Nueces County, Texas Population 2021

Nueces County, Texas's estimated population is 362,830 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 6.64% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021362,8302680.07%
2020362,5622680.07%
2019362,2942680.07%
2018362,0267910.22%
2017361,235-407-0.11%
2016361,6421,1380.32%
2015360,5043,8471.08%
2014356,6573,7111.05%
2013352,9465,0071.44%
2012347,9394,6761.36%
2011343,2633,0180.89%
2010340,24549,10016.86%
1990291,14522,9308.55%
1980268,21530,67112.91%
1970237,54415,9717.21%
1960221,57356,10233.90%
1950165,47172,81078.58%
194092,66140,88278.95%
193051,77928,972127.03%
192022,8078523.88%
191021,95511,516110.32%
190010,4392,34628.99%
18908,0934205.47%
18807,6733,69893.03%
18703,9751,06936.79%
18602,9062,208316.33%
18506980.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.07%
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State
Founded
1847
County Seat
2010 Population
340,245
Growth Since 2010
6.64%
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Nueces County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White325,66090.08%
Black or African American13,5423.75%
Asian7,5012.07%
Some Other Race6,9021.91%
Two or More Races5,9851.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7370.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2130.06%
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Nueces County, Texas Population by Race

Nueces County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Nueces County, Texas Median Age

35.5


Total

34.4


Male

36.6


Female

Nueces County, Texas Adults

There are 272,002 adults, (50,883 of whom are seniors) in Nueces County, Texas.

Nueces County, Texas Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Nueces County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

183,024

50.62%

Male

178,516

49.38%

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
Married75.8%24.2%
All58%42%
Male47%53%
Female43.2%56.8%
Non Family42.3%57.7%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Nueces County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All129,4512.7358
Married58,8263.3775.8
Non Family41,9081.2842.3
Female20,4033.5643.2
Male8,3143.4347

3.33

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Nueces County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,4757.42%
9th to 12th Grade22,9869.76%
High School Graduate68,93129.26%
Some College55,35223.50%
Associates Degree19,3718.22%
Bachelors Degree33,51514.23%
Graduate Degree17,9307.61%
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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
Hispanic140,184106,47419,311
White79,54574,34826,958
Black8,5457,4231,646
Asian5,1494,7692,776
Other Race5,0993,787489
2+ Races3,2172,715777
Native American972907277
Islander21321317

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 53.91%.

Nueces County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,387$44,701$29,946
Less Than 9th Grade$22,011$26,985$16,595
High School Graduate$30,590$36,927$24,985
Some College$36,800$50,037$29,711
Bachelors Degree$51,750$61,998$45,160
Graduate Degree$63,381$85,583$55,305

$36,387

Average Earnings

$44,701

Average Male

$29,946

Average Female

Nueces County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nueces County, Texas Language by Age

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Nueces County, Texas Language

64.05% of Nueces County, Texas residents speak only English, while 35.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.55% of the population.

Nueces County, Texas Language

Nueces County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic226,49942,09218.58%
White103,16211,40111.05%
Black12,7283,22525.34%
Other6,9021,45321.05%
Asian7,3981,21616.44%
Multiple5,9121,08218.30%
Native1,73733719.40%

16.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.33%

Male Poverty Rate

18.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nueces County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nueces County, Texas is Black, with 25.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nueces County, Texas is White, with 11.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.17%.

Nueces County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.07%
High School13.39%
Some College11.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%

Nueces County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.92%
Male Unemployed23.61%
Female Employed10.10%
Male Employed6.04%

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$55,919$74,953
Families$68,174$86,354
Married Families$85,734$104,402
Non Families$33,247$46,981
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Income by Household Type

Nueces County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

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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26,152

Number of Veterans

23,733

Male Veterans

2,419

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,810
First Gulf War7,198
Second Gulf War6,387
Korea1,204
World War II728

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 547,347
65 to 745,782
55 to 645,444
75+4,306
18 to 343,273

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White23,3849.60%
Hispanic12,1047.32%
Black1,34213.39%
2+ Races50513.19%
Other Race4818.47%
Asian2804.80%
Native American14011.44%
Islander209.39%

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by Race

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by Education

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7.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nueces County, Texas Veterans by Education

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62.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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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74.14%

Born in Nueces County, Texas

91.15%

Native Born

8.85%

Foreign Born

5.56%

Non Citizen

3.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.15% of Nueces County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 74.14% having been born in Texas. 5.56% 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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