Laredo, Texas Population 2023

260,938

Laredo is a city located in Webb County Texas. It is also the county seat of Webb County. With a 2023 population of 260,938, it is the 12th largest city in Texas and the 89th largest city in the United States.Laredo is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 2.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 255,205 in 2020. Spanning over 107 miles, Laredo has a population density of 2,468 people per square mile.

The average household income in Laredo is $64,705 with a poverty rate of 32.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Laredo is 28.9 years, 27.8 years for males, and 30 years for females.

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: 80.99%
  • Two or more races: 14.76%
  • Other race: 3.04%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Black or African American: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Laredo, Texas is 260,938 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 255,205.

Laredo, Texas Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Laredo Population by Race

Laredo Population Pyramid 2023

Laredo Median Age

28.9

Total

27.8

Male

30

Female

Laredo Adults

There are 174,900 adults, (24,208 of whom are seniors) in Laredo.

Laredo Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Laredo Sex Ratio

Female132,87450.99%
Male127,69749.01%

Laredo Population by Age

Laredo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

4.05

Average Family Size

3.56

Average Household Size

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Laredo Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Laredo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laredo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 82.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.77%.

Laredo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$30,989

Average Earnings

$37,842

Average Male

$23,057

Average Female

Laredo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laredo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Laredo Language

9.62% of Laredo residents speak only English, while 90.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 89.69% of the population.

Laredo Language

Laredo Poverty by Race

rate

32.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.69%

Male Poverty Rate

26.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laredo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laredo is Hispanic, with 33.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laredo is White, with 16.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.66%.

Laredo Poverty

Laredo Poverty Rate by Education

Laredo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laredo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Laredo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Laredo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Laredo 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.

Laredo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Laredo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,196

Number of Veterans

4,932

Male Veterans

264

Female Veterans

Laredo Veterans by War

Laredo Veterans by Age

count

Laredo Veterans by Race

Laredo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laredo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Laredo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Laredo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Laredo 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

68.67%

Born in Laredo

75.99%

Native Born

26.11%

Foreign Born

18.22%

Non Citizen

7.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.99% of Laredo residents were born in the United States, with 68.67% having been born in Texas. 18.22% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Laredo Population by Year