Nueces County, TX Demographic Data

Nueces County, TX Summary

Nueces County is located in Texas
  • Population: 347,691
  • Area: 1,165.60 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 838.48 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 327.12 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 298.29 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 39.37 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Nueces County, TX Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
182,484
51%
50.8
Male
177,231
49%
49.2
Total Population
359,715
 
321,419,000

Nueces County, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
24,486
6.8% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
26,087
7.3% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
23,800
6.6% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
27,188
7.6% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
25,705
7.1% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
52,454
14.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
44,928
12.5% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
44,013
12.2% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
22,914
6.4% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
20,388
5.7% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
27,401
7.6% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
14,806
4.1% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
5,545
1.5% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
269,476
74.9%
77.1
Female
138,685
51.5%
51.4
Male
130,791
48.5%
48.6
21 Years and over
252,701
70.3%
72.9
62 Years and over
59,863
16.6%
18.3
65 Years and over
47,752
13.3%
14.9
Female
27,042
56.6%
55.9
Male
20,710
43.4%
44.1
Median Age (years)
35
NR
NR

Nueces County, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
354,413
98.5% 
96.9
White
322,549
89.7% 
73.1
Black or African American
13,846
3.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
2,065
0.6% 
0.8
Asian
7,662
2.1% 
5.4
Asian Indian
731
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
1,854
0.5% 
1.3
Filipino
2,928
0.8% 
0.9
Japanese
148
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
261
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
1,501
0.4% 
0.5
Other Asian
239
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
84
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
8,207
2.3% 
4.8
Two or More Races
5,302
1.5% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
225,801
62.8% 
17.6
Mexican
208,950
58.1% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
2,473
0.7% 
1.7
Cuban
478
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
13,900
3.9% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
133,914
37.2% 
82.4

Nueces County, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
19,241
8.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
26,332
11.3% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
65,686
28.3% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
53,335
22.9% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
20,007
8.6% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
31,870
13.7% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
15,978
6.9% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
45,573
19.6%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
186,876
80.4%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
47,848
20.6%
30.6

Nueces County, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
94,225
33.0%
33.5%
Now Married
129,345
45.3%
47.5
Divorced
36,402
12.8%
11.0%
Separated
8,201
2.9%
2.1
Widowed
17,169
6.0
5.8%

Nueces County, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
210,384
62.8%
78.5%
Languages other than english
124,845
37.2%
21.5%
Spanish
115,483
34.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
2,549
0.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
4,922
1.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
1,891
0.6%
1.0%

Nueces County, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
10,824
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
7,824
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
15,586
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
12,808
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
17,173
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
24,410
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
17,409
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
13,804
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
5,709
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
4,660
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
50,587
 
55,775
Per capita income
25,377
 
29,979

Nueces County, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
5,664
3.4%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
21,665
13.0%
9.8
Construction
15,309
9.2%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
37,872
22.7%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
9,553
5.7%
6.5
Information
1,723
1.0%
2.1
Manufacturing
10,909
6.5%
10.3
Other services except public administration
8,800
5.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
14,405
8.6%
11.3
Public administration
10,340
6.2%
4.6
Retail trade
18,642
11.2%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
7,469
4.5%
5.1
Wholesale trade
4,292
2.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
21,801
13.1%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
47,141
28.3%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
20,674
12.4%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
39,065
23.4%
23.6%
Service occupations
37,962
22.8%
18.0%

Nueces County, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
165,282
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
136,821
82.8%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
16,761
10.1%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
1,570
0.9%
5.2
Walked
4,167
2.5%
2.8
Other means
3,096
1.9%
1.8
Worked at home
2,867
1.7%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
20.0
 
26.0

Nueces County, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
11,743
9.0%
8.9
1 vehicles
45,162
34.7%
33.5
2 vehicles
49,053
37.7%
37.2
3 or more
24,249
18.6%
20.3

Nueces County, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
130,207
88.0%
87.7
Owner Occupied
70,358
54.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
59,849
46.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
17,729
12.0%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Nueces County, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
147,936
1 room
5,470
3.7%
2.3
2 rooms
3,593
2.4%
2.5
3 rooms
17,751
12.0%
9.0
4 rooms
31,045
21.0%
16.6
5 rooms
39,036
26.4%
20.0
6 rooms
25,470
17.2%
17.9
7 rooms
13,576
9.2%
12.1
8 rooms
5,438
3.7%
8.5
9 rooms or more
6,557
4.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Nueces County, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
147,936
 
 
1-unit, detached
97,552
65.9%
61.4
1-unit, attached
2,480
1.7%
5.8
2-units
5,227
3.5%
3.7
3 or 4 units
11,840
8.0%
4.5
5 to 9 units
9,399
6.4%
4.8
10 to 19 units
6,863
4.6%
4.6
20 or more units
9,230
6.2%
8.8
Mobile home
5,076
3.4%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
269
0.2%
0.1

Nueces County, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
3,506
2.4%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
9,707
6.6%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
25,525
17.3%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
20,068
13.6%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
22,257
15.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
25,986
17.6%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
17,050
11.5%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
18,253
12.3%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
4,062
2.7%
2.5%
2014 or later
1,522
1.0%
0.5%

Nueces County, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
NR
NR
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
NR
NR
4.7
Electricity
NR
NR
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
NR
NR
5.1
Coal or coke
NR
NR
0.1
Wood
NR
NR
2.0
Solar energy
NR
NR
0.1
Other fuel
NR
NR
0.5
No fuel used
NR
NR
1.2

Nueces County, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
36,836
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
269
0.7%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,271
3.5%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
1,553
4.2%
9.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,664
4.5%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
9,189
24.9%
20.3%
$500 to $999
9,236
25.1%
20.5%
$1,000 to 1,499
13,654
37.1%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
18,272
49.6%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
5,588
15.2%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
3,286
8.9%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
2,501
6.8%
7.3%
35.0% or more
7,189
19.5%
22.3%
Not Computed
0
NR
NR

Nueces County, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
56,133 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
110
0.2%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
626
1.1%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
944
1.7%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
4,764
8.5%
11.0%
Less than $500
6,841
12.2%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
16,139
28.8%
27.9%
$500 to $999
26,709
47.6%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
3,716
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
915
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
7,641
13.9%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
8,469
15.4%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
6,021
11.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
6,095
11.1%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
5,575
10.2%
9.2%
35.0% or more
21,044
38.4%
41.4%
Not Computed
5,004
NR
NR

Nueces County, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
70,358
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
7,632
10.8%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
19,295
27.4%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
17,035
24.2%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
10,636
15.1%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
9,627
13.7%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
4,099
5.8%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
1,667
2.4%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
367
0.5%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
122,200
 
194,500
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