Laredo, TX

257,988 Population
92.3 square miles 2,795.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in TX
Population Density
2,795.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
59.7%
was 57.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
28.3%
was 26.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
33.9%
was 33.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
9.0%
was 8.9%
Ranked 47th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4
was 4.3
Ranked 14th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
32.4%
was 30.7%
Ranked 57th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$39,548
was $40,660
Ranked 52nd Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.2
49.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.1
was 1.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
379.3
was 415.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,370.9
was 4,237.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
76,151
was 74,887
Ranked 14th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$793
was $782
Ranked 49th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
1,623
was 1,506
 
Occupied Housing Units
69,849
was 69,026
 
Homeownership Rate
62.9%
was 61.8%
Ranked 14th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
915
was 750
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
753.1
was 765.7
Ranked 38th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.6%
was 18.2%
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
708
was 756
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.6
was 3.7
Ranked 1st Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
22.6
was 21.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.5
was 6.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
88.7%
was 89.0%
Ranked 38th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
59.7%
Ranked 55th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.4%
was 94.2%
Ranked 32nd Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
68.1%
was 67.5%
Ranked 54th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
17.5%
was 17.8%
Ranked 52nd Highest in TX

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