Leon County, Texas Population 2024

16,657

Leon County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 16,657 with a growth rate of 1.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Leon County, Texas is the 136th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 16,724 and has seen a growth of -0.4% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,7772241.28%
202817,5532241.29%
202717,3292241.31%
202617,1052241.33%
202516,8812241.34%
202416,6572241.36%
202316,4332241.38%
202216,2092241.4%
202115,9852541.61%
202015,731-1,690-9.7%
201917,4211320.76%
201817,289650.38%
201717,224240.14%
201617,2001701%
201517,0302991.79%
201416,7311120.67%
201316,619-121-0.72%
201216,740-89-0.53%
201116,8291050.63%
201016,724
199012,6653,07132.01%
19809,5948569.8%
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%
18706,523-258-3.8%
18606,7814,835248.46%
18501,946-15,831-89.05%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.36% (224)
County Website
Leon County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
16,724
Area
1073 mi²
Density
16 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.4% (-67)
Founded
1846

Leon County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,21582.97%
Black or African American1,1997.53%
Other race8395.27%
Two or more races6103.83%
Native American440.28%
Asian210.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Leon County, Texas Population by Race

Leon County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Leon County, Texas Median Age

44.7

Total

44.1

Male

45.8

Female

Leon County, Texas Adults

There are 12,354 adults, (3,760 of whom are seniors) in Leon County, Texas.

Leon County, Texas Age Dependency

85.3

Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Leon County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female8,01050.29%
Male7,91849.71%

Leon County, Texas Population by Age

Leon County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3972.4878.321.7
Married3,8362.9684.715.3
Non Family1,8851.1570.429.6
Female5553.3760.539.5
Male1213.68119
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3

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leon 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

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

Leon 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 black people with a rate of 92.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17%.

Leon County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,263

Average Earnings

$60,139

Average Male

$26,360

Average Female

Leon County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leon County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leon County, Texas Language

88.17% of Leon County, Texas residents speak only English, while 11.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.1% of the population.

Leon County, Texas Language

Leon County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,8651,24310.48%
Hispanic2,47575730.59%
Other83348858.58%
Multiple60417128.31%
Black1,17916413.91%
Asian2129.52%
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14.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.9%

Male Poverty Rate

15.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leon County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Texas is Other, with 58.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Texas is Asian, with 9.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.3%.

Leon County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.94%
Bachelors or Greater11.93%
High School10.96%
Some College6.72%
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Leon County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.97%
Female Employed9.83%
Male Unemployed7.81%
Male Employed6.39%
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Leon County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leon County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leon County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.6%

Male Marriage Rate

59.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Leon County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leon 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.

Leon County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leon County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,083

Number of Veterans

1,042

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

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Leon County, Texas Veterans by War

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Leon County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Leon County, Texas Veterans by Race

Leon County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leon County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Leon County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leon County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leon 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

77.08%

Born in Leon County, Texas

95.34%

Native Born

4.66%

Foreign Born

3.69%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.34% of Leon County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 77.08% having been born in Texas. 3.69% 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

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