Hereford, Texas Population 2021

14,334
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Hereford is a city located in Deaf Smith County Texas. It is also the county seat of Deaf Smith County. With a 2020 population of 14,334, it is the 194th largest city in Texas and the 2383rd largest city in the United States . Hereford is currently declining at a rate of -0.99% annually and its population has decreased by -6.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,370 in 2010. Hereford reached it's highest population of 15,853 in 1980. Spanning over 6 miles, Hereford has a population density of 2,335 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hereford is $59,661 with a poverty rate of 17.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $790 per month, and the median house value is $90,500. The median age in Hereford is 30 years, 27.6 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Hereford Demographics

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

  • White: 89.48%
  • Other race: 4.48%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Black or African American: 1.29%
  • Native American: 0.83%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Hereford, Texas is 14,334 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,766.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,370.

Hereford, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202118,216-165-0.91%
202018,381-165-0.90%
201918,546-165-0.89%
201818,711-42-0.22%
201718,753-93-0.50%
201618,846210.11%
201518,825-298-1.58%
201419,123-57-0.30%
201319,180-193-1.01%
201219,373-149-0.77%
201119,522550.28%
201019,4670.00%

Hereford Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,25689.48%
Some Other Race6634.48%
Two or More Races4513.04%
Black or African American1911.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.83%
Asian1130.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.12%
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Hereford Population by Race

Hereford Population Pyramid $2021

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Hereford Median Age

30


Total

27.6


Male

32.8


Female

Hereford Adults

There are 10,000 adults, (1,717 of whom are seniors) in Hereford.

Hereford Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hereford Sex Ratio

Female

7,335

49.51%

Male

7,480

50.49%

Hereford Population by Age

Hereford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hereford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All62.1%37.9%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Female42.3%57.7%
Male37%63%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hereford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9292.9562.1
Married2,5593.5775.7
Non Family1,3641.1852.6
Female6363.6542.3
Male3704.0137

3.56

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

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Hereford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,22914.55%
9th to 12th Grade8259.76%
High School Graduate3,27438.75%
Some College1,79121.20%
Associates Degree3564.21%
Bachelors Degree7378.72%
Graduate Degree2372.81%
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Hereford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hereford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic5,8593,963351
White2,3822,294586
Other Race49230821
2+ Races14941
Black1037717
Native American967121
Asian5331
Islander1818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.60%.

Hereford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,133$45,559$27,280
Less Than 9th Grade$24,483$38,090$21,099
High School Graduate$38,653$46,654$25,163
Some College$37,280$50,822$27,844
Bachelors Degree$44,269$54,423$43,232
Graduate Degree$67,500$110,563$62,870

$38,133

Average Earnings

$45,559

Average Male

$27,280

Average Female

Hereford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hereford Language by Age

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Hereford Language

42.25% of Hereford residents speak only English, while 57.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.67% of the population.

Hereford Language

Hereford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic11,2652,03918.10%
White2,91234711.92%
Other6256710.72%
Multiple4485812.95%
Black1693621.30%
Asian1132824.78%
Native1202218.33%

17.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.88%

Male Poverty Rate

20.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hereford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hereford is Asian, with 24.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hereford is Other, with 10.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.57%.

Hereford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.39%
High School9.01%
Some College7.65%
Bachelors or Greater3.39%

Hereford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed18.39%
Female Employed9.72%
Male Employed8.42%
Male Unemployed5.44%

Hereford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hereford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,338$59,661
Families$56,060$66,101
Married Families$72,560-
Non Families$30,817$38,529
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Income by Household Type

Hereford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hereford Married by Age and Sex

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Hereford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hereford Marital Status by Race

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Hereford Marital Status

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470

Number of Veterans

437

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War117
First Gulf War111
Vietnam84
World War II28
Korea15

Hereford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54135
75+99
18 to 3492
55 to 6485
65 to 7459

Hereford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4434.99%
Hispanic2012.78%
Other Race244.20%
Black32.44%

Hereford Veterans by Race

Hereford Veterans by Education

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2.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hereford Veterans by Education

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Hereford Employment by Age

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Hereford Employment by Race

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Hereford 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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67.59%

Born in Hereford

82.94%

Native Born

17.06%

Foreign Born

12.10%

Non Citizen

4.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.94% of Hereford residents were born in the United States, with 67.59% having been born in Texas. 12.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hereford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,334-144-0.99%
202014,478-144-0.98%
201914,622-144-0.98%
201814,766-47-0.32%
201714,813-86-0.58%
201614,899100.07%
201514,889-244-1.61%
201415,133-50-0.33%
201315,183-163-1.06%
201215,346-128-0.83%
201115,474360.23%
201015,4388410.56%
200014,597-148-0.10%
199014,745-1,108-0.72%
198015,8532,4391.68%
197013,4145,7625.77%
19607,6522,4453.92%
19505,2072,6237.26%
19402,5840.00%

Hereford Population by Year