Penitas, Texas Population 2021

4,624
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Penitas is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. With a 2020 population of 4,624, it is the 385th largest city in Texas and the 4981st largest city in the United States . Penitas is currently declining at a rate of -0.99% annually but its population has increased by 5.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,403 in 2010. Penitas reached it's highest population of 4,799 in 2016. Spanning over 4 miles, Penitas has a population density of 1,170 people per square mile.

The average household income in Penitas is $59,587 with a poverty rate of 24.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $124,500. The median age in Penitas is 21.7 years, 21.2 years for males, and 25.7 years for females.

Penitas Demographics

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

  • White: 93.56%
  • Other race: 4.53%
  • Asian: 1.91%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Penitas, Texas is 4,624 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,762.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,403.

Penitas, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,46293.56%
Some Other Race2164.53%
Asian911.91%
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Penitas Population by Race

Penitas Population Pyramid $2021

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Penitas Median Age

21.7


Total

21.2


Male

25.7


Female

Penitas Adults

There are 2,813 adults, (318 of whom are seniors) in Penitas.

Penitas Age Dependency

91.1

Age Dependency Ratio

12.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

78.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Penitas Sex Ratio

Female

2,286

47.93%

Male

2,483

52.07%

Penitas Population by Age

Penitas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Penitas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married88.5%11.5%
All83.4%16.6%
Non Family75%25%
Female71.4%28.6%

83.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Penitas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1504.1583.4
Married7554.4388.5
Female2385.0371.4
Non Family1441.2375
Male134100

4.49

Average Family Size

4.15

Average Household Size

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Penitas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade31813.92%
9th to 12th Grade67929.73%
High School Graduate75633.10%
Some College27011.82%
Associates Degree251.09%
Bachelors Degree2038.89%
Graduate Degree331.44%
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Penitas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Penitas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic2,1461,208184
Other Race1155319
Asian914040
White473912

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 82.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.96%.

Penitas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,803$36,130$20,327
Less Than 9th Grade$32,074$35,994$
High School Graduate$$40,592$16,293
Some College$$29,295$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,803

Average Earnings

$36,130

Average Male

$20,327

Average Female

Penitas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Penitas Language by Age

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Penitas Language

8.17% of Penitas residents speak only English, while 91.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 89.76% of the population.

Penitas Language

Penitas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,5921,14724.98%
Other21611754.17%
White8689.30%

24.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.52%

Male Poverty Rate

24.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Penitas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Penitas is Other, with 54.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Penitas is White, with 9.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.40%.

Penitas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.57%
Some College13.56%
High School11.51%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Penitas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed67.07%
Female Employed5.87%
Male Employed4.74%

Penitas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Penitas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,632$59,587
Families$44,881$58,649
Married Families$47,097-
Non Families-$49,288
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Income by Household Type

Penitas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Penitas Married by Age and Sex

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Penitas 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 45-54.

Penitas Marital Status by Race

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Penitas Marital Status

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11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
World War II
Korea
Vietnam
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Penitas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+6
35 to 545
65 to 74
55 to 64
18 to 34

Penitas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic110.41%
White110.43%

Penitas Veterans by Race

Penitas Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Penitas Veterans by Education

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55.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Penitas Employment by Age

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Penitas Employment by Race

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Penitas 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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66.55%

Born in Penitas

73.98%

Native Born

26.02%

Foreign Born

16.65%

Non Citizen

9.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.98% of Penitas residents were born in the United States, with 66.55% having been born in Texas. 16.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Penitas Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,624-46-0.99%
20204,670-46-0.98%
20194,716-46-0.97%
20184,762-37-0.77%
20174,7990.00%
20164,799360.76%
20154,763671.43%
20144,696751.62%
20134,621901.99%
20124,531761.71%
20114,455851.95%
20104,3700.00%

Penitas Population by Year