Nueces County TX Information


Nueces County Subdivisions

Nueces County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 354,413
Population in Households 348,642
Population in Familes 285,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,771
Population Density1 423
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 131,185
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 89,315
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 147,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77,057 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 54,128 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,676 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $165,820
Average Home Value $204,594


Median Household Income $47,272
Average Household Income $64,766
Per Capita Income $24,256
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.98%
Households 0.99% 1.09%
Families 0.89% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Nueces County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nueces County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 95th
Population Density1 # 17 94th
Diversity Index2 # 85 67th
Median Household Income # 108 58th
Per Capita Income # 89 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.