Zapata, Texas Population 2022

5,441
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Zapata is a city located in Zapata County Texas. Zapata has a 2020 population of 5,441. It is also the county seat of Zapata County. Zapata is currently growing at a rate of 0.54% annually and its population has increased by 1.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,383 in 2010.

The average household income in Zapata is $50,577 with a poverty rate of 22.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $407 per month, and the median house value is $110,500. The median age in Zapata is 34.3 years, 27.1 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Zapata Demographics

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

  • White: 81.66%
  • Two or more races: 12.57%
  • Other race: 5.77%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Zapata, Texas is 5,441 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,383.

Zapata, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201014,0870.00%
201114,2271400.98%
201214,276490.34%
201314,3851090.76%
201414,376-9-0.06%
201514,4931170.81%
201614,446-47-0.33%
201714,254-192-1.35%
201814,149-105-0.74%
201914,179300.21%
202014,209300.21%
202114,239300.21%

Zapata Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,54681.66%
Some Other Race3215.77%
Two or More Races70012.57%
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Zapata Population by Race

Zapata Population Pyramid 2022

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Zapata Median Age

34


Total

25.7


Male

40.7


Female

Zapata Adults

There are 3,902 adults, (1,204 of whom are seniors) in Zapata.

Zapata Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Zapata Sex Ratio

Female

2,777

49.88%

Male

2,790

50.12%

Zapata Population by Age

Zapata Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Zapata Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male99.3%0.7%
Female83.8%16.2%
Married82.4%17.6%
All63.5%36.5%
Non Family38.2%61.8%

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Zapata Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0102.7563.5
Married4444.1582.4
Male2723.4699.3
Female3214.7683.8
Non Family9731.2538.2

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Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Zapata Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade80924.87%
9th to 12th Grade2206.76%
High School Graduate99430.56%
Some College63619.55%
Associates Degree2567.87%
Bachelors Degree3209.84%
Graduate Degree180.55%
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Zapata Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Zapata Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race1798338
2+ Races31116032
Hispanic2,9672,032287
White25416019

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 68.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 21.23%.

Zapata Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,225$35,375$25,522
Less Than 9th Grade$14,340$13,056$19,152
High School Graduate$22,396$35,104$20,625
Some College$40,318$52,630$29,274
Bachelors Degree$46,442$$44,000
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,225

Average Earnings

$35,375

Average Male

$25,522

Average Female

Zapata Earnings by Educational Attainment

Zapata Language by Age

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Zapata Language

10.65% of Zapata residents speak only English, while 89.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 89.35% of the population.

Zapata Language

Zapata Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24011146.25%
Other58NaN%
Multiple69831945.70%
Hispanic5,1541,11821.69%

22.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.74%

Male Poverty Rate

22.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zapata

The race most likely to be in poverty in Zapata is White, with 46.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zapata is Hispanic, with 21.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.22%.

Zapata Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.12%
High School17.43%
Some College7.91%
Bachelors or Greater7.58%

Zapata Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.16%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed5.19%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Zapata Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Zapata Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,079$43,270
Families$35,150$59,503
Married Families$48,276-
Non Families$13,415$21,307
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Income by Household Type

Zapata Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Zapata Married by Age and Sex

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Zapata 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.

Zapata Marital Status by Race

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Zapata Marital Status

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133

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War32
Vietnam83
Korea18
World War II

Zapata Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5432
55 to 64
65 to 7467
75+34

Zapata Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White852.70%
Other Race164.98%
2+ Races327.36%
Hispanic972.68%

Zapata Veterans by Race

Zapata Veterans by Education

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4.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zapata Veterans by Education

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51.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Zapata Employment by Age

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Zapata Employment by Race

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Zapata 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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74.62%

Born in Zapata

79.92%

Native Born

20.08%

Foreign Born

14.68%

Non Citizen

5.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.92% of Zapata residents were born in the United States, with 74.62% having been born in Texas. 14.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Zapata Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20105,0890.00%
20115,118290.57%
20125,147290.57%
20135,176290.56%
20145,205290.56%
20155,234290.56%
20165,263290.55%
20175,292290.55%
20185,321290.55%
20195,350290.55%
20205,383330.62%
20215,412290.54%
20225,441290.54%

Zapata Population by Year