Texas Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Texas?

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There are 28,862,581 residents in Texas, with a median age of 35. Of this, 49.89% are males and 50.11% are females. US-born citizens make up 81.4% of the resident pool in Texas, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.37%. Additionally, 10.23% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 24,277,672 people in Texas currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 28,862,581 0.8%
Male Population 14,398,171 1.2%
Female Population 14,464,410 0.3%
Male population 49.89%
Female population 50.11%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35 0.6%
Citizen US Born 23,494,190 0.6%
Citizen not US Born 2,415,468 3.3%
Not Citizen 2,952,923 0.6%
Citizen US Born 81.4%
Citizen not US Born 8.37%
Not Citizen 10.23%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 193,623 -6.1%
Moved from Same County 2,391,962 -3.0%
Moved from Same State 1,101,543 0.4%
Moved from Different State 550,522 1.5%
Same House as Last Year 24,277,672 1.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.68%
Moved from Same County 8.39%
Moved from Same State 3.86%
Moved from Different State 1.93%
Same House as Last Year 85.14%

What are the employment statistics in Texas?

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White-collar workers make up 76.63% of the working population in Texas, while blue-collar employees account for 23.37%. There are also 1,410,395 entrepreneurs in Texas (10.36% of the workforce); 9,579,043 workers employed in private companies (70.34%); and 1,850,609 people working in governmental institutions (13.59%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 10,435,842 1.1%
Blue Collar 3,182,788 1.3%
White Collar 76.63%
Blue Collar 23.37%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,410,395 2.6%
Private Companies 9,579,043 0.5%
Governmental Workers 1,850,609 3.4%
Not for Profit Companies 778,583 1.7%
Self Employees 10.36%
Private Companies 70.34%
Governmental Workers 13.59%
Not for Profit Companies 5.72%

How many households are there in Texas?

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There are a total of 10,239,341 households in Texas, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 68.91% of these Texas households, while non-family units account for the remaining 31.09%. Additionally, 36.21% of households have children and 63.79% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 10,239,341 3.4%
Average People Per Household 3 -2.5%
Family Households 7,055,810 3.2%
Non-family Households 3,183,531 3.8%
Family Households 68.91%
Non-family Households 31.09%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 3,707,603 2.8%
Households without Children 6,531,738 3.7%
Households with Children 36.21%
Households without Children 63.79%

What are the median and average incomes in Texas?

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The average annual household income in Texas is $94,115, while the median household income sits at $67,321 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $72,082, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $80,762. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $35,115 and $49,599, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $94,115 5.2%
Median Household Income $67,321 5.5%
People below Poverty Level 3,892,890 -0.4%
People above Poverty Level 24,028,533 1.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Texas?

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There are 11,433,880 housing units in Texas, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1988. Of the 10,239,341 occupied housing units in Texas, 62.42% are owner-occupied, while 37.58% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 56.96% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $232,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,161 per month in Texas.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 11,433,880 2.9%
Median Year Built 1988 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 380,957 -0.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 348,819 -2.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 841,347 -1.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 979,599 -0.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,643,368 -0.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,798,169 1.5%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,673,976 -0.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,105,392 1.5%
Built between 2010 and 2019 1,622,470 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 39,783 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 10,239,341 3.4%
Owner Occupied 6,391,061 3.6%
Renter Occupied 3,848,280 3.0%
Owner Occupied 62.42%
Renter Occupied 37.58%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 3,640,097 3.9%
Without Mortgage 2,750,964 3.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $232,000 7.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $160,500 6.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,161 6.0%
With Mortgage 56.96%
Without Mortgage 43.04%

What is the level of education in Texas?

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Approximately 33.95% of the population in Texas holds a high school degree (that's 7,271,014 residents), while 23.2% have attained a college certificate (5,358,474 locals) and 18.9% have a bachelor's degree (4,048,591 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 1,475,120 -1.3%
Some High School 7,271,014 -0.2%
Some College 5,358,474 0.3%
Associate Degree 1,551,683 2.5%
Bachelor's Degree 4,048,591 3.2%
Graduate Degree 2,101,026 4.4%
No High School 6.89%
Some High School 33.95%
Some College 23.2%
Associate Degree 7.25%
Bachelor's Degree 18.9%
Graduate Degree 9.81%

What is the marital status of Texas residents?

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A total of 7,509,196 people in Texas have never been married (which represents 33.1% of the total population), while 11,722,330 of them are wedded (51.67%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 491,358 (2.17%) and 2,350,985 (10.36%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 7,509,196 0.3%
Married 11,722,330 1.9%
Separated 491,358 -3.1%
Widowed 1,102,318 -2.3%
Divorced 2,350,985 -0.7%
Never Married 33.1%
Married 51.67%
Separated 2.17%
Widowed 4.86%
Divorced 10.36%

What are the most common means of transportation in Texas?

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The top three means of transportation people in Texas use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 11,668,332 residents commute by car, 196,328 prefer going to work by walking and 129,642 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 11,668,332 -1.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 129,642 -8.5%
Subway or Elevated 8,319 N/A
Railroad 6,263 2.4%
Ferryboat 1,263 16.0%
Bicycle 30,512 -5.0%
Motorcycle 14,956 -11.2%
TaxiCab 13,742 6.3%
Walk 196,328 -3.4%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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