Laredo, Texas Population 2024

256,895

Laredo is a city located in Webb County Texas. Laredo has a 2024 population of 256,895. It is also the county seat of Webb County. Laredo is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 255,479 in 2020.

The average household income in Laredo is $79,486 with a poverty rate of 20.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Laredo is 29.3 years, 28.5 years for males, and 30.2 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: 53.45%
  • Two or more races: 39.45%
  • Other race: 5.76%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
106.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,404.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.55% (1,416)
The current population of Laredo, Texas is 256,895 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 255,479.

Laredo, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White136,45053.45%
Two or more races100,71539.45%
Other race14,6995.76%
Asian1,3940.55%
Black or African American1,2980.51%
Native American7370.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

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 2024

Laredo Median Age

29.3

Total

28.5

Male

30.2

Female

Laredo Adults

There are 174,122 adults, (24,436 of whom are seniors) in Laredo.

Laredo Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Laredo Sex Ratio

Female128,86250.48%
Male126,43149.52%

Laredo Population by Age

Laredo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All74,3803.3962.737.3
Married38,3194.0276.523.5
Female16,3313.8847.452.6
Non Family14,7001.1746.953.1
Male5,0303.5454.245.8

3.85

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Laredo Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade21,88415.23%
9th to 12th Grade21,62215.04%
High School Graduate31,14021.67%
Some College27,28818.99%
Associates Degree11,5318.02%
Bachelors Degree21,53614.98%
Graduate Degree8,7226.07%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic135,74893,35927,254
2+ Races57,56739,28410,819
Other Race8,7705,7101,576
White5,8165,0441,985
Asian936853557
Black748684344
Native American499408178

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.51%.

Laredo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,473$45,623$27,256
Less Than 9th Grade$25,201$32,314$17,268
High School Graduate$32,270$39,376$25,615
Some College$37,686$49,574$27,289
Bachelors Degree$57,612$67,227$50,397
Graduate Degree$71,063$87,632$64,916

$36,473

Average Earnings

$45,623

Average Male

$27,256

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

11.46% of Laredo residents speak only English, while 88.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 87.73% of the population.

Laredo Language

Laredo Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic241,10051,06921.18%
Multiple99,85620,22820.26%
Other14,5713,13421.51%
White7,8981,00812.76%
Asian1,35741130.29%
Black1,19213911.66%
Native6988812.61%

20.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.91%

Male Poverty Rate

22.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laredo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laredo is Asian, with 30.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laredo is Black, with 11.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.02%.

Laredo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.08%
High School17.27%
Some College11.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.93%

Laredo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.84%
Male Unemployed20.02%
Female Employed12.93%
Male Employed9.91%

Laredo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laredo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$60,928$79,486
Families$66,315$84,217
Married Families$84,254$101,956
Non Families$28,906$50,099

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Laredo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

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 55-64, 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

4,748

Number of Veterans

4,538

Male Veterans

210

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,287
Second Gulf War1,269
First Gulf War1,104
Korea537
World War II120

Laredo Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 541,527
75+1,124
55 to 64928
65 to 74869
18 to 34300

Laredo Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Hispanic3,9272.38%
White2,7322.97%
2+ Races1,6192.33%
Other Race3443.35%
Black525.76%
Native American10.19%

Laredo Veterans by Race

Laredo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laredo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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

67.96%

Born in Laredo

74.9%

Native Born

25.1%

Foreign Born

16.76%

Non Citizen

8.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.9% of Laredo residents were born in the United States, with 67.96% having been born in Texas. 16.76% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029258,6653540.14%
2028258,3113540.14%
2027257,9573540.14%
2026257,6033540.14%
2025257,2493540.14%
2024256,8953540.14%
2023256,5413540.14%
2022256,1872920.11%
2021255,8954160.16%
2020255,479-6,721-2.56%
2019262,2001,7470.67%
2018260,4531,4540.56%
2017258,9991,3990.54%
2016257,6002,6061.02%
2015254,9942,4720.98%
2014252,5223,0721.23%
2013249,4503,8301.56%
2012245,6204,4821.86%
2011241,1384,3371.83%
2010236,80160,22534.11%
2000176,57653,67743.68%
1990122,89931,45034.39%
198091,44922,42532.49%
197069,0248,34613.75%
196060,6788,76816.89%
195051,91012,63632.17%
194039,2746,65620.41%
193032,6189,90843.63%
192022,7107,85552.88%
191014,8551,42610.62%
190013,4292,11018.64%
189011,3197,798221.47%
18803,52100%
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Laredo Population by Year