Starr County, Texas Population 2021

Starr County, Texas's estimated population is 65,401 with a growth rate of 0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Starr County, Texas is the 56th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 61,134 and has seen a growth of 6.98% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202165,4013840.59%
202065,0173840.59%
201964,6333840.60%
201864,2491190.19%
201764,1302360.37%
201663,8944100.65%
201563,4845190.82%
201462,9655840.94%
201362,3814110.66%
201261,9703280.53%
201161,6425080.83%
201061,13420,61650.88%
199040,51813,25248.60%
198027,2669,55953.98%
197017,7075703.33%
196017,1373,18922.86%
195013,9486364.78%
194013,3121,90316.68%
193011,4093202.89%
192011,089-2,062-15.68%
191013,1511,68214.67%
190011,4697206.70%
189010,7492,44529.44%
18808,3044,15099.90%
18704,1541,74872.65%
18602,4060.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.59%
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State
Founded
1848
County Seat
2010 Population
61,134
Growth Since 2010
6.98%
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Starr County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,06095.29%
Some Other Race2,6744.17%
Two or More Races2460.38%
Black or African American490.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.06%
Asian100.02%
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Starr County, Texas Population by Race

Starr County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Starr County, Texas Median Age

28.8


Total

27.4


Male

30


Female

Starr County, Texas Adults

There are 42,924 adults, (7,196 of whom are seniors) in Starr County, Texas.

Starr County, Texas Age Dependency

79.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Starr County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

32,895

51.34%

Male

31,183

48.66%

Starr County, Texas Population by Age

Starr County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Starr County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
Male81.5%18.5%
All75.1%24.9%
Non Family69%31%
Female64%36%

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Starr County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,1883.9275.1
Married7,8604.582.9
Female4,2574.9864
Non Family3,2191.0669
Male8524.1881.5

4.54

Average Family Size

3.92

Average Household Size

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Starr County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,32529.01%
9th to 12th Grade6,29417.68%
High School Graduate9,37926.35%
Some College4,81713.53%
Associates Degree1,2673.56%
Bachelors Degree2,5377.13%
Graduate Degree9782.75%
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Starr County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Starr County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic35,26818,7143,433
Other Race1,64580469
White27621167
2+ Races1488621
Native American3931
Black36241
Asian101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Starr County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,416$25,079$17,125
Less Than 9th Grade$15,077$21,042$10,919
High School Graduate$19,357$22,105$17,417
Some College$22,400$25,193$20,114
Bachelors Degree$38,788$46,830$35,661
Graduate Degree$71,042$85,969$62,821

$20,416

Average Earnings

$25,079

Average Male

$17,125

Average Female

Starr County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Starr County, Texas Language by Age

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Starr County, Texas Language

4.80% of Starr County, Texas residents speak only English, while 95.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 95.18% of the population.

Starr County, Texas Language

Starr County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic62,93521,91934.83%
Other2,66360722.79%
White4139222.28%
Multiple2463313.41%
Asian10330.00%
Black2314.35%

34.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.05%

Male Poverty Rate

38.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Starr County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Starr County, Texas is Hispanic, with 34.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Starr County, Texas is Black, with 4.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.84%.

Starr County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.09%
High School28.87%
Some College18.52%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%

Starr County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.13%
Male Unemployed31.40%
Female Employed22.38%
Male Employed16.33%

Starr County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Starr County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,387$47,269
Families$33,231$51,888
Married Families$41,856-
Non Families$13,667$23,989
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Income by Household Type

Starr County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Starr County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Starr 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.

Starr County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Starr County, Texas Marital Status

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626

Number of Veterans

617

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam263
Second Gulf War172
First Gulf War84
Korea66
World War II

Starr County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74171
75+136
18 to 34133
55 to 64100
35 to 5486

Starr County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic6121.44%
White5691.39%
Native American2461.54%
Other Race191.02%
Black1438.89%

Starr County, Texas Veterans by Race

Starr County, Texas Veterans by Education

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9.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Starr County, Texas Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

14.6%

Unemployment Rate

Starr County, Texas Employment by Age

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Starr County, Texas Employment by Race

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Starr 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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65.46%

Born in Starr County, Texas

71.41%

Native Born

28.59%

Foreign Born

20.31%

Non Citizen

8.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.41% of Starr County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 65.46% having been born in Texas. 20.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Starr 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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