Nueces County, TX Demographics

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

What is the population of Nueces County?

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There are 365,180 residents in Nueces County, with a median age of 37.7. Of this, 49.9% are males and 50.1% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.16% of the resident pool in Nueces County, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.35%. Additionally, 5.49% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 304,799 people in Nueces County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 365,180 -2.3%
Male Population 182,215 -1.7%
Female Population 182,965 -2.9%
Male population 49.9%
Female population 50.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37.7 -3.1%
Citizen US Born 329,246 -2.4%
Citizen not US Born 15,872 -5.0%
Not Citizen 20,062 0.3%
Citizen US Born 90.16%
Citizen not US Born 4.35%
Not Citizen 5.49%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 970 -22.1%
Moved from Same County 37,748 -3.3%
Moved from Same State 12,141 -10.1%
Moved from Different State 5,636 -6.0%
Same House as Last Year 304,799 -1.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.27%
Moved from Same County 10.45%
Moved from Same State 3.36%
Moved from Different State 1.56%
Same House as Last Year 84.36%

What are the employment statistics in Nueces County?

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White-collar workers make up 73.86% of the working population in Nueces County, while blue-collar employees account for 26.14%. There are also 17,323 entrepreneurs in Nueces County (10.57% of the workforce); 112,966 workers employed in private companies (68.92%); and 25,317 people working in governmental institutions (15.45%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 121,056 -3.2%
Blue Collar 42,846 -0.6%
White Collar 73.86%
Blue Collar 26.14%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 17,323 -0.2%
Private Companies 112,966 -3.0%
Governmental Workers 25,317 1.2%
Not for Profit Companies 8,296 -11.5%
Self Employees 10.57%
Private Companies 68.92%
Governmental Workers 15.45%
Not for Profit Companies 5.06%

How many households are there in Nueces County?

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There are a total of 134,192 households in Nueces County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 67.87% of these Nueces County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 32.13%. Additionally, 33.76% of households have children and 66.24% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 134,192 -0.7%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 91,072 0.0%
Non-family Households 43,120 -2.0%
Family Households 67.87%
Non-family Households 32.13%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 45,299 -0.2%
Households without Children 88,893 -0.9%
Households with Children 33.76%
Households without Children 66.24%

What are the median and average incomes in Nueces County?

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The average annual household income in Nueces County is $68,367, while the median household income sits at $54,596 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $60,741, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $65,316. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $42,250 and $41,208, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $68,367 3.7%
Median Household Income $54,596 9.7%
People below Poverty Level 60,904 3.6%
People above Poverty Level 292,389 -3.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Nueces County?

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There are 157,093 housing units in Nueces County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1975. Of the 134,192 occupied housing units in Nueces County, 59.16% are owner-occupied, while 40.84% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 52.01% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $145,100. In general, housing costs reach $949 per month in Nueces County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 157,093 0.3%
Median Year Built 1975 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 4,405 -2.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 9,019 0.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 23,064 -1.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 17,305 -3.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 23,206 -1.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 26,651 0.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 17,183 -5.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 19,258 0.8%
Built between 2010 and 2019 16,500 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 502 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 134,192 -0.7%
Owner Occupied 79,383 -0.3%
Renter Occupied 54,809 -1.1%
Owner Occupied 59.16%
Renter Occupied 40.84%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 41,289 0.3%
Without Mortgage 38,094 -1.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $145,100 11.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $100,250 2.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $949 10.2%
With Mortgage 52.01%
Without Mortgage 47.99%

What is the level of education in Nueces County?

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Approximately 39.48% of the population in Nueces County holds a high school degree (that's 111,228 residents), while 27.59% have attained a college certificate (77,716 locals) and 12.58% have a bachelor's degree (35,436 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 16,755 -3.1%
Some High School 111,228 -2.2%
Some College 77,716 -2.9%
Associate Degree 22,209 -3.5%
Bachelor's Degree 35,436 -0.8%
Graduate Degree 18,369 -2.1%
No High School 5.95%
Some High School 39.48%
Some College 27.59%
Associate Degree 7.88%
Bachelor's Degree 12.58%
Graduate Degree 6.52%

What is the marital status of Nueces County residents?

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A total of 98,292 people in Nueces County have never been married (which represents 32.92% of the total population), while 140,735 of them are wedded (47.14%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 7,149 (2.39%) and 35,109 (11.76%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 98,292 -2.9%
Married 140,735 -1.3%
Separated 7,149 -2.2%
Widowed 17,286 -5.6%
Divorced 35,109 -2.7%
Never Married 32.92%
Married 47.14%
Separated 2.39%
Widowed 5.79%
Divorced 11.76%

What are the most common means of transportation in Nueces County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Nueces County use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 150,263 residents commute by car, 1,960 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 1,943 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 150,263 -2.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,960 -14.7%
Railroad 84 50.0%
Bicycle 313 -2.8%
Motorcycle 298 -9.7%
TaxiCab 99 -17.5%
Walk 1,943 -19.5%

What is the median and average household income in Nueces County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
78330 597 216 $49,375.00 $60,867.00
78336 12,365 4,533 $55,153.00 $68,426.00
78339 348 135 $0.00 $36,604.00
78343 4,594 1,632 $54,615.00 $71,072.00
78351 705 183 $33,098.00 $33,589.00
78373 3,271 1,552 $62,833.00 $90,435.00
78380 24,014 8,442 $54,596.00 $72,620.00
78401 4,660 1,573 $30,625.00 $62,455.00
78402 233 116 $45,000.00 $54,829.00
78404 15,650 6,009 $49,473.00 $76,057.00

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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 78330 78336 78339 78343 78351 78373 78380 78401 78402 78404 78405 78406 78407 78408 78409 78410 78411 78412 78413 78414 78415 78416 78417 78418 78419

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