Mexia, Texas Population 2021

7,372
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Mexia is a city located in Limestone County Texas. With a 2020 population of 7,372, it is the 293rd largest city in Texas and the 3835th largest city in the United States . Mexia is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually but its population has decreased by -1.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,459 in 2010. Mexia reached it's highest population of 7,541 in 2012. Spanning over 7 miles, Mexia has a population density of 1,024 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mexia is $52,036 with a poverty rate of 26.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $707 per month, and the median house value is $73,200. The median age in Mexia is 35.9 years, 30.8 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Mexia Demographics

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

  • White: 64.00%
  • Black or African American: 27.83%
  • Other race: 2.81%
  • Two or more races: 2.73%
  • Native American: 1.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.75%
  • Asian: 0.69%
The current population of Mexia, Texas is 7,372 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,330.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,459.

Mexia, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,70864.00%
Black or African American2,04727.83%
Some Other Race2072.81%
Two or More Races2012.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native871.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander550.75%
Asian510.69%
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Mexia Population by Race

Mexia Population Pyramid $2021

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Mexia Median Age

35.9


Total

30.8


Male

38.4


Female

Mexia Adults

There are 5,518 adults, (1,122 of whom are seniors) in Mexia.

Mexia Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mexia Sex Ratio

Female

3,693

50.20%

Male

3,663

49.80%

Mexia Population by Age

Mexia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mexia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
Male62.5%37.5%
All59.3%40.7%
Female45.1%54.9%
Non Family44.8%55.2%

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mexia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4862.7859.3
Married9373.780
Non Family9171.2344.8
Female4723.6445.1
Male1603.6962.5

3.57

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Mexia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade60312.59%
9th to 12th Grade66613.91%
High School Graduate1,52031.74%
Some College1,25726.25%
Associates Degree2415.03%
Bachelors Degree3797.91%
Graduate Degree1232.57%
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Mexia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mexia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,0241,572326
Black1,4041,168135
Hispanic1,18067535
Other Race15112610
Native American8780
2+ Races6761
Islander55
Asian27116

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 91.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.22%.

Mexia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,852$29,245$28,271
Less Than 9th Grade$25,840$27,031$18,250
High School Graduate$26,402$25,714$26,544
Some College$28,843$28,585$29,565
Bachelors Degree$42,039$50,125$33,750
Graduate Degree$33,750$31,553$57,292

$28,852

Average Earnings

$29,245

Average Male

$28,271

Average Female

Mexia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mexia Language by Age

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Mexia Language

70.92% of Mexia residents speak only English, while 29.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.54% of the population.

Mexia Language

Mexia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,30779134.29%
White2,47756022.61%
Black1,98344422.39%
Islander5555100.00%
Asian464086.96%
Other2072914.01%
Multiple2012713.43%

26.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.30%

Male Poverty Rate

26.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mexia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mexia is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mexia is Multiple, with 13.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.67%.

Mexia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.13%
High School18.85%
Some College16.05%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%

Mexia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed80.65%
Male Unemployed40.80%
Male Employed15.35%
Female Employed10.72%

Mexia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mexia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,565$52,036
Families$45,417$63,373
Married Families$58,220-
Non Families$22,656$29,700
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Income by Household Type

Mexia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mexia Married by Age and Sex

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Mexia 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 45-54.

Mexia Marital Status by Race

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Mexia Marital Status

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284

Number of Veterans

268

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam94
First Gulf War86
Second Gulf War85
Korea59
World War II3

Mexia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+112
55 to 6458
65 to 7454
35 to 5454
18 to 346

Mexia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1694.83%
Black1046.51%
2+ Races1111.83%
Hispanic20.14%

Mexia Veterans by Race

Mexia Veterans by Education

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10.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mexia Veterans by Education

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55.9%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Mexia Employment by Age

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Mexia Employment by Race

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Mexia 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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75.30%

Born in Mexia

86.09%

Native Born

13.91%

Foreign Born

9.71%

Non Citizen

4.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.09% of Mexia residents were born in the United States, with 75.30% having been born in Texas. 9.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mexia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,372140.19%
20207,358140.19%
20197,344140.19%
20187,330-24-0.33%
20177,354-39-0.53%
20167,393-13-0.18%
20157,406-39-0.52%
20147,445-1-0.01%
20137,446-95-1.26%
20127,541480.64%
20117,493160.21%
20107,4779141.31%
20006,563-370-0.55%
19906,933-161-0.23%
19807,0941,1511.79%
19705,943-178-0.29%
19606,121-506-0.79%
19506,6272170.33%
19406,410-169-0.26%
19306,5793,0976.57%
19203,4827882.60%
19102,6940.00%

Mexia Population by Year