Gaines County, Texas Population 2021

Gaines County, Texas's estimated population is 22,836 with a growth rate of 3.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gaines County, Texas is the 115th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 17,588 and has seen a growth of 29.84% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202122,8366723.03%
202022,1646723.13%
201921,4926723.23%
201820,8202671.30%
201720,5531070.52%
201620,4462291.13%
201520,2178824.56%
201419,3355282.81%
201318,8075002.73%
201218,3073992.23%
201117,9083201.82%
201017,5883,46524.53%
199014,1239737.40%
198013,1501,55713.43%
197011,593-674-5.49%
196012,2673,35837.69%
19508,9097739.50%
19408,1365,336190.57%
19302,8001,782175.05%
19201,018-237-18.88%
19101,2551,2002181.82%
190055-13-19.12%
18906860750.00%
188080.00%
2021 Growth Rate
3.03%
County Website
State
Founded
1905
County Seat
2010 Population
17,588
Growth Since 2010
29.84%
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Gaines County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,57894.55%
Black or African American5222.52%
Some Other Race3781.83%
Asian1020.49%
Two or More Races600.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.04%
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Gaines County, Texas Population by Race

Gaines County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Gaines County, Texas Median Age

27.8


Total

27.6


Male

28


Female

Gaines County, Texas Adults

There are 13,250 adults, (1,820 of whom are seniors) in Gaines County, Texas.

Gaines County, Texas Age Dependency

81.2

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

65.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaines County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

10,150

49.02%

Male

10,556

50.98%

Gaines County, Texas Population by Age

Gaines County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gaines County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All77.3%22.7%
Male76.4%23.6%
Female68.3%31.7%
Non Family65.5%34.5%

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gaines County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8123.5477.3
Married3,8324.1382.3
Non Family1,2671.1765.5
Female4293.8568.3
Male2845.6976.4

4.11

Average Family Size

3.54

Average Household Size

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Gaines County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,12227.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,20010.60%
High School Graduate3,37629.83%
Some College1,57613.92%
Associates Degree7506.63%
Bachelors Degree9308.22%
Graduate Degree3653.22%
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Gaines County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gaines County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,4864,1241,031
Hispanic4,4432,499174
Other Race2778715
Black2622468
Asian10210282
2+ Races3327
Native American1313
Islander99

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 asian people with a rate of 80.39%.

Gaines County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,908$46,324$23,704
Less Than 9th Grade$33,379$44,886$16,188
High School Graduate$31,813$43,507$21,129
Some College$35,388$59,256$25,697
Bachelors Degree$51,004$52,344$50,614
Graduate Degree$47,961$70,455$39,915

$35,908

Average Earnings

$46,324

Average Male

$23,704

Average Female

Gaines County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gaines County, Texas Language by Age

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Gaines County, Texas Language

42.34% of Gaines County, Texas residents speak only English, while 57.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.66% of the population.

Gaines County, Texas Language

Gaines County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,4251,61414.13%
Hispanic8,5741,50117.51%
Black49810020.08%
Other3788923.54%

15.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.87%

Male Poverty Rate

17.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaines County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaines County, Texas is Other, with 23.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaines County, Texas is White, with 14.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.21%.

Gaines County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.34%
High School18.02%
Some College2.48%
Bachelors or Greater0.31%

Gaines County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed49.77%
Female Unemployed20.87%
Male Employed5.82%
Female Employed4.95%

Gaines County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gaines County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,054$79,384
Families$72,461$90,442
Married Families$76,021-
Non Families$26,597$36,597
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Income by Household Type

Gaines County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaines County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Gaines County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gaines County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Gaines County, Texas Marital Status

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489

Number of Veterans

483

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War204
Vietnam122
Korea45
First Gulf War39
World War II

Gaines County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34176
65 to 74157
35 to 5456
55 to 6453
75+47

Gaines County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4663.74%
Hispanic1472.76%
Black123.83%
Islander9100.00%
Other Race20.72%

Gaines County, Texas Veterans by Race

Gaines County, Texas Veterans by Education

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0.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaines County, Texas Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Gaines County, Texas Employment by Age

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Gaines County, Texas Employment by Race

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Gaines County, Texas 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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57.93%

Born in Gaines County, Texas

73.86%

Native Born

26.14%

Foreign Born

16.18%

Non Citizen

9.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.86% of Gaines County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 57.93% having been born in Texas. 16.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gaines County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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