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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Jim Wells County is 41,348, which is 5.14% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 25.13% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Jim Wells County population density is 47.62 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 97.14 people per square mile and is lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Jim Wells County is white, which represent 92.56% of the total population. The average Jim Wells County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 41,348. #74

Population Growth Since 2000, #126

Jim Wells County
5.14%
Texas
25.13%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #73

Jim Wells County
47.62 per square mile
Texas
97.14 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:38,271 (92.56%, #57)
Black:343 (0.83%, #206)
Hispanic:32,777 (79.27%, #18)
Asian:148 (0.36%, #149)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):147 (0.36%, #167)
One Race, Other:2,057 (4.97%, see rank)
Two or More Races:382 (0.92%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:30,890 (94.24%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:33 (0.10%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:89 (0.27%, see rank)
South American:53 (0.16%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

37,616 (90.97%) out of the total population of 41,348 reported first ancestry.

 Jim Wells County% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.41%0.56%
Czech3040.74%, see rank0.78%0.47%
Danish340.08%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch2760.67%, see rank0.82%1.40%
English9092.20%, see rank6.41%8.02%
French4110.99%, see rank2.40%3.34%
German3,2957.97%, see rank10.11%15.03%
Greek220.05%, see rank0.18%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Irish1,9094.62%, see rank7.15%10.80%
Italian620.15%, see rank1.91%5.52%
Norwegian810.20%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Polish3020.73%, see rank1.09%3.01%
Portuguese190.05%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian410.10%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2200.53%, see rank1.03%0.99%
Scottish1020.25%, see rank1.41%1.72%
Subsaharan African00.00%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish220.05%, see rank0.57%1.27%
Swiss50.01%, see rank0.12%0.30%
Ukrainian60.01%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American1,4763.57%, see rank5.70%7.12%
Welsh100.02%, see rank0.37%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 20,473 (49.51%, see rank)
Females: 20,875 (50.49%, see rank)

Jim Wells County
Male: 49.51%
Female: 50.49%
Texas
Male: 49.63%
Female: 50.37%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Jim Wells County
34.20 years old
Texas
33.90 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Jim Wells County
32.60 years old
Texas
32.90 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Jim Wells County
35.90 years old
Texas
35.00 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Jim Wells County% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Under 5 years3,2707.91%, see rank7.44%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,9727.19%, see rank7.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years3,5728.64%, see rank7.42%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,1967.73%, see rank7.25%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,7916.75%, see rank7.36%7.13%
25 to 34 years5,34112.92%, see rank14.44%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,57611.07%, see rank13.63%12.96%
45 to 54 years5,28412.78%, see rank13.23%14.09%
55 to 64 years4,74211.47%, see rank10.74%12.29%
65 to 74 years3,1067.51%, see rank6.32%7.64%
75 to 84 1,7054.12%, see rank3.33%4.25%
85 years and over7931.92%, see rank1.27%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Jim Wells CountyTexasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population25,547, 100%16,426,730209,056,129
Less Than High School7,264, 28.43%, see rank18.42%13.67%
High School Graduate8,462, 33.12%, see rank25.24%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree7,078, 27.71%, see rank29.26%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,662, 6.51%, see rank17.95%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,081, 4.23%, see rank9.14%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#11.97, see rank13.2113.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Jim Wells County TexasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,64283.62%16.38%77.20%22.80%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)5,16797.12%, see rank2.88%, see rank93.58%6.42%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,66793.63%, see rank6.37%, see rank93.90%6.10%90.60%9.40%
College1,35094.00%, see rank6.00%, see rank85.12%14.88%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School16288.27%, see rank11.73%, see rank72.33%27.67%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Jim Wells CountyTexasU.S.
Total Households13,488, 100%9,013,582116,211,092
Average Household Size3.03, see rank2.832.63
1 Person Households2,892, 21.44%, see rank24.94%27.57%
2 or More Person Households10,596, 78.56%, see rank75.06%72.43%
Family Households (Families)10,230, 75.85%, see rank69.65%66.22%
Average Family Size3.62, see rank3.513.32
Married-Couple Family6,903, 51.18%, see rank50.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households3,258, 24.15%, see rank30.35%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Jim Wells County%TexasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total31,534see rank20,238,160252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over15,299100%, see rank9,961,996123,281,364
Never Married5,29634.62%, see rank34.84%35.77%
Married8,08752.86%, see rank53.50%52.04%
Widowed3692.41%, see rank2.24%2.57%
Divorced1,54710.11%, see rank9.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over16,235100%, see rank10,276,164129,692,771
Never Married4,17825.73%, see rank28.43%29.48%
Married8,22550.66%, see rank51.21%49.19%
Widowed1,85311.41%, see rank8.06%9.16%
Divorced1,97912.19%, see rank12.30%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Jim Wells County%TexasU.S.
Native39,18794.77%, see rank83.53%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence35,76386.49%, see rank60.31%58.73%
Born in Different State3,3118.01%, see rank21.93%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1130.27%, see rank1.29%1.42%
Foreign Born2,1615.23%, see rank16.47%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship9652.33%, see rank5.58%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,1962.89%, see rank10.89%7.09%
Born In Europe1270.31%, see rank0.71%1.53%
Born In Asia1150.28%, see rank3.19%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.61%0.55%
Born In Oceania210.05%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,8744.53%, see rank11.74%6.83%
Born In Northern America240.06%, see rank0.18%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Jim Wells County%TexasU.S.
English4,83235.82%, see rank65.20%79.39%
Spanish8,56963.53%, see rank28.41%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages750.56%, see rank2.71%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages120.09%, see rank2.87%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.81%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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