Potter County, Texas Population 2021

Potter County, Texas's estimated population is 114,823 with a growth rate of -1.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Potter County, Texas is the 40th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 121,371 and has seen a growth of -5.40% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021114,823-1,296-1.12%
2020116,119-1,296-1.10%
2019117,415-1,296-1.09%
2018118,711-1,629-1.35%
2017120,340-292-0.24%
2016120,632-640-0.53%
2015121,272-789-0.65%
2014122,061-66-0.05%
2013122,127-612-0.50%
2012122,7394340.35%
2011122,3059340.77%
2010121,37123,49724.01%
199097,874-763-0.77%
198098,6378,1268.98%
197090,511-25,069-21.69%
1960115,58042,21457.54%
195073,36619,10135.20%
194054,2658,18517.76%
193046,08029,370175.76%
192016,7104,28634.50%
191012,42410,604582.64%
19001,820971114.37%
18908498212932.14%
1880280.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.12%
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State
Founded
1887
County Seat
2010 Population
121,371
Growth Since 2010
-5.40%
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Potter County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White93,54678.17%
Black or African American12,04810.07%
Asian6,4695.41%
Two or More Races3,6093.02%
Some Other Race2,9832.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native7610.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2580.22%
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Potter County, Texas Population by Race

Potter County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Potter County, Texas Median Age

33.9


Total

33.6


Male

34.3


Female

Potter County, Texas Adults

There are 86,742 adults, (14,583 of whom are seniors) in Potter County, Texas.

Potter County, Texas Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Potter County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

57,901

48.38%

Male

61,773

51.62%

Potter County, Texas Population by Age

Potter County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Potter County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
All55.2%44.8%
Non Family42.5%57.5%
Male41.6%58.4%
Female40.5%59.5%

55.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Potter County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,3802.5455.2
Married18,9953.3772.9
Non Family15,8461.1642.5
Female6,7083.340.5
Male2,8312.9241.6

3.23

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Potter County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,78010.28%
9th to 12th Grade9,64512.74%
High School Graduate24,25432.03%
Some College17,18522.70%
Associates Degree5,5757.36%
Bachelors Degree7,81010.32%
Graduate Degree3,4654.58%
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Potter County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Potter County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White38,96235,0228,691
Hispanic24,38214,5211,341
Black7,4975,693408
Asian3,6531,969575
Other Race1,9751,084142
2+ Races1,3901,071195
Native American61349491
Islander17315722

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 90.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.31%.

Potter County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,210$36,192$26,122
Less Than 9th Grade$26,180$30,095$20,368
High School Graduate$27,751$31,924$23,066
Some College$31,960$43,364$26,310
Bachelors Degree$51,258$63,261$43,422
Graduate Degree$61,419$73,256$57,782

$31,210

Average Earnings

$36,192

Average Male

$26,122

Average Female

Potter County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Potter County, Texas Language by Age

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Potter County, Texas Language

67.29% of Potter County, Texas residents speak only English, while 32.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.65% of the population.

Potter County, Texas Language

Potter County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic44,04011,67326.51%
White49,9036,36312.75%
Black9,9013,05630.87%
Asian6,4271,28820.04%
Multiple3,38086425.56%
Other2,96676025.62%
Islander25815459.69%
Native7079613.58%

20.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.91%

Male Poverty Rate

21.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Potter County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Potter County, Texas is Islander, with 59.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potter County, Texas is White, with 12.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.72%.

Potter County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.18%
High School17.13%
Some College14.06%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%

Potter County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.37%
Male Unemployed29.98%
Female Employed12.55%
Male Employed9.08%

Potter County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Potter County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,528$60,595
Families$52,700$71,334
Married Families$64,416$86,864
Non Families$26,484$38,390
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Income by Household Type

Potter County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Potter County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Potter 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.

Potter County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Potter County, Texas Marital Status

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6,012

Number of Veterans

5,370

Male Veterans

642

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,797
First Gulf War1,417
Second Gulf War1,109
Korea451
World War II280

Potter County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,649
65 to 741,305
55 to 641,294
75+1,268
18 to 34496

Potter County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,1847.56%
Hispanic6362.13%
Black4965.67%
2+ Races1588.68%
Other Race763.26%
Native American689.87%
Asian300.70%

Potter County, Texas Veterans by Race

Potter County, Texas Veterans by Education

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12.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potter County, Texas Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Potter County, Texas Employment by Age

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Potter County, Texas Employment by Race

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Potter 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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63.41%

Born in Potter County, Texas

84.25%

Native Born

15.75%

Foreign Born

11.14%

Non Citizen

4.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.25% of Potter County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 63.41% having been born in Texas. 11.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Potter 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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