El Refugio, Texas Population 2024

697

El Refugio is a city located in Starr County Texas. El Refugio has a 2024 population of 697. El Refugio is currently declining at a rate of -2.79% annually but its population has increased by 36.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 512 in 2020.

The average household income in El Refugio is $46,397 with a poverty rate of 45.73%. The median age in El Refugio is 22.1 years: 25.2 years for males, and 21.8 years for females.

El Refugio Demographics

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

  • White: 50.75%
  • Two or more races: 48.03%
  • Other race: 1.22%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,116.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
36.13% (185)
The current population of El Refugio, Texas is 697 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 512.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37450.75%
Two or more races35448.03%
Other race91.22%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

El Refugio Population by Race

El Refugio Population Pyramid 2024

El Refugio Median Age

22.1

Total

25.2

Male

21.8

Female

El Refugio Adults

There are 512 adults, (53 of whom are seniors) in El Refugio.

El Refugio Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

11.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49

Child Dependency Ratio

El Refugio Sex Ratio

Female43358.75%
Male30441.25%

El Refugio Population by Age

El Refugio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1893.955.644.4
Married925.925050
Female592.491000
Non Family381.180100
Male0000

4.58

Average Family Size

3.9

Average Household Size

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

El Refugio Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade309.01%
Associates Degree7422.22%
Bachelors Degree216.31%
Graduate Degree72.1%
High School Graduate10130.33%
Less Than 9th Grade6118.32%
Some College3911.71%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

El Refugio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

El Refugio Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic33324228
2+ Races1411410
Other Race995

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 55.56%.

El Refugio Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$59,792$0$58,750
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$38,636$0$38,598
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$22,773$21,250$38,977
Some College$21,680$22,188$0

$22,773

Average Earnings

$21,250

Average Male

$38,977

Average Female

El Refugio Earnings by Educational Attainment

El Refugio Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

El Refugio Language

15.58% of El Refugio residents speak only English, while 84.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 84.42% of the population.

El Refugio Language

El Refugio Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic73733745.73%
Multiple35422764.12%

45.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

54.28%

Male Poverty Rate

39.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in El Refugio

The race most likely to be in poverty in El Refugio is Multiple, with 64.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in El Refugio is Hispanic, with 45.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 28.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.48%.

El Refugio Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College61.95%
High School29.7%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

El Refugio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed46.67%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed25.17%

El Refugio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

El Refugio Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$47,942$51,322
Households$44,650$46,397
Married Families$47,656$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,125$26,824

mean

median

Income by Household Type

El Refugio Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

29.0%

Female Marriage Rate

El Refugio Married by Age and Sex

male

female

El Refugio Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

El Refugio Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

El Refugio Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

9

Number of Veterans

9

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam4
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

El Refugio Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 645
75+4
18 to 340
35 to 540
65 to 740

El Refugio Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White93.32%
Hispanic91.76%

El Refugio Veterans by Race

El Refugio Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

El Refugio Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

El Refugio Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

El Refugio Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

El Refugio 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

85.35%

Born in El Refugio

85.35%

Native Born

14.65%

Foreign Born

11.94%

Non Citizen

2.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.35% of El Refugio residents were born in the United States, with 85.35% having been born in Texas. 11.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

El Refugio Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024697-20-2.79%
2023717-20-2.71%
2022737-20-2.64%
202175724547.85%
20205125111.06%
20194618923.92%
2018372199115.03%
2017173-39-18.4%
2016212-165-43.77%
2015377-58-13.33%
201443517064.15%
201326572.71%
2012258218.86%
2011237-94-28.4%
201033100%

El Refugio Population by Year