Demographic Overview

Current area population  822,681
Average Household Size  2.6
Median Age  38
Owner-Occupied Homes  213,399
Total Housing Units  294,121
   
Source: Sites on Texas, 2017. 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

2000 2010 2020
643,555 770,406 n/a
Growth Rate 16.4% n/a
     
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2015. 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 3,369 0.4% 0.3%  
Asian 8,627 1% 4.8%  
Black or African American 107,805 13.1% 12.6%  
Hispanic or Latino 161,961 19.6% 39%  
Multi-race / Other 19,306 2.3% 2.9%  
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific 760 0.09% 0.08%  
White 609,827 74.1% 68.9%  
         
*Hispanic or Latino and Race
Source: Sites on Texas, 2017. 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 $24,425 $25,422  
Median Household $51,634 $51,621  
       
Source: Sites on Texas, 2017. 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 77,939 27.9% 28.2%  
$35,000 - $49,999 56,556 20.3% 10.9%  
$50,000 - $74,999 53,811 19.3% 21.5%  
$75,000 - $99,999 36,616 13.1% 14.9%  
Over $100,000 53,617 19.2% 24.4%  
         
Source: Sites on Texas, 2017. 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 225,011 27.9% 29.2%  
20-24 years 53,471 6.6% 7.3%  
25-34 years 103,470 12.8% 14.6%  
35-54 years 207,116 25.6% 26.4%  
55-74 years 178,443 22.1% 18.8%  
75 years and older 40,029 4.9% 3.6%  
         
Source: Sites on Texas, 2017. 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  
38.1 38.1  
     
Source: Sites on Texas, 2017. 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 92,984 17.1% 17.4%  
High School 167,921 30.9% 25.2%  
Some College 132,388 24.3% 22.8%  
Associate’s Degree 43,156 7.9% 6.9%  
Bachelor’s Degree 74,688 13.7% 18.9%  
Postgraduate Degree 33,062 6% 9.8%  
         
Source: Sites on Texas, 2017. Data for nine county labor force draw area. Counties include: Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt

 

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