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United States; Texas; Willacy County, Texas; Hidalgo County, Texas; Starr County, Texas; Cameron County, Texas

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Table

United States
Texas
Willacy County, Texas
Hidalgo County, Texas
Starr County, Texas
Cameron County, Texas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
331,893,745
29,527,941
20,316
880,356
66,049
423,029
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
331,893,745
29,527,941
20,316
880,356
66,049
423,029
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
331,449,281
29,145,505
20,164
870,781
65,920
421,017
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
1.3%
0.8%
1.1%
0.2%
0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 331,449,281 29,145,505 20,164 870,781 65,920 421,017
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 308,745,538 25,145,561 22,134 774,769 60,968 406,220
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
6.9%
6.3%
8.6%
9.4%
7.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.3%
25.5%
23.5%
32.1%
32.6%
29.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.5%
12.9%
14.3%
11.3%
11.4%
13.8%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
50.3%
44.7%
51.0%
51.2%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.3%
78.7%
95.0%
97.0%
98.6%
97.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.4%
12.9%
2.7%
0.9%
0.4%
0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
1.0%
0.7%
0.5%
0.4%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
5.2%
0.9%
1.0%
0.2%
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
2.1%
0.6%
0.5%
0.3%
0.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.5%
39.7%
88.5%
92.5%
96.4%
90.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.1%
41.2%
8.5%
5.9%
3.3%
8.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 17,835,456 1,435,527 660 18,094 849 12,562
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 13.5% 16.8% 12.9% 26.3% 27.5% 22.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 139,684,244 11,283,353 7,401 285,975 19,884 154,019
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.4% 62.3% 67.0% 68.0% 74.8% 66.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $229,800 $187,200 $62,100 $90,000 $76,900 $89,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,621 $1,654 $1,031 $1,180 $1,159 $1,137
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $509 $526 $348 $382 $319 $384
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,096 $1,082 $687 $753 $572 $746
Building permits, 2021 1,736,982 265,955 47 6,055 4 2,052
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 122,354,219 9,906,070 5,882 243,878 16,281 126,968
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.60 2.83 3.45 3.49 3.90 3.30
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.2% 84.8% 93.5% 90.7% 91.7% 91.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 21.5% 35.1% 62.3% 82.7% 94.1% 71.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.9% 92.7% 83.8% 88.4% 81.5% 84.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 85.2% 85.1% 66.7% 72.8% 60.9% 63.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.5% 84.4% 70.1% 66.9% 57.6% 68.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.9% 30.7% 9.2% 19.3% 10.9% 18.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.7% 7.9% 9.5% 8.6% 11.0% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.2%
20.8%
23.4%
33.2%
31.2%
30.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.0% 64.4% 55.8% 58.3% 58.5% 56.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.4% 58.2% 51.2% 50.1% 54.9% 50.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 708,138,598 54,480,811 13,133 985,948 35,456 635,097
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,040,441,203 145,035,130 27,052 3,479,014 170,543 1,911,311
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,696,729,632 702,603,073 D 1,675,380 2,315 1,709,584
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,219,821,871 356,116,376 118,428 9,296,823 435,384 4,124,818
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,443 $13,666 $5,369 $11,527 $7,066 $9,926
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 26.9 26.6 19.9 22.9 27.5 20.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $64,994 $63,826 $37,906 $41,846 $30,931 $41,200
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $35,384 $32,177 $18,244 $17,816 $14,545 $18,247
Persons in poverty, percent
11.4%
13.4%
24.7%
23.9%
25.2%
24.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 8,000,178 618,272 188 12,446 588 6,463
Total employment, 2020 134,163,349 11,210,906 2,347 212,954 9,055 113,358
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 7,564,809,878 613,148,935 80,870 6,259,710 197,693 3,237,494
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.9% 1.0% -0.4% 3.7% 2.3% 3.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 26,485,532 2,514,301 1,322 76,358 7,161 32,692
All firms, 2012 27,626,360 2,356,748 1,342 82,291 7,885 36,598
Men-owned firms, 2012 14,844,597 1,251,696 606 39,998 4,246 19,045
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,878,397 866,678 611 36,097 3,265 14,800
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,952,386 1,070,392 1,127 72,857 7,322 29,751
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,987,918 1,224,845 150 7,619 409 5,662
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,521,682 213,590 151 5,026 407 2,884
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,070,685 2,057,218 1,128 75,189 7,383 32,621
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 87.4 96.3 37.5 493.2 49.8 456.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,531,905.43 261,231.71 590.55 1,570.87 1,223.18 890.92
FIPS Code 1 48 48489 48215 48427 48061
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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