Poetry, Texas Population 2024

1,599

Poetry is a city located in Texas. Poetry has a 2024 population of 1,599. Poetry is currently growing at a rate of 2.63% annually and its population has increased by 11.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,435 in 2020.

The average household income in Poetry is $125,788 with a poverty rate of 2.45%. The median age in Poetry is 43.7 years: 30.9 years for males, and 48.9 years for females.

Poetry Demographics

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

  • White: 96.89%
  • Two or more races: 1.85%
  • Other race: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.13%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
384.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.43% (164)
The current population of Poetry, Texas is 1,599 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,435.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,46696.89%
Two or more races281.85%
Other race90.59%
Native American80.53%
Black or African American20.13%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Poetry Population by Race

Poetry Population Pyramid 2024

Poetry Median Age

43.7

Total

30.9

Male

48.9

Female

Poetry Adults

There are 975 adults, (226 of whom are seniors) in Poetry.

Poetry Age Dependency

102

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

71.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Poetry Sex Ratio

Female73448.51%
Male77951.49%

Poetry Population by Age

Poetry Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4883.197.12.9
Married3683.651000
Non Family1061.1586.813.2
Female143.431000
Male0000

3.64

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

97.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Poetry Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade70.78%
Associates Degree13515.05%
Bachelors Degree25328.21%
Graduate Degree18620.74%
High School Graduate18420.51%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College13214.72%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Poetry Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poetry Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White821814429
Hispanic383810
2+ Races28280
Other Race999
Native American880
Black220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Poetry Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$55,451
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$68,500$115,927$0
Some College$89,635$115,202$87,969

$68,500

Average Earnings

$115,927

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Poetry Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poetry Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Poetry Language

92.24% of Poetry residents speak only English, while 7.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.21% of the population.

Poetry Language

Poetry Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,437352.44%
Black22100%

2.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.93%

Male Poverty Rate

3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poetry

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poetry is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poetry is White, with 2.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.89%.

Poetry Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College8.61%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%
High School1.09%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Poetry Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed13.33%
Male Employed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Poetry Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poetry Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$147,188$144,642
Households$121,413$125,788
Married Families$170,833$-999,999,999
Non Families-$57,785

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Poetry Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.1%

Male Marriage Rate

65.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Poetry Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Poetry 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.

Poetry Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Poetry Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

57

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam21
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Poetry Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6424
65 to 7421
75+12
18 to 340
35 to 540

Poetry Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White495.28%
Native American8100%

Poetry Veterans by Race

Poetry Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poetry Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Poetry Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Poetry Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Poetry Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.2%

Born in Poetry

94.91%

Native Born

5.09%

Foreign Born

4.36%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.91% of Poetry residents were born in the United States, with 77.2% having been born in Texas. 4.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Poetry Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,804412.33%
20281,763412.38%
20271,722412.44%
20261,681412.5%
20251,640412.56%
20241,599412.63%
20231,558523.45%
20221,506412.8%
20211,465302.09%
20201,4351,435Infinity
201900NaN
201800NaN
201700NaN
201600NaN
201500NaN
201400NaN
201300NaN
201200NaN
201100NaN
2010000%

Poetry Population by Year