Refugio, Texas Population 2021

2,680
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Refugio is a city located in Refugio County Texas. It is also the county seat of Refugio County. With a 2020 population of 2,680, it is the 517th largest city in Texas and the 6606th largest city in the United States . Refugio is currently declining at a rate of -1.00% annually and its population has decreased by -7.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,890 in 2010. Refugio reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Refugio has a population density of 1,704 people per square mile.

The average household income in Refugio is $65,172 with a poverty rate of 21.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $583 per month, and the median house value is $78,300. The median age in Refugio is 37.3 years, 33.5 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Refugio Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Refugiowas:

  • White: 72.70%
  • Black or African American: 13.22%
  • Two or more races: 7.66%
  • Other race: 6.17%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Asian: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Refugio, Texas is 2,680 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,734.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,890.

Refugio, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,04072.70%
Black or African American37113.22%
Two or More Races2157.66%
Some Other Race1736.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.18%
Asian20.07%
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Refugio Population by Race

Refugio Population Pyramid $2021

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Refugio Median Age

37.3


Total

33.5


Male

39.8


Female

Refugio Adults

There are 2,066 adults, (526 of whom are seniors) in Refugio.

Refugio Age Dependency

82.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Refugio Sex Ratio

Female

1,429

50.93%

Male

1,377

49.07%

Refugio Population by Age

Refugio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Refugio Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female32.1%67.9%
Male42.9%57.1%
Non Family54.5%45.5%
All61.5%38.5%
Married81.9%18.1%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Refugio Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9722.7861.5
Married3923.7981.9
Non Family3651.0854.5
Female1314.3432.1
Male84342.9

3.67

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Refugio Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade895.11%
9th to 12th Grade21212.17%
High School Graduate73542.19%
Some College38321.99%
Associates Degree1408.04%
Bachelors Degree1126.43%
Graduate Degree714.08%
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Refugio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Refugio Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic86969217
White663609149
Black1931237
2+ Races10610610
Other Race9273
Native American55
Asian22

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 white people with a rate of 22.47%.

Refugio Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,571$50,278$23,409
Less Than 9th Grade$21,667$22,308$20,909
High School Graduate$22,169$26,667$20,000
Some College$52,978$55,500$31,250
Bachelors Degree$52,250$54,063$43,462
Graduate Degree$63,667$$63,750

$35,571

Average Earnings

$50,278

Average Male

$23,409

Average Female

Refugio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Refugio Language by Age

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Refugio Language

72.74% of Refugio residents speak only English, while 27.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.99% of the population.

Refugio Language

Refugio Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,51934022.38%
Black35818050.28%
Multiple21210147.64%
White803506.23%
Other1711810.53%

21.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.70%

Male Poverty Rate

21.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Refugio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Refugio is Black, with 50.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Refugio is White, with 6.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.02%.

Refugio Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.26%
High School21.68%
Some College5.89%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Refugio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed76.19%
Female Employed11.25%
Male Employed4.73%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Refugio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Refugio Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,929$65,172
Families$63,359$67,183
Married Families$69,808-
Non Families$24,663$55,845
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Income by Household Type

Refugio Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Refugio Married by Age and Sex

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Refugio 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 35-44.

Refugio Marital Status by Race

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Refugio Marital Status

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166

Number of Veterans

147

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam50
Second Gulf War38
First Gulf War35
Korea20
World War II2

Refugio Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+60
65 to 7438
35 to 5435
18 to 3433
55 to 64

Refugio Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White905.77%
Hispanic797.40%
Black4315.99%
2+ Races3331.13%

Refugio Veterans by Race

Refugio Veterans by Education

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8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Refugio Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Refugio Employment by Age

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Refugio Employment by Race

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Refugio 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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87.74%

Born in Refugio

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.75% of Refugio residents were born in the United States, with 87.74% having been born in Texas. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Refugio Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,680-27-1.00%
20202,707-27-0.99%
20192,734-27-0.98%
20182,761-58-2.06%
20172,819-40-1.40%
20162,859-12-0.42%
20152,871-4-0.14%
20142,875321.13%
20132,84380.28%
20122,835-27-0.94%
20112,862-26-0.90%
20102,888-53-0.18%
20002,941-217-0.71%
19903,158-740-2.08%
19803,898-442-1.07%
19704,340-604-1.29%
19604,9442780.58%
19504,6665891.36%
19404,0770.00%

Refugio Population by Year