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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Zapatawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Zapata
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.