Jim Wells County, Texas Population 2021

Jim Wells County, Texas's estimated population is 39,934 with a growth rate of -0.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jim Wells County, Texas is the 82nd largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 40,894 and has seen a growth of -2.35% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202139,934-274-0.68%
202040,208-274-0.68%
201940,482-274-0.67%
201840,756-164-0.40%
201740,920-261-0.63%
201641,181-342-0.82%
201541,523190.05%
201441,504-177-0.42%
201341,681300.07%
201241,6514271.04%
201141,2243300.81%
201040,8943,2158.53%
199037,6791,1813.24%
198036,4983,46610.49%
197033,032-1,516-4.39%
196034,5486,55723.43%
195027,9917,75238.30%
194020,2396,78350.41%
193013,4566,869104.28%
19206,5870.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.68%
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State
Founded
1911
County Seat
2010 Population
40,894
Growth Since 2010
-2.35%
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Jim Wells County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,00495.20%
Some Other Race8752.14%
Two or More Races3510.86%
Black or African American2710.66%
Asian2160.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native2010.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.13%
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Jim Wells County, Texas Population by Race

Jim Wells County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Jim Wells County, Texas Median Age

34.6


Total

33


Male

36.1


Female

Jim Wells County, Texas Adults

There are 29,509 adults, (6,113 of whom are seniors) in Jim Wells County, Texas.

Jim Wells County, Texas Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49

Child Dependency Ratio

Jim Wells County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

20,855

50.90%

Male

20,117

49.10%

Jim Wells County, Texas Population by Age

Jim Wells County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jim Wells County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All70.6%29.4%
Female62.9%37.1%
Non Family60.3%39.7%
Male55%45%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jim Wells County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,9873.1270.6
Married6,3213.8181.3
Non Family3,7311.2560.3
Female2,1124.0762.9
Male8233.8955

3.77

Average Family Size

3.12

Average Household Size

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Jim Wells County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,63110.24%
9th to 12th Grade3,83114.91%
High School Graduate9,40336.59%
Some College5,16820.11%
Associates Degree1,5365.98%
Bachelors Degree2,4249.43%
Graduate Degree7072.75%
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Jim Wells County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jim Wells County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic19,92714,1331,740
White5,2574,6591,218
Other Race64437019
Black2432338
2+ Races21016720
Native American1306019
Asian124124109
Islander545454

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jim Wells County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,944$43,146$22,160
Less Than 9th Grade$20,506$30,325$15,762
High School Graduate$31,865$42,532$19,383
Some College$28,062$45,439$23,723
Bachelors Degree$49,813$63,300$37,740
Graduate Degree$56,303$56,167$56,328

$30,944

Average Earnings

$43,146

Average Male

$22,160

Average Female

Jim Wells County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jim Wells County, Texas Language by Age

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Jim Wells County, Texas Language

52.35% of Jim Wells County, Texas residents speak only English, while 47.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.75% of the population.

Jim Wells County, Texas Language

Jim Wells County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic32,7067,95124.31%
White7,1021,24917.59%
Other84726130.81%
Multiple35118452.42%
Black2117033.18%
Native2014723.38%

23.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.03%

Male Poverty Rate

27.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jim Wells County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jim Wells County, Texas is Multiple, with 52.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jim Wells County, Texas is White, with 17.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.59%.

Jim Wells County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.19%
High School18.01%
Some College15.65%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%

Jim Wells County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Unemployed33.39%
Female Employed13.86%
Male Employed8.65%

Jim Wells County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jim Wells County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,505$62,079
Families$55,182$72,620
Married Families$66,302-
Non Families$18,458$31,172
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Income by Household Type

Jim Wells County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Jim Wells County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Jim Wells 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 35-44.

Jim Wells County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Jim Wells County, Texas Marital Status

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1,589

Number of Veterans

1,551

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam707
Second Gulf War199
First Gulf War193
Korea97
World War II44

Jim Wells County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74444
35 to 54444
75+322
55 to 64257
18 to 34122

Jim Wells County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4915.32%
Hispanic1,0114.35%
Black3412.55%
2+ Races2811.52%
Native American2015.38%
Other Race162.34%

Jim Wells County, Texas Veterans by Race

Jim Wells County, Texas Veterans by Education

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9.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jim Wells County, Texas Veterans by Education

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55%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Jim Wells County, Texas Employment by Age

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Jim Wells County, Texas Employment by Race

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Jim Wells 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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89.51%

Born in Jim Wells County, Texas

94.35%

Native Born

5.65%

Foreign Born

3.31%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.35% of Jim Wells County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 89.51% having been born in Texas. 3.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jim Wells 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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