406,464-699-9.76%
19307,1632,16043.17%
19205,0031,18531.04%
19103,81800%
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Childress Population by Year