Nueces County TX Information


Nueces County Subdivisions

Nueces County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 362,930
Population in Households 357,002
Population in Familes 293,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,928
Population Density1 433
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 133,406
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 90,717
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 149,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77,263 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,143 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,553 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $120,382
Average Home Value $162,787


Median Household Income $47,258
Average Household Income $65,706
Per Capita Income $24,566
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.23%
Households 1.1% 1.29%
Families 1.0% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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, 2016 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 # 88 67th
Median Household Income # 103 60th
Per Capita Income # 107 58th

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