McLennan County, Texas Population 2021

McLennan County, Texas's estimated population is 261,477 with a growth rate of 0.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McLennan County, Texas is the 21st largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 235,917 and has seen a growth of 10.83% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021261,4772,4270.94%
2020259,0502,4270.95%
2019256,6232,4270.95%
2018254,1962,5651.02%
2017251,6314,0781.65%
2016247,5532,1090.86%
2015245,4442,2780.94%
2014243,1661,7230.71%
2013241,4432,0750.87%
2012239,3681,5160.64%
2011237,8521,9350.82%
2010235,91746,79424.74%
1990189,12318,36810.76%
1980170,75523,20215.72%
1970147,553-2,538-1.69%
1960150,09119,89715.28%
1950130,19428,29627.77%
1940101,8983,2163.26%
193098,68215,76119.01%
192082,9219,67113.20%
191073,25013,47822.55%
190059,77220,56852.46%
189039,20412,27045.56%
188026,93413,43499.51%
187013,5007,294117.53%
18606,2060.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.94%
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State
Founded
1850
County Seat
2010 Population
235,917
Growth Since 2010
10.83%
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McLennan County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White196,88578.41%
Black or African American36,74614.63%
Some Other Race6,5522.61%
Two or More Races5,6312.24%
Asian4,0531.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0890.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1330.05%
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McLennan County, Texas Population by Race

McLennan County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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McLennan County, Texas Median Age

33.3


Total

31.7


Male

34.6


Female

McLennan County, Texas Adults

There are 188,969 adults, (35,502 of whom are seniors) in McLennan County, Texas.

McLennan County, Texas Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

McLennan County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

128,509

51.18%

Male

122,580

48.82%

McLennan County, Texas Population by Age

McLennan County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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McLennan County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All59.2%40.8%
Male56%44%
Female44.1%55.9%
Non Family40.7%59.3%

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

McLennan County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All90,0542.6859.2
Married41,4253.2778.2
Non Family30,2211.440.7
Female14,0123.5444.1
Male4,3963.1856

3.24

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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McLennan County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,8075.78%
9th to 12th Grade14,1559.30%
High School Graduate41,15427.03%
Some College34,94822.95%
Associates Degree16,27710.69%
Bachelors Degree23,59815.50%
Graduate Degree13,3238.75%
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McLennan County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

McLennan County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White94,21187,97829,688
Hispanic33,16419,9912,872
Black20,94818,0182,653
Other Race3,8582,512447
2+ Races2,1201,772493
Asian2,0071,7081,133
Native American58842688
Islander916132

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.45%.

McLennan County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,580$40,671$30,324
Less Than 9th Grade$22,032$25,544$15,508
High School Graduate$29,346$34,647$22,497
Some College$34,118$41,763$29,722
Bachelors Degree$50,262$61,521$42,722
Graduate Degree$62,333$79,357$54,678

$34,580

Average Earnings

$40,671

Average Male

$30,324

Average Female

McLennan County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

McLennan County, Texas Language by Age

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McLennan County, Texas Language

80.84% of McLennan County, Texas residents speak only English, while 19.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.98% of the population.

McLennan County, Texas Language

McLennan County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White135,04518,32613.57%
Hispanic64,33215,27923.75%
Black34,82111,31032.48%
Other6,4831,55323.95%
Multiple5,4511,28123.50%
Asian3,50171620.45%
Native1,05834832.89%

19.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.42%

Male Poverty Rate

20.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McLennan County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in McLennan County, Texas is Native, with 32.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McLennan County, Texas is White, with 13.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.88%.

McLennan County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.43%
High School14.67%
Some College9.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%

McLennan County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.50%
Male Unemployed37.35%
Female Employed11.94%
Male Employed8.11%

McLennan County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McLennan County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,778$69,146
Families$62,727$81,654
Married Families$79,505$97,904
Non Families$27,522$40,435
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Income by Household Type

McLennan County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

McLennan County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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McLennan 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 45-54.

McLennan County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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McLennan County, Texas Marital Status

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14,555

Number of Veterans

13,212

Male Veterans

1,343

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,856
First Gulf War3,278
Second Gulf War2,904
Korea1,223
World War II504

McLennan County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,677
75+3,248
65 to 743,196
55 to 643,028
18 to 341,406

McLennan County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,6837.76%
Black2,2698.58%
Hispanic1,5263.58%
2+ Races2558.56%
Other Race2184.66%
Native American617.88%
Asian401.23%
Islander2931.87%

McLennan County, Texas Veterans by Race

McLennan County, Texas Veterans by Education

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8.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

McLennan County, Texas Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

McLennan County, Texas Employment by Age

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McLennan County, Texas Employment by Race

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McLennan 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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72.35%

Born in McLennan County, Texas

91.59%

Native Born

8.41%

Foreign Born

5.95%

Non Citizen

2.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.59% of McLennan County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 72.35% having been born in Texas. 5.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

McLennan 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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