Laredo, Texas Population 2022

259,027
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Laredo is a city located in Webb County Texas. It is also the county seat of Webb County. With a 2020 population of 259,027, 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 but its population has decreased by -0.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 260,571 in 2020. Spanning over 107 miles, Laredo has a population density of 2,450 people per square mile.

The average household income in Laredo is $64,705 with a poverty rate of 23.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $858 per month, and the median house value is $140,100. The median age in Laredo is 28.9 years, 27.6 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 Laredowas:

  • 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 259,027 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 260,571.

Laredo, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Laredo Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Laredo Population by Race

Laredo Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Laredo Sex Ratio

Female

132,874

50.99%

Male

127,697

49.01%

Laredo Population by Age

Laredo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laredo Household Types

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laredo Households and Families

4.05

Average Family Size

3.56

Average Household Size

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Laredo Households by Type

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Laredo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laredo Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.49%.

Laredo Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,989

Average Earnings

$37,842

Average Male

$23,057

Average Female

Laredo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laredo Language by Age

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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

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23.90%

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 Asian, with 27.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laredo is Other, with NaN% 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

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Laredo Poverty Rate by Education

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Laredo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laredo Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Laredo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

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 Over 65, 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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5,196

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Laredo Veterans by War

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Laredo Veterans by Age

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Laredo Veterans by Race

Laredo Veterans by Education

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7.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laredo Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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67.26%

Born in Laredo

74.43%

Native Born

25.57%

Foreign Born

17.84%

Non Citizen

7.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.43% of Laredo residents were born in the United States, with 67.26% having been born in Texas. 17.84% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Laredo Population by Year