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Laredo Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Laredo Area is 259,471. The Laredo Area population density is 76.87 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 97.14 people per square mile and is about the same as the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Laredo Area is white, which represent 93.87% of the total population. The average Laredo Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

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

Population in 2010-2014: 259,471. #175

Population Density, #470

Laredo Area
76.87 per square mile
97.14 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:243,573 (93.87%, #159)
Black:1,003 (0.39%, #827)
Hispanic:247,596 (95.42%, #2)
Asian:1,519 (0.59%, #626)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):966 (0.37%, #473)
One Race, Other:10,847 (4.18%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,563 (0.60%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:236,992 (95.72%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,428 (0.58%, see rank)
Cuban:150 (0.06%, see rank)
Central American:2,063 (0.83%, see rank)
South American:716 (0.29%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

247,866 (95.53%) out of the total population of 259,471 reported first ancestry.

 Laredo Area% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Arab4660.18%, see rank0.41%0.56%
Czech120.00%, see rank0.78%0.47%
Danish200.01%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch810.03%, see rank0.82%1.40%
English1,1370.44%, see rank6.41%8.02%
French7870.30%, see rank2.40%3.34%
German1,9050.73%, see rank10.11%15.03%
Greek900.03%, see rank0.18%0.41%
Hungarian110.00%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Irish1,3600.52%, see rank7.15%10.80%
Italian5570.21%, see rank1.91%5.52%
Norwegian1440.06%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Polish3180.12%, see rank1.09%3.01%
Portuguese860.03%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian910.04%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1060.04%, see rank1.03%0.99%
Scottish890.03%, see rank1.41%1.72%
Subsaharan African890.03%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish1520.06%, see rank0.57%1.27%
Swiss170.01%, see rank0.12%0.30%
Ukrainian250.01%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American2,5430.98%, see rank5.70%7.12%
Welsh290.01%, see rank0.37%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 126,201 (48.64%, see rank)
Females: 133,270 (51.36%, see rank)

Laredo Area
Male: 48.64%
Female: 51.36%
Male: 49.63%
Female: 50.37%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

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

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Laredo Area
28.10 years old
33.90 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Laredo Area
26.70 years old
32.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Laredo Area
29.50 years old
35.00 years old
38.80 years old

 Laredo Area% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Under 5 years25,7139.91%, see rank7.44%6.36%
5 to 9 years24,9659.62%, see rank7.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years24,5899.48%, see rank7.42%6.59%
15 to 19 years23,5559.08%, see rank7.25%6.85%
20 to 24 years20,0987.75%, see rank7.36%7.13%
25 to 34 years35,41713.65%, see rank14.44%13.47%
35 to 44 years35,09913.53%, see rank13.63%12.96%
45 to 54 years28,38610.94%, see rank13.23%14.09%
55 to 64 years20,4127.87%, see rank10.74%12.29%
65 to 74 years12,1744.69%, see rank6.32%7.64%
75 to 84 6,4282.48%, see rank3.33%4.25%
85 years and over2,6351.02%, see rank1.27%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Laredo AreaTexasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population140,551, 100%16,426,730209,056,129
Less Than High School50,105, 35.65%, see rank18.42%13.67%
High School Graduate32,334, 23.01%, see rank25.24%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree34,194, 24.33%, see rank29.26%29.09%
Bachelor Degree17,128, 12.19%, see rank17.95%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree6,790, 4.83%, see rank9.14%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#11.89, 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

 Laredo Area TexasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten11,22390.47%9.53%77.20%22.80%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)40,63497.47%, see rank2.53%, see rank93.58%6.42%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)18,90597.82%, see rank2.18%, see rank93.90%6.10%90.60%9.40%
College15,74292.40%, see rank7.60%, see rank85.12%14.88%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School2,04586.80%, see rank13.20%, see rank72.33%27.67%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Laredo AreaTexasU.S.
Total Households68,502, 100%9,013,582116,211,092
Average Household Size3.74, see rank2.832.63
1 Person Households10,290, 15.02%, see rank24.94%27.57%
2 or More Person Households58,212, 84.98%, see rank75.06%72.43%
Family Households (Families)56,296, 82.18%, see rank69.65%66.22%
Average Family Size4.27, see rank3.513.32
Married-Couple Family36,735, 53.63%, see rank50.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households12,206, 17.82%, see rank30.35%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Laredo Area%TexasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total184,204see rank20,238,160252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over87,885100%, see rank9,961,996123,281,364
Never Married33,48538.10%, see rank34.84%35.77%
Married46,90753.37%, see rank53.50%52.04%
Widowed1,4421.64%, see rank2.24%2.57%
Divorced6,0516.89%, see rank9.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over96,319100%, see rank10,276,164129,692,771
Never Married32,23933.47%, see rank28.43%29.48%
Married47,48949.30%, see rank51.21%49.19%
Widowed7,6517.94%, see rank8.06%9.16%
Divorced8,9409.28%, see rank12.30%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Laredo Area%TexasU.S.
Native188,38672.60%, see rank83.53%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence171,60666.14%, see rank60.31%58.73%
Born in Different State12,9004.97%, see rank21.93%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3,8801.50%, see rank1.29%1.42%
Foreign Born71,08527.40%, see rank16.47%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship19,7177.60%, see rank5.58%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship51,36819.80%, see rank10.89%7.09%
Born In Europe3600.14%, see rank0.71%1.53%
Born In Asia1,2030.46%, see rank3.19%3.82%
Born In Africa730.03%, see rank0.61%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America69,38626.74%, see rank11.74%6.83%
Born In Northern America630.02%, see rank0.18%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Laredo Area%TexasU.S.
English3,4405.02%, see rank65.20%79.39%
Spanish64,55394.24%, see rank28.41%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1990.29%, see rank2.71%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2950.43%, see rank2.87%3.36%
Other150.02%, see rank0.81%0.99%

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

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