Laredo, TX

Census Place

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2022 Population
255,293
0.234% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
29.3
0.687% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
5.74% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,928
9.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$164,400
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
107,199
1.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Laredo, TX had a population of 255k people with a median age of 29.3 and a median household income of $60,928. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Laredo, TX grew from 254,697 to 255,293, a 0.234% increase and its median household income grew from $55,603 to $60,928, a 9.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laredo, TX are White (Hispanic) (50.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (39.3%), Other (Hispanic) (5.56%), White (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.541%).

None of the households in Laredo, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

83.2% of the residents in Laredo, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laredo, TX are Laredo College (2,051 degrees awarded in 2022), Texas A & M International University (226152) (1,881 degrees), and Laredo Beauty College Inc (101 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Laredo, TX was $164,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.7%.

Most people in Laredo, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Laredo, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Laredo, TX is home to a population of 255k people, from which 83.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 25.1% of Laredo, TX residents were born outside of the country (64.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.28 times more White (Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Laredo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 100k Two+ (Hispanic) and 14.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

83.2%
2022 Citizenship
82.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 83.2% of Laredo, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Laredo, TX was 82.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laredo, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    128k ± 3.84k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    100k ± 3.88k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 1.59k
95.5%
Hispanic Population
244k people

In 2022, there were 1.28 times more White (Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Laredo, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 100k Two+ (Hispanic) and 14.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

95.5% of the people in Laredo, TX are hispanic (244k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

25.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
64.1k people
25.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
64.2k people

As of 2022, 25.1% of Laredo, TX residents (64.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laredo, TX was 25.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,269 ± 362
  2. Vietnam
    1,261 ± 223
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    753 ± 194

Laredo, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Laredo, TX employs 107k people. The largest industries in Laredo, TX are Transportation & Warehousing (15,875 people), Retail Trade (14,770 people), and Educational Services (13,011 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,438), Public Administration ($69,387), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,583).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

107k
2022 Value
± 2,969
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 3.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laredo, TX grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 105k employees to 107k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laredo, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,804 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,281 people), and Transportation Occupations (8,373 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laredo, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

107k
2022 Value
± 2,969
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 3.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laredo, TX grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 105k employees to 107k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laredo, TX, are Transportation & Warehousing (15,875 people), Retail Trade (14,770 people), and Educational Services (13,011 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laredo, TX, though some of these residents may live in Laredo, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,190
Median earning men ± $1,340
$25,177
Median earning women ± $963

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($81,682), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,309), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,123).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,929), Wholesale Trade ($37,540), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,965).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Laredo, TX awarded 4,139 degrees. The student population of Laredo, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,174 male students and 10,967 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laredo, TX are Hispanic or Latino (3,796 and 93.8%), followed by White (170 and 4.2%), Black or African American (30 and 0.741%), and Asian (23 and 0.568%).

The largest universities in Laredo, TX by number of degrees awarded are Laredo College (2,051 and 49.6%), Texas A & M International University (226152) (1,881 and 45.4%), and Laredo Beauty College Inc (101 and 2.44%).

The most popular majors in Laredo, TX are General Studies (1,025 and 24.8%), General Business Administration & Management (339 and 8.19%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (223 and 5.39%).

The median tuition cost in Laredo, TX for a public four year colleges is $3,109 for in-state students and $8,641 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Laredo, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 47.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 18,141 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,141 students enrolled in Laredo, TX, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 16,609 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 141 degrees awarded
  2. 178 degrees awarded
  3. 165 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laredo, TX was General Business Administration & Management with 141 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,051 degrees awarded
  2. 1,881 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Laredo College with 2,051 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,601 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laredo, TX, which is 0.631 times less than the 2,538 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,796 degrees mean that there were 22.3 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 170 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($3,109) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,064) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,680) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laredo, TX was $164,400 in 2022, which is 0.583 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,700 to $164,400, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Laredo, TX is 62.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Laredo, TX have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Laredo, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Laredo, TX is $60,928. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Laredo, TX was Census Tract 17.14 with a value of $134,922, followed by Census Tract 17.22 and Census Tract 17.09, with respective values of $112,500 and $110,409.

Property

$164,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,120
$46,669
Median Property Taxes
±$1,898

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Laredo, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.7%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.7% of the housing units in Laredo, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 17.14
  2. Census Tract 17.22
  3. Census Tract 17.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laredo, TX was Census Tract 17.14 with a value of $134,922, followed by Census Tract 17.22 and Census Tract 17.09, with respective values of $112,500 and $110,409.

The following map shows all of the places in Laredo, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,928
Median Household Income
± $2,112
74.4k
Number of Households
± 2,422

In 2022, the median household income of the 74.4k households in Laredo, TX grew to $60,928 from the previous year's value of $55,603.

The following chart displays the households in Laredo, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laredo, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.87%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in Laredo, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who worked at home (4.87%).

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laredo, TX have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.43% of the workforce in Laredo, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Laredo, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Laredo, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laredo, TX (52.8k out of 252k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laredo, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

71.7% of the population of Laredo, TX has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 5.6% on Medicare, 9.75% on non-group plans, and 0.668% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Webb County, TX see 3293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.65% increase from the previous year (3208 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3120 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2548 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,293 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Webb County, TX

Primary care physicians in Webb County, TX see an average of 3,293 patients per year. This represents a 2.65% increase from the previous year (3,208 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Webb County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 33.8% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 33% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.49% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

28.3%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
5.6%
Medicare
9.75%
Non-Group
0.668%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laredo, TX declined by 0.455% from 28.5% to 28.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Laredo, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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