Nueces County, Texas Population 2022

Nueces County, Texas's estimated population is 363,098 with a growth rate of 0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nueces County, Texas is the 17th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 340,245 and has seen a growth of 6.72% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18506980.00%
18602,9062,208316.33%
18703,9751,06936.79%
18807,6733,69893.03%
18908,0934205.47%
190010,4392,34628.99%
191021,95511,516110.32%
192022,8078523.88%
193051,77928,972127.03%
194092,66140,88278.95%
1950165,47172,81078.58%
1960221,57356,10233.90%
1970237,54415,9717.21%
1980268,21530,67112.91%
1990291,14522,9308.55%
2010340,24549,10016.86%
2011343,2633,0180.89%
2012347,9394,6761.36%
2013352,9465,0071.44%
2014356,6573,7111.05%
2015360,5043,8471.08%
2016361,6421,1380.32%
2017361,235-407-0.11%
2018362,0267910.22%
2019362,2942680.07%
2020362,5622680.07%
2021362,8302680.07%
2022363,0982680.07%
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Nueces County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White298,07082.31%
Black or African American13,5253.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2710.35%
Asian7,5562.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3110.09%
Some Other Race8,8162.43%
Two or More Races32,6029.00%
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Nueces County, Texas Population by Race

Nueces County, Texas Population Pyramid 2022

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Nueces County, Texas Median Age

35.7


Total

34.6


Male

36.9


Female

Nueces County, Texas Adults

There are 273,158 adults, (52,453 of whom are seniors) in Nueces County, Texas.

Nueces County, Texas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Nueces County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

183,227

50.59%

Male

178,924

49.41%

Nueces County, Texas Population by Age

Nueces County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Nueces County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
All58.7%41.3%
Male50.2%49.8%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
Female44.8%55.2%

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nueces County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All130,4822.7158.7
Married59,1733.3574.5
Male8,0583.4350.2
Female21,1013.5444.8
Non Family42,1501.2644.9

3.31

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Nueces County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,3666.91%
9th to 12th Grade21,9979.28%
High School Graduate69,30929.25%
Some College57,12224.11%
Associates Degree20,7778.77%
Bachelors Degree33,04413.95%
Graduate Degree18,3267.73%
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Nueces County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nueces County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian5,2874,8982,936
White78,54074,05426,460
Native American786743164
Black8,5227,6061,762
Hispanic142,267109,76719,484
2+ Races19,31415,0982,332
Islander31131136
Other Race6,2724,321545

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 asian people with a rate of 55.53%.

Nueces County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,705$44,216$30,477
Less Than 9th Grade$23,951$29,815$17,602
High School Graduate$30,448$36,051$24,884
Some College$36,984$50,610$30,742
Bachelors Degree$52,436$64,951$46,839
Graduate Degree$63,979$79,543$57,057

$36,705

Average Earnings

$44,216

Average Male

$30,477

Average Female

Nueces County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nueces County, Texas Language by Age

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Nueces County, Texas Language

64.95% of Nueces County, Texas residents speak only English, while 35.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.82% of the population.

Nueces County, Texas Language

Nueces County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,5233,38627.04%
Multiple32,1988,09425.14%
Hispanic228,59141,24918.04%
Asian7,4121,18816.03%
Native1,26319315.28%
White101,57711,04610.87%
Other1,762NaN%

16.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.12%

Male Poverty Rate

18.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nueces County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nueces County, Texas is Black, with 27.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nueces County, Texas is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.52%.

Nueces County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.34%
High School14.03%
Some College11.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%

Nueces County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.40%
Male Unemployed23.39%
Female Employed9.19%
Female Unemployed41.57%

Nueces County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nueces County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,784$75,550
Families$68,156$86,840
Married Families$87,095$105,332
Non Families$34,882$48,183
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Income by Household Type

Nueces County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Nueces County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Nueces 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.

Nueces County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Nueces County, Texas Marital Status

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24,976

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6,233
First Gulf War7,076
Vietnam8,686
Korea991
World War II499

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,775
35 to 547,365
55 to 644,617
65 to 745,748
75+4,471

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White21,6279.65%
Black1,08610.82%
Native American14414.91%
Asian2754.69%
Other Race4996.98%
2+ Races1,3455.93%
Hispanic11,7707.04%

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by Race

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by Education

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8.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Nueces County, Texas Employment by Age

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Nueces County, Texas Employment by Race

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Nueces 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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74.51%

Born in Nueces County, Texas

91.27%

Native Born

8.73%

Foreign Born

5.39%

Non Citizen

3.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.27% of Nueces County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 74.51% having been born in Texas. 5.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nueces 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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