Zapata County, Texas Population 2021

Zapata County, Texas's estimated population is 14,239 with a growth rate of 0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Zapata County, Texas is the 146th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 14,087 and has seen a growth of 1.08% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202114,239300.21%
202014,209300.21%
201914,179300.21%
201814,149-105-0.74%
201714,254-192-1.33%
201614,446-47-0.32%
201514,4931170.81%
201414,376-9-0.06%
201314,3851090.76%
201214,276490.34%
201114,2271400.99%
201014,0874,80851.82%
19909,2792,65140.00%
19806,6282,27652.30%
19704,352-41-0.93%
19604,393-12-0.27%
19504,40548912.49%
19403,9161,04936.59%
19302,867-62-2.12%
19202,929-880-23.10%
19103,809-951-19.98%
19004,7601,19833.63%
18903,562-74-2.04%
18803,6362,148144.35%
18701,48824019.23%
18601,2480.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.21%
County Website
State
Founded
January 22, 1858
County Seat
2010 Population
14,087
Growth Since 2010
1.08%
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Zapata County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,40593.72%
Some Other Race7265.08%
Asian1120.78%
Two or More Races610.43%
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Zapata County, Texas Population by Race

Zapata County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Zapata County, Texas Median Age

29.5


Total

26.9


Male

32.9


Female

Zapata County, Texas Adults

There are 9,508 adults, (1,975 of whom are seniors) in Zapata County, Texas.

Zapata County, Texas Age Dependency

89.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Zapata County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

7,209

50.40%

Male

7,095

49.60%

Zapata County, Texas Population by Age

Zapata County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Zapata County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89.2%10.8%
Married83.6%16.4%
All74.8%25.2%
Non Family63.6%36.4%
Female62.5%37.5%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Zapata County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5033.1774.8
Married2,0563.883.6
Non Family1,2191.1963.6
Female8384.1362.5
Male3903.9689.2

3.77

Average Family Size

3.17

Average Household Size

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Zapata County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,93024.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,13314.09%
High School Graduate2,47730.80%
Some College1,25315.58%
Associates Degree3163.93%
Bachelors Degree83410.37%
Graduate Degree991.23%
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Zapata County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Zapata County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic7,3714,452668
White601457195
Other Race34816874
2+ Races616133
Asian373737

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%.

Zapata County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,149$34,327$21,225
Less Than 9th Grade$11,732$11,985$11,564
High School Graduate$31,581$34,673$22,845
Some College$31,860$39,621$26,494
Bachelors Degree$58,908$$52,050
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,149

Average Earnings

$34,327

Average Male

$21,225

Average Female

Zapata County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Zapata County, Texas Language by Age

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Zapata County, Texas Language

10.70% of Zapata County, Texas residents speak only English, while 89.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 88.59% of the population.

Zapata County, Texas Language

Zapata County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,3624,76335.65%
Other67425237.39%
White64212519.47%

34.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.08%

Male Poverty Rate

38.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Zapata County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Zapata County, Texas is Other, with 37.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Zapata County, Texas is White, with 19.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.22%.

Zapata County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.10%
High School19.29%
Some College12.78%
Bachelors or Greater5.41%

Zapata County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed67.25%
Male Unemployed38.94%
Female Employed26.56%
Male Employed17.79%

Zapata County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Zapata County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,952$60,551
Families$42,396$72,069
Married Families$47,500-
Non Families$15,943$27,432
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Income by Household Type

Zapata County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Zapata County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Zapata County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Zapata County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Zapata County, Texas Marital Status

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408

Number of Veterans

311

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War189
Vietnam145
Korea50
World War II
Second Gulf War

Zapata County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54180
65 to 74103
75+97
55 to 6428
18 to 34

Zapata County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3473.89%
Hispanic3453.90%
2+ Races4268.85%
Other Race193.85%

Zapata County, Texas Veterans by Race

Zapata County, Texas Veterans by Education

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1.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Zapata County, Texas Veterans by Education

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Zapata County, Texas Employment by Age

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Zapata County, Texas Employment by Race

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Zapata 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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69.04%

Born in Zapata County, Texas

75.52%

Native Born

24.48%

Foreign Born

18.92%

Non Citizen

5.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.52% of Zapata County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 69.04% having been born in Texas. 18.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Zapata 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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