Leon County, Texas Population 2021

Leon County, Texas's estimated population is 17,692 with a growth rate of 0.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Leon County, Texas is the 134th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 16,723 and has seen a growth of 5.79% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202117,6921440.82%
202017,5481440.83%
201917,4041440.83%
201817,260250.15%
201717,235350.20%
201617,2001721.01%
201517,0282981.78%
201416,7301100.66%
201316,620-121-0.72%
201216,741-88-0.52%
201116,8291060.63%
201016,7234,05832.04%
199012,6653,07132.01%
19809,5948569.80%
19708,738-1,213-12.19%
19609,951-2,073-17.24%
195012,024-5,709-32.19%
194017,733-2,165-10.88%
193019,8981,6128.82%
192018,2861,70310.27%
191016,583-1,489-8.24%
190018,0724,23130.57%
189013,8411,0247.99%
188012,8176,29496.49%
18706,523-258-3.80%
18606,7814,835248.46%
18501,9460.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.82%
County Website
State
Founded
1846
County Seat
2010 Population
16,723
Growth Since 2010
5.79%
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Leon County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,33189.00%
Black or African American1,1736.81%
Some Other Race2691.56%
Two or More Races1520.88%
Asian1380.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native1070.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander550.32%
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Leon County, Texas Population by Race

Leon County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Leon County, Texas Median Age

44.3


Total

42.6


Male

45.9


Female

Leon County, Texas Adults

There are 13,328 adults, (4,175 of whom are seniors) in Leon County, Texas.

Leon County, Texas Age Dependency

88.2

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Leon County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

8,656

50.25%

Male

8,569

49.75%

Leon County, Texas Population by Age

Leon County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leon County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.2%15.8%
All77.4%22.6%
Non Family74.4%25.6%
Male71.7%28.3%
Female57.7%42.3%

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Leon County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4432.6677.4
Married3,3543.1384.2
Non Family2,0801.1674.4
Female7904.1157.7
Male2194.3271.7

3.28

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Leon County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7135.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,47012.28%
High School Graduate4,78539.98%
Some College2,46220.57%
Associates Degree8587.17%
Bachelors Degree1,24210.38%
Graduate Degree4393.67%
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Leon County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leon County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,6298,2761,434
Hispanic1,25859061
Black799709138
Other Race1525312
Native American8248
Asian785820
2+ Races7757
Islander555528

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 50.91%.

Leon County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,974$44,768$21,294
Less Than 9th Grade$19,583$24,310$14,161
High School Graduate$35,526$52,554$20,457
Some College$38,536$66,118$31,394
Bachelors Degree$36,761$58,879$31,667
Graduate Degree$57,667$60,284$

$33,974

Average Earnings

$44,768

Average Male

$21,294

Average Female

Leon County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leon County, Texas Language by Age

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Leon County, Texas Language

88.45% of Leon County, Texas residents speak only English, while 11.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.50% of the population.

Leon County, Texas Language

Leon County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0431,76313.52%
Hispanic2,49683733.53%
Black1,16037532.33%
Other26313149.81%
Multiple1524831.58%

17.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.76%

Male Poverty Rate

19.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leon County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Texas is Other, with 49.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Texas is White, with 13.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.56%.

Leon County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.09%
High School13.07%
Some College8.36%
Bachelors or Greater3.42%

Leon County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.36%
Female Employed12.41%
Male Employed5.22%
Female Unemployed2.25%

Leon County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leon County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,045$75,277
Families$57,173$73,031
Married Families$64,850-
Non Families$31,758$77,153
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Income by Household Type

Leon County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Leon County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Leon County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Leon County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Leon County, Texas Marital Status

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1,313

Number of Veterans

1,285

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam785
Korea174
First Gulf War95
Second Gulf War55
World War II41

Leon County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74575
75+369
55 to 64280
35 to 5482
18 to 347

Leon County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,22410.27%
Black515.39%
2+ Races3849.35%
Hispanic231.51%

Leon County, Texas Veterans by Race

Leon County, Texas Veterans by Education

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2.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leon County, Texas Veterans by Education

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48.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Leon County, Texas Employment by Age

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Leon County, Texas Employment by Race

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Leon 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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79.79%

Born in Leon County, Texas

94.79%

Native Born

5.21%

Foreign Born

3.75%

Non Citizen

1.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.79% of Leon County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 79.79% having been born in Texas. 3.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Leon 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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