Irving, Texas Population 2021

236,546
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Irving is a city in Texas, U.S., located to the northwest of Dallas and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Irving is located in Dallas County in northeast Texas.

Irving Diversity and Language

According to the 2010 census, Irving was 53.1% white (30.8% non-Hispanic whites), 12.3% African American, 14.0% Asian, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.2% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race comprised 41.1% of the population, with the largest group being of Mexican origin and the second-largest being of Salvadoran heritage.

The two most-spoken languages in Irving are English and Spanish.

Irving Population Growth

Although Irving experienced slow population growth during its first couple of decades as a city, between 1950 and 1960, the population grew 1,654.5% from 2,621 people to 45,985 people. Irving has experienced steady growth since then, with a current population of over 240,000 people.

The population of Irving grew 1.57% from 2016 to 2017 and is expected to grow at or around that rate in the coming years.

The townsite that is now Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. “Otto” Schulze and Otis Brown. The name “Irving” is believed to have come from Brown’s wife’s favorite author, Washington Irving. On April 14, 1914, Irving was incorporated and Otis Brown became the first mayor.

Population growth in Riving was initially very slow and sometimes at a standstill. There were only 357 residents in 1925; however, growth increased during the 1930s. By the early 1960s, Irving has a population of approximately 45,000.

Irving started as the site of churches, two cotton gins, a general store, and a blacksmith shop before becoming Irving. Its public school system began in 1909. During the middle of the century, manufacturing plants, transportation, and retail and financial businesses began operating. In 1956, the University of Dallas in Irving opened and the home of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Stadium, was opened in 1971.

In 2019, Irving completed its construction of an entertainment district in Las Colinas, which include the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel, the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and the Toyota Music Factory.

Irving Demographics

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

  • White: 47.87%
  • Asian: 19.65%
  • Other race: 14.70%
  • Black or African American: 14.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.76%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
The current population of Irving, Texas is 236,546based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 241,424.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 216,290.

Irving, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White114,78247.87%
Asian47,12319.65%
Some Other Race35,24014.70%
Black or African American34,15714.24%
Two or More Races6,6232.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3590.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4990.21%
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Irving Population By Race

Irving Population Pyramid 2021

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Irving Median Age

32


Total

31.7


Male

32.4


Female

Irving Adults

There are 175,226 adults, (17,909 of whom are seniors) in Irving.

Irving Age Dependency

52.4

Age Dependency Ratio

11.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Irving Sex Ratio

Mujer

119,564

49.86%

Masculino

120,219

50.14%

Irving Population by Age

Irving Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Irving Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married50.1%49.9%
All36.8%63.2%
Masculino27.3%72.7%
Mujer27.1%72.9%
Non Family24%76%

36.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Irving Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All85,2842.836.8
Married39,7773.5450.1
Non Family29,0311.324
Mujer10,8123.5927.1
Masculino5,6643.7527.3

3.46

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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Irving Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,52510.82%
9th to 12th Grade13,3038.71%
High School Graduate31,17320.41%
Some College24,97316.35%
Associates Degree9,1596.00%
Bachelors Degree34,54122.61%
Graduate Degree23,09715.12%
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Irving Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Irving Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic54,11229,7186,793
White41,39038,76617,012
Asian31,69530,18724,573
Black22,66921,6248,057
Other Race19,1898,1781,284
2+ Races2,9252,6061,244
Native American87462696
Islander27021980

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.53%.

Irving Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$39,507$44,412$32,207
Less Than 9th Grade$25,183$29,897$17,627
High School Graduate$29,590$31,889$23,944
Some College$38,535$41,363$34,558
Bachelors Degree$61,249$71,924$51,225
Graduate Degree$82,900$96,757$63,779

$39,507

Average Earnings

$44,412

Average Male

$32,207

Average Female

Irving Earnings by Educational Attainment

Irving Language by Age

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Irving Language

41.22% of Irving residents speak only English, while 58.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.21% of the population.

Irving Language

Irving Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic100,97915,62915.48%
Other35,0946,89519.65%
White50,8914,4458.73%
Black34,0374,14412.17%
Asian47,0713,9828.46%
Multiple6,56189813.69%
Native1,359634.64%

12.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.55%

Male Poverty Rate

13.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Irving

The race most likely to be in poverty in Irving is Other, with 19.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Irving is Native, with 4.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.45%.

Irving Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.10%
High School12.80%
Some College7.81%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%

Irving Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.26%
Male Unemployed19.08%
Female Employed7.80%
Male Employed5.45%

Irving Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Irving Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,868$85,705
Families$72,271$92,393
Married Families$85,215$107,774
Non Families$52,597$68,285
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Income by Household Type

Irving Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Irving Married by Age and Sex

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Irving Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Irving Marital Status by Race

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Irving Marital Status

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6,891

Number of Veterans

6,171

Male Veterans

720

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,830
First Gulf War1,758
Second Gulf War1,704
Korea488
World War II189

Irving Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,076
55 to 641,287
65 to 741,274
75+1,263
18 to 34991

Irving Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5365.22%
Black1,4525.68%
Hispanic1,1731.77%
Asian4051.18%
Other Race2751.19%
2+ Races1724.49%
Native American514.62%

Irving Veterans by Race

Irving Veterans by Education

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4.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Irving Veterans by Education

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74.1%

Labor Force Participation

70.8%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Irving Employment by Age

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Irving Employment by Race

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Irving 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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42.03%

Born in Irving

61.63%

Native Born

38.37%

Foreign Born

28.47%

Non Citizen

9.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.63% of Irving residents were born in the United States, with 42.03% having been born in Texas. 28.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Irving Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021236,546-1,626-0.68%
2020238,172-1,626-0.68%
2019239,798-1,626-0.67%
2018241,4248160.34%
2017240,6087100.30%
2016239,8982,6971.14%
2015237,2014,6171.99%
2014232,5843,6411.59%
2013228,9433,1951.42%
2012225,7485,8892.68%
2011219,8593,0001.38%
2010216,85925,2441.25%
2000191,61536,5782.14%
1990155,03745,0943.50%
1980109,94312,6831.23%
197097,26051,2757.78%
196045,98543,36433.17%
19502,6210.00%

Irving Population by Year