Nueces County TX Information


Nueces County Subdivisions

Nueces County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 370,403
Daytime Population: Workers 169,689
Daytime Population: Residents 209,782
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 379,471
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 364,316
Population in Familes 299,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,087
Population Density2 442
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $50,064
Average Household Income $69,260
Per Capita Income $25,771


Total Housing Units 152,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78,930 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,668 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,472 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $126,954
Average Home Value $172,979


Total Households 135,598
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 92,274
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.18% 1.18%
Households 1.17% 1.19%
Families 1.09% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


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, 2017 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 Density # 17 94th
Diversity Index # 88 66th
Median Household Income # 102 60th
Per Capita Income # 108 58th

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