Laredo, Texas Population 2021

265,761
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Laredo is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 265,761, 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 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 12.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 236,091 in 2010. Laredo reached it's highest population of 265,761 in 2021. Spanning over 107 miles, Laredo has a population density of 2,513 people per square mile.

The average household income in Laredo is $64,705 with a poverty rate of 26.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $851 per month, and the median house value is $129,900. The median age in Laredo is 28.9 years, 27.6 years for males, and 30 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 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: 95.79%
  • Other race: 2.48%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Two or more races: 0.50%
  • Black or African American: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Laredo, Texas is 265,761, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 260,856.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 236,091.

Laredo, Texas Population 2021

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021279,7161,5320.55%
2020278,1841,5320.55%
2019276,6521,5320.55%
2018275,1201,4290.52%
2017273,6911,3900.51%
2016272,3012,4360.89%
2015269,8652,4000.89%
2014267,4653,0351.13%
2013264,4303,8351.45%
2012260,5954,6601.79%
2011255,9354,5651.78%
2010251,3700.00%

Laredo Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White248,24595.79%
Some Other Race6,4342.48%
Asian1,3870.54%
Two or More Races1,3040.50%
Black or African American1,1820.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native5680.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.01%
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Laredo Population by Race

Laredo Population Pyramid 2021

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Laredo Median Age

28.9


Total

27.6


Male

30


Female

Laredo Adults

There are 173,526 adults, (23,890 of whom are seniors) in Laredo.

Laredo Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Laredo Sex Ratio

Female

132,405

51.09%

Male

126,746

48.91%

Laredo Population by Age

Laredo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laredo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.2%26.8%
All61.8%38.2%
Male53%47%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female48.5%51.5%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laredo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,0333.661.8
Married36,7814.2773.2
Female15,1924.248.5
Non Family14,0461.1749.6
Male5,0143.7253

4.11

Average Family Size

3.6

Average Household Size

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Laredo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,92217.34%
9th to 12th Grade20,22714.07%
High School Graduate36,43225.35%
Some College24,11016.77%
Associates Degree10,1887.09%
Bachelors Degree20,11513.99%
Graduate Degree7,7485.39%
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Laredo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laredo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic135,54691,46224,466
White6,5475,6742,545
Other Race4,4263,224938
Asian1,021916644
Multiple Races69146294
Black550487168
Native American410394142

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.08%.

Laredo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,514$36,419$22,567
Less Than High School$18,836$24,405$14,275
High School Grad$26,407$31,694$19,192
Some College$32,462$42,183$24,935
Bachelors Degree$50,275$52,233$46,965
Graduate Degree$64,380$77,083$56,626

$30,514

Average Earnings

$36,419

Average Male

$22,567

Average Female

Laredo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laredo Language by Age

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Laredo Language

10.38% of Laredo residents speak only English, while 89.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 88.98% of the population.

Laredo Language

Laredo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic244,03766,72427.34%
Other6,3881,28720.15%
White9,0921,01711.19%
Multiple1,26439030.85%
Asian1,37123216.92%
Black1,12121319.00%
Native56814926.23%

26.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.47%

Male Poverty Rate

28.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laredo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laredo is Multiple, with 30.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laredo is White, with 11.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.16%.

Laredo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.96%
High School22.70%
Some College12.67%
Bachelors or Greater4.54%

Laredo Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.45%
Male Unemployed24.61%
Female Employed14.57%
Male Employed10.93%

Laredo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laredo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,593$64,705
Families$50,838$69,069
Married Families$65,194$83,920
Non Families$24,830$40,689
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Income by Household Type

Laredo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Laredo Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Laredo Marital Status

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4,740

Number of Veterans

4,396

Male Veterans

344

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,677
Second Gulf War896
First Gulf War844
Korea432
World War II149

Laredo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,252
65 to 741,204
75+1,074
55 to 64809
18 to 34401

Laredo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5102.73%
Hispanic3,7962.31%
Other1282.53%
Black608.37%
2 or More323.62%
Indian91.94%
Asian10.09%

Laredo Veterans by Race

Laredo Veterans by Education

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10.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laredo Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Laredo Employment by Age

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Laredo Employment by Race

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Laredo 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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67.03%

Born in Texas

74.10%

Native Born

25.90%

Foreign Born

18.11%

Non Citizen

7.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.10% of Laredo residents were born in the United States, with 67.03% having been born in Texas. 18.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Laredo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021265,7611,6350.62%
2020264,1261,6350.62%
2019262,4911,6350.63%
2018260,8561,5320.59%
2017259,3241,4620.57%
2016257,8622,5911.01%
2015255,2712,5371.00%
2014252,7343,1321.25%
2013249,6023,8741.58%
2012245,7284,5331.88%
2011241,1954,3881.85%
2010236,80760,2312.98%
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%

Laredo Population by Year