Demographic Overview

Current area population  853,851
Average Household Size  2.7
Median Age  38
Owner-Occupied Homes  216,630
Total Housing Units  338,866
   
Source: Sites on Texas, 2018. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro,  Smith, Van Zandt

 

Historic and Projected Population Estimates

2010 2018 2023
135,959 176,716 213,868
Growth Rate 29.9% 21%
     
Source: Sites on Texas, 2018. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt

 

Racial and Ethnic Composition of Population

    % Distribution of Population
Race / Ethnic Origin* Total Local State  
American Indian or Alaska Native 5,672 0.7% 0.7%  
Asian 8,260 1% 4.9%  
Black or African American 107,781 12.6% 12.3%  
Hispanic or Latino 176,716 20.7% 39.7%  
Multi-race / Other 21,754 2.5% 3.2%  
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific 1,204 0.1% 0.1%  
White 629,381 73.7% 67.6%  
         
*Hispanic or Latino and Race
Source: Sites on Texas, 2018. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, HEnderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt

 

Income Level

  Local State  
Per Capita $26,986 $29,707  
Median Household $54,302 $57,286  
       
Source: Sites on Texas, 2018. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt

 

Household Income Distribution

   % Distribution of Population
Annual Income Total Local State  
Under $34,999 95,681 31.6% 30%  
$35,000 - $49,999 41,727 13.8% 13.1%  
$50,000 - $74,999 57,234 18.9% 17.9%  
$75,000 - $99,999 38,284 12.6% 11.9%  
Over $100,000 69,306 22.9% 26.8%  
         
Source: Sites on Texas, 2018. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Foreestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt

 

Age Distribution of Population

  % Distribution of Population
Age Group Total Local State  
Under 19 years 224,736 26.3% 28.1%  
20-24 years 52,777 6.1% 7.2%  
25-34 years 114,834 13.4% 14.9%  
35-54 years 213,573 25% 25.4%  
55-74 years 192,770 22.5% 19.3%  
75 years and older 55,161 6.4% 4.9%  
         
Source: Sites on Texas, 2018. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt

 

Median Age of Population

Local State  
38.2 34.8  
     
Source: Sites on Texas, 2018. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt 

 

Educational Attainment of Population

  % Distribution of Population
Years of School Completed Total Local State  
Less than High School 92,789 16% 16.7%  
High School 141,779 24.6% 20.8%  
Some College 138,897 24.1% 21.6%  
Associate’s Degree 48,988 8.5% 7.2%  
Bachelor’s Degree 82,416 14.3% 19.2%  
Graduate/Professional Degree 36,885 6.4% 10.2%  
         
Source: Sites on Texas, 2018. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt

 

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