Gaines County, Texas Population 2024

22,781

Gaines County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 22,781 with a growth rate of 1.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gaines County, Texas is the 109th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 17,588 and has seen a growth of 29.53% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,2813001.25%
202823,9813001.27%
202723,6813001.28%
202623,3813001.3%
202523,0813001.32%
202422,7813001.33%
202322,4813001.35%
202222,1813001.37%
202121,8811820.84%
202021,6991590.74%
201921,5407413.56%
201820,7992241.09%
201720,575980.48%
201620,4772731.35%
201520,2048854.58%
201419,3195212.77%
201318,7984932.69%
201218,3053982.22%
201117,9073191.81%
201017,588
199014,1239737.4%
198013,1501,55713.43%
197011,593-674-5.49%
196012,2673,35837.69%
19508,9097739.5%
19408,1365,336190.57%
19302,8001,782175.05%
19201,018-237-18.88%
19101,2551,2002181.82%
190055-13-19.12%
18906860750%
18808-24,273-99.97%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.33% (300)
County Website
Gaines County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
17,588
Area
1502 mi²
Density
15 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
29.53% (5,193)
Founded
1905

Gaines County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,01179.04%
Two or more races2,87613.36%
Other race9584.45%
Black or African American3901.81%
Asian1850.86%
Native American1030.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gaines County, Texas Population by Race

Gaines County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Gaines County, Texas Median Age

29.3

Total

29.5

Male

29

Female

Gaines County, Texas Adults

There are 13,888 adults, (1,911 of whom are seniors) in Gaines County, Texas.

Gaines County, Texas Age Dependency

79.7

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaines County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female10,60949.29%
Male10,91450.71%

Gaines County, Texas Population by Age

Gaines County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,9093.0973.526.5
Married4,4793.8885.814.2
Non Family1,5831.2254.345.7
Female6672.2839.360.7
Male1802.9362.837.2
showing: 5 rows

3.6

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gaines County, Texas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gaines County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gaines County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 92.97%.

Gaines County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,404

Average Earnings

$69,974

Average Male

$33,601

Average Female

Gaines County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gaines County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gaines County, Texas Language

45.23% of Gaines County, Texas residents speak only English, while 54.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 28.83% of the population.

Gaines County, Texas Language

Gaines County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic9,1441,83120.02%
White11,5898777.57%
Multiple2,84545816.1%
Other95217918.8%
Black38715540.05%
showing: 5 rows

12.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.6%

Male Poverty Rate

14.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaines County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaines County, Texas is Black, with 40.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaines County, Texas is White, with 7.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.73%.

Gaines County, Texas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School17.95%
Less Than 9th Grade14.8%
Some College6.28%
Bachelors or Greater2.9%
showing: 4 rows

Gaines County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed60.61%
Female Unemployed32.55%
Female Employed7.6%
Male Employed5.11%
showing: 4 rows

Gaines County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gaines County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gaines County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.3%

Male Marriage Rate

63.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaines County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Gaines County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gaines County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

574

Number of Veterans

557

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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Gaines County, Texas Veterans by War

count

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Gaines County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Gaines County, Texas Veterans by Race

Gaines County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaines County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Gaines County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gaines County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gaines County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.91%

Born in Gaines County, Texas

76.23%

Native Born

23.77%

Foreign Born

14.85%

Non Citizen

8.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.23% of Gaines County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 61.91% having been born in Texas. 14.85% 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

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