Demographic Overview

Current area population (2013) 782,224
Average Household Size (2013) 2.7
Median Age (2013) 37.8
Owner-Occupied Homes (2013) 195,917
Total Housing Units (2013) 298,604
   
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2013 data, September 2015  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, September 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 U.S.
American Indian or Alaska Native 4,425 0.5% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 5,948 0.6% 3.9% 4.7%
Black or African American 98,144 11.5% 11.5% 12.2%
Hispanic or Latino 143,354 16.8% 37.9% 16.3%
Multi-race / Other 16,290 1.9% 1.5% 2.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific 1,023 0.1% 0.1% 0.3%
White 583,456 68.4% 44.8% 63.7%
         
*Hispanic or Latino and Race
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2013 data, September 2015  Data for nine county labor force draw area.  Counties include:  Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, HEnderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt.

 

Income Level

  Local State U.S.
Per Capita $23,944 $26,019 $26,708
Median Household $50,928 $51,900 $50,502
       
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2013 data, September 2015  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 U.S.
Under $34,999 99,312 36.6% 34.4% 33.7%
$35,000 - $49,999 38,891 14.3% 13.8% 13.6%
$50,000 - $74,999 50,486 18.5% 17.8% 17.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 33,107 12.2% 11.7% 12.2%
Over $100,000 49,914 18.4% 22.1% 22.6%
         
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2013 data; September 2015  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 U.S.
Under 19 years 220,358 28.2% 29.9% 26.5%
20-24 years 50,464 6.5% 7.3% 7.1%
25-34 years 96,099 12.2% 14.4% 13.4%
35-54 years 209,142 26.7% 13.7% 27.4%
55-74 years 159,425 20.4% 16.6% 19.5%
75 years and older 46,736 6.0% 4.5% 6.0%
         
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2013 data, September 2015  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 U.S.
38.6 34.0 37.3
     
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2013 data, September 2015  Data for nine county labor force draw area.  Counties include:  Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt. 

 

Educational Attainment of Population over 25 Years of Age

  % Distribution of Population
Years of School Completed Total Local State U.S
Less than High School 52,037 20% 18.8% 1.8%
High School 90,584 35% 25.3% 27.8%
Some College 63,331 24.1% 22.7% 21.1%
Associate’s Degree 15,524 6% 6.5% 8.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 27,415 10.4% 17.7% 18.4%
Graduate or Doctorate Degree 11,662 4.4% 8.9% 11.1%
         
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, 2013 data, September 2015  Data for nine county labor force draw area.  Counties include:  Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Henderson

 

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