Laredo, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laredo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Laredo is the 10th largest city in Texas with a population of 259,051 as of July 1, 2016. Laredo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laredo is located at latitude 27.547 and longitude -99.4875 in Webb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laredo (see map below) encompass a land area of 92.28 sq. miles and a water area of 1.45 sq. miles. Webb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 413 feet.

The City of Laredo (GNIS ID: 2411626) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Laredo is located within Laredo Division of Webb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laredo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laredo: Villa de San Augustine de Laredo.

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


Total Population 259,051
Population in Households 256,188
Population in Familes 236,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,863
Population Density1 2,807
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 69,529
Average Household Size 3.68
Family Households 58,100
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 75,558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,276 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,253 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,029 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $127,169
Average Home Value $155,049


Median Household Income $41,545
Average Household Income $58,322
Per Capita Income $16,037
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.5% 1.54%
Households 1.45% 1.52%
Families 1.4% 1.49%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Laredo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laredo to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 10 99th
Population Density1 # 174 90th
Diversity Index2 # 1373 22nd
Median Household Income # 1000 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1416 19th

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