Zapata, Texas Population 2021

5,717
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Zapata is a city located in Zapata County Texas. Zapata has a 2020 population of 5,717. It is also the county seat of Zapata County. Zapata is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 12.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,089 in 2010. Zapata reached it's highest population of 6,343 in 2011.

The average household income in Zapata is $50,577 with a poverty rate of 17.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $539 per month, and the median house value is $92,000. 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 Zapata was:

  • White: 92.95%
  • Other race: 6.44%
  • Two or more races: 0.61%
  • 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 5,717 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,585.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,089.

Zapata, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Zapata Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,31492.95%
Some Other Race3686.44%
Two or More Races350.61%
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Zapata Population by Race

Zapata Population Pyramid $2021

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Zapata Median Age

34.3


Total

27.1


Male

38.6


Female

Zapata Adults

There are 3,967 adults, (1,116 of whom are seniors) in Zapata.

Zapata Age Dependency

100.5

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Zapata Sex Ratio

Female

2,867

50.15%

Male

2,850

49.85%

Zapata Population by Age

Zapata Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Zapata Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married84%16%
Female76.9%23.1%
All70.1%29.9%
Non Family46.4%53.6%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Zapata Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8982.9970.1
Married7143.8484
Non Family6961.2546.4
Female3514.7176.9
Male1373.07100

3.91

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

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Zapata Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade78422.79%
9th to 12th Grade42912.47%
High School Graduate95027.62%
Some College69420.17%
Associates Degree1795.20%
Bachelors Degree39511.48%
Graduate Degree90.26%
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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
Hispanic3,1302,035333
White27715938
Other Race1965231
2+ Races353533

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.29%.

Zapata Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,463$35,614$22,012
Less Than 9th Grade$13,286$12,260$14,114
High School Graduate$31,102$31,885$30,205
Some College$32,263$37,330$28,317
Bachelors Degree$$175,722$44,309
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,463

Average Earnings

$35,614

Average Male

$22,012

Average Female

Zapata Earnings by Educational Attainment

Zapata Language by Age

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Zapata Language

12.23% of Zapata residents speak only English, while 87.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 87.77% of the population.

Zapata Language

Zapata Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,32086016.17%
White2619937.93%
Other3686417.39%

17.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.72%

Male Poverty Rate

19.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zapata

The race most likely to be in poverty in Zapata is White, with 37.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zapata is Hispanic, with 16.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.07%.

Zapata Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.45%
High School17.20%
Some College11.97%
Bachelors or Greater2.27%

Zapata Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.39%
Male Unemployed28.26%
Female Employed9.29%
Male Employed5.01%

Zapata Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Zapata Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,864$50,577
Families$43,204$65,450
Married Families$45,609-
Non Families$16,000$22,477
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Income by Household Type

Zapata Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

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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161

Number of Veterans

128

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam88
First Gulf War52
Korea21
World War II
Second Gulf War

Zapata Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7468
35 to 5452
75+41
55 to 64
18 to 34

Zapata Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic1253.42%
White1203.31%
2+ Races3394.29%
Other Race82.57%

Zapata Veterans by Race

Zapata Veterans by Education

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5.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zapata Veterans by Education

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51.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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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73.47%

Born in Zapata

78.99%

Native Born

21.01%

Foreign Born

14.90%

Non Citizen

6.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.99% of Zapata residents were born in the United States, with 73.47% having been born in Texas. 14.90% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,7170.00%
20205,7170.00%
20195,7171,13224.69%
20184,5851363.06%
20174,449-197-4.24%
20164,64642410.04%
20154,222-651-13.36%
20144,873-668-12.06%
20135,541-400-6.73%
20125,941-402-6.34%
20116,3431,25424.64%
20105,0890.00%

Zapata Population by Year