Little Elm, Texas Population 2021

60,090
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Little Elm is a city located in Denton County Texas. With a 2020 population of 60,090, it is the 63rd largest city in Texas and the 636th largest city in the United States . Little Elm is currently growing at a rate of 6.15% annually and its population has increased by 132.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,898 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, Little Elm has a population density of 3,372 people per square mile.

The average household income in Little Elm is $110,185 with a poverty rate of 5.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,660 per month, and the median house value is $255,200. The median age in Little Elm is 34.4 years, 32.5 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Little Elm Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Little Elmwas:

  • White: 64.92%
  • Black or African American: 17.94%
  • Asian: 6.03%
  • Two or more races: 5.63%
  • Other race: 4.79%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Little Elm, Texas is 60,090 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 60,090.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,898.

Little Elm, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,84264.92%
Black or African American8,24817.94%
Asian2,7716.03%
Two or More Races2,5875.63%
Some Other Race2,2024.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native2460.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander710.15%
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Little Elm Population by Race

Little Elm Population Pyramid $2021

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Little Elm Median Age

34.4


Total

32.5


Male

35.8


Female

Little Elm Adults

There are 31,888 adults, (3,159 of whom are seniors) in Little Elm.

Little Elm Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

11

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49

Child Dependency Ratio

Little Elm Sex Ratio

Female

22,862

49.74%

Male

23,105

50.26%

Little Elm Population by Age

Little Elm Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Little Elm Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family60.9%39.1%
Male65.6%34.4%
Female69.6%30.4%
All76.5%23.5%
Married84.1%15.9%

76.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Little Elm Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,4683.1876.5
Married8,9443.5884.1
Non Family2,9501.2760.9
Female1,5344.0369.6
Male1,0403.965.6

3.5

Average Family Size

3.18

Average Household Size

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Little Elm Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6362.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,4154.91%
High School Graduate5,36518.60%
Some College6,70323.24%
Associates Degree2,2817.91%
Bachelors Degree7,89727.38%
Graduate Degree4,54315.75%
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Little Elm Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Little Elm Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,30214,6366,685
Hispanic5,7674,7341,366
Black4,9604,7292,467
Asian2,0882,0171,582
Other Race1,5851,259382
2+ Races891737398
Native American12012014
Islander4646

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.77%.

Little Elm Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,910$59,865$45,810
Less Than 9th Grade$28,060$45,746$25,541
High School Graduate$34,757$44,741$23,808
Some College$46,929$53,258$42,114
Bachelors Degree$59,985$79,699$44,641
Graduate Degree$86,042$89,367$81,612

$53,910

Average Earnings

$59,865

Average Male

$45,810

Average Female

Little Elm Earnings by Educational Attainment

Little Elm Language by Age

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Little Elm Language

72.24% of Little Elm residents speak only English, while 27.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.55% of the population.

Little Elm Language

Little Elm Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,4411,1204.99%
Hispanic10,3511,09810.61%
Multiple2,5871134.37%
Black8,2481031.25%
Other2,2021034.68%
Asian2,771270.97%

5.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.26%

Male Poverty Rate

5.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Little Elm

The race most likely to be in poverty in Little Elm is Hispanic, with 10.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Little Elm is Asian, with 0.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.63%.

Little Elm Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.33%
High School4.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.30%
Some College3.26%

Little Elm Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed15.03%
Male Unemployed12.19%
Male Employed1.78%
Female Employed1.26%

Little Elm Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Little Elm Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$98,803$110,185
Families$104,993$119,781
Married Families$120,975-
Non Families$44,048$59,322
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Income by Household Type

Little Elm Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Little Elm Married by Age and Sex

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Little Elm Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Little Elm Marital Status by Race

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Little Elm Marital Status

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2,204

Number of Veterans

1,982

Male Veterans

222

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War753
Second Gulf War657
Vietnam383
Korea57
World War II21

Little Elm Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,058
55 to 64444
65 to 74345
75+244
18 to 34113

Little Elm Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6968.10%
Black3606.12%
Hispanic2824.27%
Other Race995.59%
Native American2316.20%
Asian140.65%
Islander1226.09%

Little Elm Veterans by Race

Little Elm Veterans by Education

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4.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Little Elm Veterans by Education

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77.3%

Labor Force Participation

73%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Little Elm Employment by Age

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Little Elm Employment by Race

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Little Elm 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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43.20%

Born in Little Elm

81.34%

Native Born

18.66%

Foreign Born

11.21%

Non Citizen

7.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.34% of Little Elm residents were born in the United States, with 43.20% having been born in Texas. 11.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Little Elm Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202160,0903,4826.15%
202056,6083,4826.55%
201953,1263,4827.01%
201849,6443,6567.95%
201745,9883,3277.80%
201642,6614,22310.99%
201538,4382,9458.30%
201435,4932,5777.83%
201332,9163,89313.41%
201229,0231,3144.74%
201127,7091,5125.77%
201026,19722,55121.80%
20003,6460.00%

Little Elm Population by Year