Muleshoe, Texas Population 2021

4,989
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Muleshoe is a city located in Bailey County Texas. It is also the county seat of Bailey County. With a 2020 population of 4,989, it is the 365th largest city in Texas and the 4776th largest city in the United States . Muleshoe is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -3.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,158 in 2010. Muleshoe reached it's highest population of 5,192 in 2015. Spanning over 3 miles, Muleshoe has a population density of 1,454 people per square mile.

The average household income in Muleshoe is $63,453 with a poverty rate of 7.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $691 per month, and the median house value is $67,000. The median age in Muleshoe is 31 years, 31.4 years for males, and 30.2 years for females.

Muleshoe Demographics

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

  • White: 80.91%
  • Other race: 16.44%
  • Native American: 1.38%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Black or African American: 0.43%
  • Two or more races: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Muleshoe, Texas is 4,989 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,034.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,158.

Muleshoe, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,69180.91%
Some Other Race95316.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native801.38%
Asian460.79%
Black or African American250.43%
Two or More Races30.05%
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Muleshoe Population by Race

Muleshoe Population Pyramid $2021

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Muleshoe Median Age

31


Total

31.4


Male

30.2


Female

Muleshoe Adults

There are 4,032 adults, (764 of whom are seniors) in Muleshoe.

Muleshoe Age Dependency

77.4

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54

Child Dependency Ratio

Muleshoe Sex Ratio

Female

2,903

50.07%

Male

2,895

49.93%

Muleshoe Population by Age

Muleshoe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Muleshoe Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female91.3%8.7%
Married79.5%20.5%
All77.7%22.3%
Non Family68.9%31.1%
Male58.4%41.6%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Muleshoe Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5703.5677.7
Married8484.0379.5
Non Family3921.0968.9
Female2535.1391.3
Male775.7858.4

3.98

Average Family Size

3.56

Average Household Size

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Muleshoe Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2647.80%
9th to 12th Grade43712.91%
High School Graduate1,26437.35%
Some College60517.88%
Associates Degree2076.12%
Bachelors Degree44813.24%
Graduate Degree1594.70%
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Muleshoe Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Muleshoe Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,9861,34832
White1,2641,209495
Other Race61939624
Native American808080
Asian4646
Black8
2+ Races33

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Muleshoe Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,207$40,229$29,070
Less Than 9th Grade$25,282$26,008$19,464
High School Graduate$31,004$40,532$23,841
Some College$33,611$27,250$36,214
Bachelors Degree$60,893$71,190$42,096
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,207

Average Earnings

$40,229

Average Male

$29,070

Average Female

Muleshoe Earnings by Educational Attainment

Muleshoe Language by Age

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Muleshoe Language

49.24% of Muleshoe residents speak only English, while 50.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.63% of the population.

Muleshoe Language

Muleshoe Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,65237910.38%
Asian4646100.00%
White1,700100.59%

7.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.18%

Male Poverty Rate

9.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muleshoe

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muleshoe is White, with 0.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.24%.

Muleshoe Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School11.53%
Less Than 9th Grade3.76%
Some College1.93%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Muleshoe Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed6.77%
Male Employed1.69%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Muleshoe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muleshoe Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,727$63,453
Families$57,250$70,432
Married Families$75,139-
Non Families$26,359$30,976
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Income by Household Type

Muleshoe Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Muleshoe Married by Age and Sex

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Muleshoe 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.

Muleshoe Marital Status by Race

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Muleshoe Marital Status

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190

Number of Veterans

190

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam123
Korea28
World War II13
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Muleshoe Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+73
65 to 7463
55 to 6436
35 to 5418
18 to 34

Muleshoe Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1585.00%
Hispanic321.28%
Other Race324.45%

Muleshoe Veterans by Race

Muleshoe Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muleshoe Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Muleshoe Employment by Age

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Muleshoe Employment by Race

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Muleshoe 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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68.95%

Born in Muleshoe

85.20%

Native Born

14.80%

Foreign Born

9.92%

Non Citizen

4.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.20% of Muleshoe residents were born in the United States, with 68.95% having been born in Texas. 9.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Muleshoe Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,989-15-0.30%
20205,004-15-0.30%
20195,019-15-0.30%
20185,034-40-0.79%
20175,074-97-1.88%
20165,171-21-0.40%
20155,1921783.55%
20145,014-114-2.22%
20135,128-8-0.16%
20125,136-25-0.48%
20115,161100.19%
20105,1516211.29%
20004,530-41-0.09%
19904,571-271-0.57%
19804,8423170.68%
19704,5256541.57%
19603,8710.00%

Muleshoe Population by Year