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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Wood County is 42,431, which is 15.45% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 25.13% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Wood County population density is 60.99 people per square mile, which is 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 Wood County is white, which represent 91.10% of the total population. The average Wood 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: 42,431. #73

Population Growth Since 2000, #62

Wood County

Population Density, #63

Wood County
60.99 per square mile
97.14 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:38,654 (91.10%, #79)
Black:2,066 (4.87%, #114)
Hispanic:3,875 (9.13%, #231)
Asian:232 (0.55%, #102)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):240 (0.57%, #102)
One Race, Other:782 (1.84%, see rank)
Two or More Races:457 (1.08%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:3,509 (90.55%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:13 (0.34%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:62 (1.60%, see rank)
South American:14 (0.36%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

35,647 (84.01%) out of the total population of 42,431 reported first ancestry.

 Wood County% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Arab170.04%, see rank0.41%0.56%
Czech1510.36%, see rank0.78%0.47%
Danish600.14%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch8682.05%, see rank0.82%1.40%
English4,58910.82%, see rank6.41%8.02%
French1,1612.74%, see rank2.40%3.34%
German5,99214.12%, see rank10.11%15.03%
Greek800.19%, see rank0.18%0.41%
Hungarian990.23%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Irish5,67213.37%, see rank7.15%10.80%
Italian7141.68%, see rank1.91%5.52%
Norwegian3270.77%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Polish2480.58%, see rank1.09%3.01%
Portuguese860.20%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian1240.29%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,0622.50%, see rank1.03%0.99%
Scottish1,2412.92%, see rank1.41%1.72%
Subsaharan African740.17%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish3240.76%, see rank0.57%1.27%
Swiss190.04%, see rank0.12%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American8,59720.26%, see rank5.70%7.12%
Welsh2130.50%, see rank0.37%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 20,992 (49.47%, see rank)
Females: 21,439 (50.53%, see rank)

Wood County
Male: 49.47%
Female: 50.53%
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)
Wood County
48.10 years old
33.90 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Wood County
46.80 years old
32.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Wood County
49.60 years old
35.00 years old
38.80 years old

 Wood County% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Under 5 years2,0654.87%, see rank7.44%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,2775.37%, see rank7.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years2,6076.14%, see rank7.42%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,6156.16%, see rank7.25%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,2665.34%, see rank7.36%7.13%
25 to 34 years3,6388.57%, see rank14.44%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,27210.07%, see rank13.63%12.96%
45 to 54 years5,40812.75%, see rank13.23%14.09%
55 to 64 years6,43015.15%, see rank10.74%12.29%
65 to 74 years6,30214.85%, see rank6.32%7.64%
75 to 84 3,4618.16%, see rank3.33%4.25%
85 years and over1,0902.57%, see rank1.27%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Wood CountyTexasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population30,601, 100%16,426,730209,056,129
Less Than High School4,907, 16.04%, see rank18.42%13.67%
High School Graduate10,641, 34.77%, see rank25.24%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree9,574, 31.29%, see rank29.26%29.09%
Bachelor Degree3,833, 12.53%, see rank17.95%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,646, 5.38%, see rank9.14%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.86, 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

 Wood County TexasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten86589.36%10.64%77.20%22.80%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)4,17194.99%, see rank5.01%, see rank93.58%6.42%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,78688.63%, see rank11.37%, see rank93.90%6.10%90.60%9.40%
College1,60375.17%, see rank24.83%, see rank85.12%14.88%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School12685.71%, see rank14.29%, see rank72.33%27.67%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Wood CountyTexasU.S.
Total Households16,076, 100%9,013,582116,211,092
Average Household Size2.55, see rank2.832.63
1 Person Households4,094, 25.47%, see rank24.94%27.57%
2 or More Person Households11,982, 74.53%, see rank75.06%72.43%
Family Households (Families)11,247, 69.96%, see rank69.65%66.22%
Average Family Size3.11, see rank3.513.32
Married-Couple Family9,188, 57.15%, see rank50.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households4,829, 30.04%, see rank30.35%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Wood County%TexasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total35,482see rank20,238,160252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over17,395100%, see rank9,961,996123,281,364
Never Married3,85122.14%, see rank34.84%35.77%
Married10,32659.36%, see rank53.50%52.04%
Widowed5833.35%, see rank2.24%2.57%
Divorced2,63515.15%, see rank9.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over18,087100%, see rank10,276,164129,692,771
Never Married2,77615.35%, see rank28.43%29.48%
Married10,18756.32%, see rank51.21%49.19%
Widowed2,36713.09%, see rank8.06%9.16%
Divorced2,75715.24%, see rank12.30%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Wood County%TexasU.S.
Native40,86996.32%, see rank83.53%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence29,20268.82%, see rank60.31%58.73%
Born in Different State11,49427.09%, see rank21.93%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1730.41%, see rank1.29%1.42%
Foreign Born1,5623.68%, see rank16.47%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship5041.19%, see rank5.58%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,0582.49%, see rank10.89%7.09%
Born In Europe1600.38%, see rank0.71%1.53%
Born In Asia1340.32%, see rank3.19%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.61%0.55%
Born In Oceania110.03%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,2302.90%, see rank11.74%6.83%
Born In Northern America270.06%, see rank0.18%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Wood County%TexasU.S.
English15,01793.41%, see rank65.20%79.39%
Spanish8855.51%, see rank28.41%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1070.67%, see rank2.71%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages400.25%, see rank2.87%3.36%
Other270.17%, see rank0.81%0.99%

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

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