Slaton, Texas Population 2021

5,874
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Slaton is a city located in Lubbock County Texas. With a 2020 population of 5,874, it is the 330th largest city in Texas and the 4341st largest city in the United States . Slaton is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually and its population has decreased by -4.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,121 in 2010. Slaton reached it's highest population of 6,804 in 1980. Spanning over 5 miles, Slaton has a population density of 1,091 people per square mile.

The average household income in Slaton is $55,339 with a poverty rate of 17.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $761 per month, and the median house value is $74,100. The median age in Slaton is 36.4 years, 39.5 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Slaton Demographics

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

  • White: 85.67%
  • Other race: 7.10%
  • Black or African American: 3.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.14%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Slaton, Texas is 5,874 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,898.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,121.

Slaton, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,10685.67%
Some Other Race4237.10%
Black or African American2203.69%
Two or More Races1873.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.40%
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Slaton Population by Race

Slaton Population Pyramid $2021

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Slaton Median Age

36.4


Total

39.5


Male

32.8


Female

Slaton Adults

There are 4,296 adults, (1,145 of whom are seniors) in Slaton.

Slaton Age Dependency

89.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Slaton Sex Ratio

Female

3,282

55.07%

Male

2,678

44.93%

Slaton Population by Age

Slaton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Slaton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All63.8%36.2%
Non Family62.2%37.8%
Female38.2%61.8%
Male15.8%84.2%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Slaton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3072.5563.8
Married9023.0785.8
Non Family8181.0662.2
Female4353.8938.2
Male1523.6115.8

3.14

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Slaton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade39410.38%
9th to 12th Grade2837.46%
High School Graduate1,08828.67%
Some College1,06027.93%
Associates Degree3689.70%
Bachelors Degree45411.96%
Graduate Degree1483.90%
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Slaton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Slaton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,0451,886430
Hispanic1,463966158
Other Race34025483
Black20118014
2+ Races6262
Native American2424

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 other race people with a rate of 24.41%.

Slaton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,310$32,332$27,454
Less Than 9th Grade$13,875$31,645$2,500
High School Graduate$31,723$32,074$31,071
Some College$31,155$32,427$29,688
Bachelors Degree$$$43,281
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,310

Average Earnings

$32,332

Average Male

$27,454

Average Female

Slaton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Slaton Language by Age

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Slaton Language

81.76% of Slaton residents speak only English, while 18.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.34% of the population.

Slaton Language

Slaton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,87685229.62%
White2,7141365.01%
Other42312629.79%
Black211178.06%
Multiple18773.74%

17.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.35%

Male Poverty Rate

20.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Slaton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Slaton is Other, with 29.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Slaton is Multiple, with 3.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.71%.

Slaton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.56%
Some College13.70%
High School7.90%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Slaton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.26%
Female Employed9.85%
Male Employed6.52%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Slaton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Slaton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,295$55,339
Families$39,968$64,477
Married Families$73,000-
Non Families$30,299$30,328
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Income by Household Type

Slaton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Slaton Married by Age and Sex

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Slaton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Slaton Marital Status by Race

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Slaton Marital Status

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392

Number of Veterans

382

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam189
First Gulf War64
Korea59
World War II44
Second Gulf War38

Slaton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74174
75+141
35 to 5460
55 to 6417
18 to 34

Slaton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3178.64%
Hispanic543.38%
Other Race3911.47%
Black2612.94%
Native American1041.67%

Slaton Veterans by Race

Slaton Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Slaton Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Slaton Employment by Age

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Slaton Employment by Race

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Slaton 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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78.05%

Born in Slaton

96.39%

Native Born

3.61%

Foreign Born

3.32%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.39% of Slaton residents were born in the United States, with 78.05% having been born in Texas. 3.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Slaton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,874-8-0.14%
20205,882-8-0.14%
20195,890-8-0.14%
20185,898-61-1.02%
20175,959-70-1.16%
20166,029-9-0.15%
20156,038-13-0.21%
20146,051-22-0.36%
20136,073-11-0.18%
20126,084-36-0.59%
20116,120-6-0.10%
20106,126170.03%
20006,109310.05%
19906,078-726-1.12%
19806,8042210.33%
19706,583150.02%
19606,5681,5322.69%
19505,0361,4493.45%
19403,587-289-0.77%
19303,8760.00%

Slaton Population by Year