Laredo, Texas Population 2020

264,703

Laredo is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 264,703, it is the 10th largest city in Texas and the 81st largest city in the United States. Laredo is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 12.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 236,091 in 2010. Spanning over 107 miles, Laredo has a population density of 2,503 people per square mile.

The average household income in Laredo is $60,911 with a poverty rate of 29.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $826 per month, and the median house value is $122,900. The median age in Laredo is 28.7 years, 27.4 years for males, and 29.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males.

Laredo is a city located in the state of Texas. It is located in Webb County, where it serves as the county seat. It was founded in 1755 by Tomas Sanchez. Laredo is situated along the north bank of the Rio Grande and lies along the United States-Mexico border. The city has been named as one of the safest cities for motorists in the nation. Laredo is the largest inland port in the US, which contributes significantly to the city’s economy.

Population Growth in Laredo

Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Laredo has seen continued growth in its population, reaching over 100,000 between 1990 and 2000. This number had nearly doubled by 2010. Current estimates show that the population has risen by almost 9% since the last census. While this is still significant growth, it is far less than the increase recorded in the past, indicating that while growth will continue, it will be at a less rapid rate.

Laredo Demographics

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

  • White: 95.36%
  • Other race: 2.94%
  • Two or more races: 0.54%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Laredo, Texas is 264,703, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 261,639.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 236,091.

Laredo, Texas Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020279,7661,9280.69%
2019277,8381,9280.69%
2018275,9101,9280.70%
2017273,9821,4620.53%
2016272,5202,4000.88%
2015270,1202,3880.88%
2014267,7323,1001.16%
2013264,6323,9101.48%
2012260,7224,7411.82%
2011255,9814,5901.79%
2010251,3910.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White245,63295.36%
Some Other Race7,5612.94%
Two or More Races1,4030.54%
Asian1,3610.53%
Black or African American1,1340.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native4510.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander330.01%

Laredo Population Pyramid 2020

Laredo Median Age

28.7


Total

27.4


Male

29.9


Female

Laredo Adults

There are 171,562 adults, (23,143 of whom are seniors) in Laredo.

Laredo Age Dependency

73.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58

Child Dependency Ratio

Laredo Sex Ratio

Female

131,933

51.22%

Male

125,642

48.78%

Laredo Households and Families

Laredo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Laredo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
All62%38%
Male55%45%
Female50.5%49.5%
Non Family50.3%49.7%

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,9083.6462
Married35,7634.372.5
Female15,3694.3150.5
Non Family14,0981.1950.3
Male4,6783.7155

4.17

Average Family Size

3.64

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Laredo Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25,43117.90%
9th to 12th Grade19,60613.80%
High School Graduate37,55126.43%
Some College23,23716.36%
Associates Degree9,4106.62%
Bachelors Degree18,96913.35%
Graduate Degree7,8565.53%

Laredo Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic133,92689,95223,489
White6,4465,5742,420
Other Race4,9353,361903
Asian1,005894583
Multiple Races658513105
Black607529280
Native American30025680

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 88.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.01%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,629$34,550$21,655
Less Than High School$17,522$22,533$13,820
High School Grad$24,805$30,329$18,375
Some College$32,750$41,989$25,295
Bachelors Degree$48,097$51,707$41,762
Graduate Degree$61,855$74,203$57,920

$28,629

Average Earnings

$34,550

Average Male

$21,655

Average Female

Laredo Language

Laredo Language by Age

Laredo Language

9.92% of Laredo residents speak only English, while 90.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 89.46% of the population.

Laredo Poverty

Laredo Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic242,39472,43429.88%
Other7,5342,15228.56%
White9,0201,01411.24%
Multiple1,35339929.49%
Asian1,34534325.50%
Black1,07822520.87%
Native42821450.00%

29.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.99%

Male Poverty Rate

31.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laredo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laredo is Native, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laredo is White, with 11.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.48%
High School25.53%
Some College14.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.03%
Male Unemployed24.09%
Female Employed15.55%
Male Employed12.13%

Laredo Income

Laredo Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,351$60,911
Families$47,171$65,077
Married Families$60,288$79,102
Non Families$23,333$39,461

Laredo Marital Status

Laredo Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Laredo Married by Age and Sex

Laredo 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 35-44.

Laredo Marital Status by Race

Laredo Veterans

4,924

Number of Veterans

4,528

Male Veterans

396

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,790
First Gulf War998
Second Gulf War789
Korea481
World War II110
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,404
35 to 541,211
75+924
55 to 64871
18 to 34514
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6932.89%
Hispanic3,9682.44%
Other1081.86%
Black527.56%
2 or More505.90%
Indian205.54%
Asian10.09%

$Laredo Veterans by Education

10.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laredo Employment Status

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Laredo Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.06%

Born in Texas

73.76%

Native Born

26.24%

Foreign Born

18.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

73.76% of Laredo residents were born in the United States, with 67.06% having been born in Texas. 18.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020264,7031,5320.58%
2019263,1711,5320.59%
2018261,6392,0050.77%
2017259,6341,5320.59%
2016258,1022,5641.00%
2015255,5382,5211.00%
2014253,0173,1951.28%
2013249,8223,9451.60%
2012245,8774,6111.91%
2011241,2664,4071.86%
2010236,85960,2832.98%
2000176,57653,6773.69%
1990122,89931,4503.00%
198091,44922,4252.85%
197069,0248,3461.30%
196060,6788,7681.57%
195051,91012,6362.83%
194039,2746,6561.87%
193032,6189,9083.69%
192022,7107,8554.34%
191014,8551,4261.01%
190013,4292,1101.72%
189011,3197,79812.39%
18803,5210.00%