Willacy County, Texas Population 2021

Willacy County, Texas's estimated population is 21,174 with a growth rate of -0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Willacy County, Texas is the 117th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 22,225 and has seen a growth of -4.73% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202121,174-92-0.43%
202021,266-92-0.43%
201921,358-92-0.43%
201821,450-58-0.27%
201721,508-253-1.16%
201621,761-102-0.47%
201521,863-72-0.33%
201421,935-84-0.38%
201322,019-189-0.85%
201222,208410.18%
201122,167-58-0.26%
201022,2254,52025.53%
199017,7052101.20%
198017,4951,92512.36%
197015,570-4,514-22.48%
196020,084-836-4.00%
195020,9207,69058.13%
194013,2302,73126.01%
193010,4990.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.43%
County Website
State
Founded
1912
County Seat
2010 Population
22,225
Growth Since 2010
-4.73%
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Willacy County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,97597.16%
Some Other Race2711.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native1440.67%
Black or African American1380.64%
Two or More Races600.28%
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Willacy County, Texas Population by Race

Willacy County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Willacy County, Texas Median Age

33


Total

31.6


Male

34.2


Female

Willacy County, Texas Adults

There are 16,394 adults, (2,954 of whom are seniors) in Willacy County, Texas.

Willacy County, Texas Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Willacy County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

9,925

45.97%

Male

11,663

54.03%

Willacy County, Texas Population by Age

Willacy County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Willacy County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
All70.5%29.5%
Non Family63.3%36.7%
Female62.9%37.1%
Male54.1%45.9%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Willacy County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7823.5270.5
Married2,9314.178.9
Non Family1,2581.2663.3
Female1,2144.5162.9
Male3793.3254.1

4.08

Average Family Size

3.52

Average Household Size

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Willacy County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,85121.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,70512.82%
High School Graduate4,74135.66%
Some College2,18516.43%
Associates Degree6364.78%
Bachelors Degree8666.51%
Graduate Degree3122.35%
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Willacy County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Willacy County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic11,6747,334858
White1,5471,363320
Other Race238131
Black9361
2+ Races584016
Native American5522

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 27.59%.

Willacy County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,450$28,184$22,594
Less Than 9th Grade$17,663$19,706$13,553
High School Graduate$23,217$28,636$16,083
Some College$23,932$31,319$23,040
Bachelors Degree$43,842$42,222$44,300
Graduate Degree$51,076$60,156$50,694

$24,450

Average Earnings

$28,184

Average Male

$22,594

Average Female

Willacy County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Willacy County, Texas Language by Age

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Willacy County, Texas Language

36.54% of Willacy County, Texas residents speak only English, while 63.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 63.29% of the population.

Willacy County, Texas Language

Willacy County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,9175,02828.06%
White2,35544018.68%
Other2585621.71%
Black1919100.00%

26.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.60%

Male Poverty Rate

29.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Willacy County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Willacy County, Texas is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Willacy County, Texas is White, with 18.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.21%.

Willacy County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.11%
Some College20.50%
High School19.29%
Bachelors or Greater4.38%

Willacy County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.61%
Female Unemployed29.55%
Female Employed18.21%
Male Employed11.77%

Willacy County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Willacy County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,521$47,742
Families$39,966$50,842
Married Families$53,734-
Non Families$16,724$32,764
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Income by Household Type

Willacy County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Willacy County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Willacy 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 55-64.

Willacy County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Willacy County, Texas Marital Status

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581

Number of Veterans

581

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam207
First Gulf War97
Second Gulf War65
Korea45
World War II7

Willacy County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54160
65 to 74151
55 to 64118
75+115
18 to 3437

Willacy County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5683.59%
Hispanic3682.59%
Other Race135.18%

Willacy County, Texas Veterans by Race

Willacy County, Texas Veterans by Education

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13.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Willacy County, Texas Veterans by Education

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52.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

13.8%

Unemployment Rate

Willacy County, Texas Employment by Age

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Willacy County, Texas Employment by Race

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Willacy 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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77.01%

Born in Willacy County, Texas

85.08%

Native Born

14.92%

Foreign Born

8.69%

Non Citizen

6.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.08% of Willacy County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 77.01% having been born in Texas. 8.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Willacy 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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