Smith County, Texas Population 2021

Smith County, Texas's estimated population is 238,755 with a growth rate of 1.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Smith County, Texas is the 23rd largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 210,408 and has seen a growth of 13.47% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021238,7553,0021.27%
2020235,7533,0021.29%
2019232,7513,0021.31%
2018229,7492,5541.12%
2017227,1952,0340.90%
2016225,1612,7711.25%
2015222,3902,7481.25%
2014219,6423,1671.46%
2013216,4751,6640.77%
2012214,8112,0470.96%
2011212,7642,3561.12%
2010210,40859,09939.06%
1990151,30922,94317.87%
1980128,36631,27032.21%
197097,09610,74612.44%
196086,35011,64915.59%
195074,7015,6118.12%
194069,09015,96730.06%
193053,1236,35413.59%
192046,7695,02312.03%
191041,7464,37611.71%
190037,3709,04631.94%
189028,3246,46129.55%
188021,8635,33132.25%
187016,5323,14023.45%
186013,3929,100212.02%
18504,2920.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.27%
County Website
State
Founded
July 1846
County Seat
2010 Population
210,408
Growth Since 2010
13.47%
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Smith County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White174,65076.79%
Black or African American39,69017.45%
Two or More Races4,2031.85%
Some Other Race4,0311.77%
Asian3,8681.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native7950.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2120.09%
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Smith County, Texas Population by Race

Smith County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Smith County, Texas Median Age

36.6


Total

35.1


Male

37.9


Female

Smith County, Texas Adults

There are 171,437 adults, (36,844 of whom are seniors) in Smith County, Texas.

Smith County, Texas Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

117,679

51.74%

Male

109,770

48.26%

Smith County, Texas Population by Age

Smith County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smith County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.1%18.9%
All66.4%33.6%
Male60%40%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Female42.9%57.1%

66.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smith County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All77,6782.8666.4
Married41,2503.4281.1
Non Family23,7591.351.1
Female9,4253.942.9
Male3,2444.0160

3.44

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Smith County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,9626.02%
9th to 12th Grade12,2218.21%
High School Graduate34,90323.44%
Some College39,06426.23%
Associates Degree14,4199.68%
Bachelors Degree26,48217.78%
Graduate Degree12,8648.64%
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Smith County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smith County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White98,34391,25332,268
Black24,83921,6843,404
Hispanic21,83911,1291,875
Other Race2,4881,397280
Asian2,3072,1961,326
2+ Races1,3971,203240
Native American473412159
Islander21019574

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.48%.

Smith County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,493$43,464$30,146
Less Than 9th Grade$22,668$28,552$17,525
High School Graduate$28,624$35,675$22,554
Some College$36,017$42,361$31,023
Bachelors Degree$47,889$60,956$39,889
Graduate Degree$67,995$82,077$56,320

$36,493

Average Earnings

$43,464

Average Male

$30,146

Average Female

Smith County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith County, Texas Language by Age

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Smith County, Texas Language

83.17% of Smith County, Texas residents speak only English, while 16.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.80% of the population.

Smith County, Texas Language

Smith County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White133,09513,69810.29%
Hispanic43,48010,46024.06%
Black38,0778,79123.09%
Multiple4,11272817.70%
Asian3,86569417.96%
Other4,01449012.21%
Native777506.44%

15.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.51%

Male Poverty Rate

16.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Texas is Hispanic, with 24.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Texas is Native, with 6.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.49%.

Smith County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.70%
High School15.04%
Some College10.48%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

Smith County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.96%
Male Unemployed30.60%
Female Employed7.16%
Male Employed6.67%

Smith County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smith County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,810$77,878
Families$69,572$90,997
Married Families$83,842$104,781
Non Families$32,818$45,216
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Income by Household Type

Smith County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Smith 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.

Smith County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Smith County, Texas Marital Status

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11,784

Number of Veterans

10,860

Male Veterans

924

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,733
First Gulf War2,239
Second Gulf War1,822
Korea962
World War II284

Smith County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,224
75+3,096
35 to 542,568
55 to 641,933
18 to 34963

Smith County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,8857.44%
Black1,5365.10%
Hispanic4961.81%
2+ Races1578.77%
Native American13020.73%
Asian481.73%
Islander2411.32%
Other Race40.13%

Smith County, Texas Veterans by Race

Smith County, Texas Veterans by Education

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7.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith County, Texas Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Smith County, Texas Employment by Age

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Smith County, Texas Employment by Race

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Smith 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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68.68%

Born in Smith County, Texas

91.66%

Native Born

8.34%

Foreign Born

5.24%

Non Citizen

3.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.66% of Smith County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 68.68% having been born in Texas. 5.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Smith 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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