Childress, Texas Population 2021

6,030
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Childress is a city located in Childress County Texas. It is also the county seat of Childress County. With a 2020 population of 6,030, it is the 324th largest city in Texas and the 4288th largest city in the United States . Childress is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -1.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,105 in 2010. Childress reached it's highest population of 7,619 in 1950. Spanning over 8 miles, Childress has a population density of 730 people per square mile.

The average household income in Childress is $56,774 with a poverty rate of 15.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $740 per month, and the median house value is $78,200. The median age in Childress is 32.8 years, 30.4 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Childress Demographics

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

  • White: 85.73%
  • Black or African American: 8.48%
  • Other race: 3.89%
  • Two or more races: 1.48%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Childress, Texas is 6,030 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,057.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,105.

Childress, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,31685.73%
Black or African American5268.48%
Some Other Race2413.89%
Two or More Races921.48%
Asian260.42%
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Childress Population by Race

Childress Population Pyramid $2021

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Childress Median Age

32.8


Total

30.4


Male

41.2


Female

Childress Adults

There are 5,124 adults, (734 of whom are seniors) in Childress.

Childress Age Dependency

41.3

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Childress Sex Ratio

Female

2,278

36.74%

Male

3,923

63.26%

Childress Population by Age

Childress Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Childress Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
Male70.4%29.6%
All54%46%
Female50.6%49.4%
Non Family32.7%67.3%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Childress Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0422.354
Married8392.9972.7
Non Family8201.1332.7
Female2313.3650.6
Male1523.2270.4

3.05

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Childress Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2766.26%
9th to 12th Grade56612.84%
High School Graduate1,59436.15%
Some College1,04323.66%
Associates Degree2435.51%
Bachelors Degree54512.36%
Graduate Degree1423.22%
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Childress Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Childress Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,5432,351574
Hispanic1,431871113
Black330291
Other Race241137
2+ Races8736
Asian2626

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.57%.

Childress Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,681$31,887$24,489
Less Than 9th Grade$16,676$27,699$15,074
High School Graduate$21,587$22,183$20,711
Some College$32,159$32,402$31,683
Bachelors Degree$42,349$41,447$62,750
Graduate Degree$50,714$$

$29,681

Average Earnings

$31,887

Average Male

$24,489

Average Female

Childress Earnings by Educational Attainment

Childress Language by Age

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Childress Language

74.24% of Childress residents speak only English, while 25.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.32% of the population.

Childress Language

Childress Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,99737812.61%
Hispanic1,49429319.61%
Other2415924.48%
Multiple5151100.00%
Asian2626100.00%

15.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.89%

Male Poverty Rate

20.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Childress

The race most likely to be in poverty in Childress is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Childress is White, with 12.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.36%.

Childress Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.52%
High School12.57%
Some College11.56%
Bachelors or Greater4.95%

Childress Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed82.35%
Male Unemployed33.90%
Female Employed11.85%
Male Employed9.92%

Childress Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Childress Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,500$56,774
Families$61,500$66,373
Married Families$65,417-
Non Families$30,565$39,723
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Income by Household Type

Childress Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Childress Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Childress Marital Status

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266

Number of Veterans

266

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War83
Second Gulf War65
Vietnam33
Korea26
World War II

Childress Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54108
18 to 3460
75+51
55 to 6432
65 to 7415

Childress Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2606.10%
Hispanic301.83%
Black61.20%

Childress Veterans by Race

Childress Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Childress Veterans by Education

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48.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Childress Employment by Age

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Childress Employment by Race

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Childress Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.63%

Born in Childress

89.18%

Native Born

10.82%

Foreign Born

7.77%

Non Citizen

3.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.18% of Childress residents were born in the United States, with 66.63% having been born in Texas. 7.77% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,030-9-0.15%
20206,039-9-0.15%
20196,048-9-0.15%
20186,057180.30%
20176,039-43-0.71%
20166,08280.13%
20156,07410.02%
20146,07390.15%
20136,064-28-0.46%
20126,092110.18%
20116,081-49-0.80%
20106,130-648-1.00%
20006,7781,7232.98%
19905,055-762-1.39%
19805,8174090.73%
19705,408-991-1.67%
19606,399-1,220-1.73%
19507,6191,1551.66%
19406,464-699-1.02%
19307,1632,1603.65%
19205,0031,1852.74%
19103,8180.00%

Childress Population by Year