Lufkin, Texas Population 2021

34,801
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Lufkin is a city located in Angelina County Texas. It is also the county seat of Angelina County. With a 2020 population of 34,801, it is the 96th largest city in Texas and the 1133rd largest city in the United States . Lufkin is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -0.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,067 in 2010. Lufkin reached it's highest population of 35,947 in 2012. Spanning over 34 miles, Lufkin has a population density of 1,017 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lufkin is $62,648 with a poverty rate of 20.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $856 per month, and the median house value is $116,800. The median age in Lufkin is 33.5 years, 31.3 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Lufkin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lufkin was:

  • White: 69.00%
  • Black or African American: 23.67%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Asian: 2.20%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Lufkin, Texas is 34,801 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,131.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,067.

Lufkin, Texas Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202186,525-95-0.11%
202086,620-95-0.11%
201986,715-95-0.11%
201886,810-762-0.88%
201787,572-110-0.13%
201687,682-147-0.17%
201587,8292620.30%
201487,5672550.29%
201387,312-197-0.23%
201287,5092120.24%
201187,2973920.45%
201086,9050.00%

Lufkin Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,47069.00%
Black or African American8,39423.67%
Some Other Race8112.29%
Two or More Races8032.26%
Asian7792.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native2030.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.01%
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Lufkin Population by Race

Lufkin Population Pyramid $2021

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Lufkin Median Age

33.5


Total

31.3


Male

36.2


Female

Lufkin Adults

There are 26,313 adults, (5,566 of whom are seniors) in Lufkin.

Lufkin Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lufkin Sex Ratio

Female

18,614

52.49%

Male

16,851

47.51%

Lufkin Population by Age

Lufkin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lufkin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
All52.1%47.9%
Male50.9%49.1%
Non Family38%62%
Female19.4%80.6%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lufkin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6612.752.1
Married5,8363.3974.3
Non Family4,0771.238
Female2,1823.619.4
Male5662.9250.9

3.32

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Lufkin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7317.58%
9th to 12th Grade2,63511.54%
High School Graduate6,25827.41%
Some College5,89525.82%
Associates Degree1,3696.00%
Bachelors Degree3,14013.75%
Graduate Degree1,8047.90%
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Lufkin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lufkin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,33410,3693,542
Black5,3034,362510
Hispanic5,2793,032650
Asian561383251
Other Race449229
2+ Races38836618
Native American1075811

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.74%.

Lufkin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,417$33,183$24,951
Less Than 9th Grade$25,935$30,360$18,030
High School Graduate$24,608$28,897$20,622
Some College$27,537$31,211$24,667
Bachelors Degree$51,536$64,458$43,869
Graduate Degree$64,202$72,379$54,979

$30,417

Average Earnings

$33,183

Average Male

$24,951

Average Female

Lufkin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lufkin Language by Age

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Lufkin Language

74.65% of Lufkin residents speak only English, while 25.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.21% of the population.

Lufkin Language

Lufkin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,4963,01328.71%
Black8,2092,56331.22%
White14,2031,56211.00%
Other80612815.88%
Multiple80311113.82%
Asian774536.85%

20.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.25%

Male Poverty Rate

21.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lufkin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lufkin is Black, with 31.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lufkin is Asian, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.81%.

Lufkin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.17%
High School22.60%
Some College11.09%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%

Lufkin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.49%
Male Unemployed14.99%
Male Employed10.56%
Female Employed10.25%

Lufkin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lufkin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,588$62,648
Families$58,294$73,663
Married Families$68,386-
Non Families$24,804$36,322
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Income by Household Type

Lufkin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lufkin Married by Age and Sex

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Lufkin Marriage

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

Lufkin Marital Status by Race

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Lufkin Marital Status

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2,193

Number of Veterans

2,007

Male Veterans

186

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam668
Second Gulf War642
First Gulf War583
Korea160
World War II87

Lufkin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54542
65 to 74510
18 to 34468
75+449
55 to 64224

Lufkin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7009.30%
Black3515.59%
Hispanic2964.48%
2+ Races9323.48%
Other Race345.39%
Asian152.65%

Lufkin Veterans by Race

Lufkin Veterans by Education

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11.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lufkin Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lufkin Employment by Age

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Lufkin Employment by Race

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Lufkin 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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72.91%

Born in Lufkin

88.77%

Native Born

11.23%

Foreign Born

8.23%

Non Citizen

3.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.77% of Lufkin residents were born in the United States, with 72.91% having been born in Texas. 8.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lufkin Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134,801-110-0.32%
202034,911-110-0.31%
201935,021-110-0.31%
201835,131-468-1.31%
201735,599-133-0.37%
201635,732-165-0.46%
201535,897420.12%
201435,8551060.30%
201335,749-198-0.55%
201235,9475941.68%
201135,3531960.56%
201035,1572,4480.72%
200032,7092,5030.80%
199030,2061,6440.56%
198028,5625,5132.17%
197023,0495,4082.71%
196017,6412,5061.54%
195015,1355,5684.69%
19409,5672,2562.73%
19307,3112,4334.13%
19204,8782,1295.90%
19102,7492,24918.58%
19005000.00%

Lufkin Population by Year