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Willacy County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 590.6 square miles
Population Density 37.5 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 21,921
Population change -1%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 25.2%
65 and over 12.3%
Females 45.2%
White 95.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 87.4
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 0.5%
Black or African American 2.6%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 62%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 8.8%
Veterans 1,081
Households and Housing
Households 5,499
Persons per household 3.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.4%
Median household income $25,886
The per capita income $11,313
Live below the poverty line. 40%
housing units 7,052
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $48,800
Residents owning their homes. 77.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,439
Women-owned firms 30%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 56.8%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $122,890
Retail sales per capita $6,040
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0