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Willacy County, Texas

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Population:

  • Total Population: 20,082
  • Males: 10,295
  • Females: 9,787

Ethnicity:

  • White: 2,256
  • Black/African American: 424
  • Hispanic: 17,293
  • Native American/Eskimo: 11
  • Asian: 9
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 1
  • 2 or more: 88

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. Spanish (14,330)
  2. English only (4,035)
  3. German (20)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 2,667

  1. Mexico (2,545)
  2. Other Central America (26)
  3. Honduras (25)
  4. Germany (19)
  5. Canada (11)
  6. United Kingdom (9)
  7. Colombia (9)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (11,984)
  2. Southern Baptist Convention (1,631)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (587)
  4. Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (322)
  5. Assemblies of God (197)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 7,099
    • Sensory: 747
    • Physical: 1,737
    • Mental: 855
    • Self-care: 734
    • Go outside home: 1,575
    • Employment: 1,312

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 363

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 5,584
    • Utility gas: 2,113
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,225
    • Electricity: 2,173
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 7
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 25
    • No fuel used: 39

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 11,103
    • No vehicle: 1,416
    • 1 or more vehicle: 9,687

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 1,249
    • No High School: 2,811
    • Some High School: 1,748
    • High School: 2,760
    • Some College: 1,719
    • Associate's Degree: 195
    • College Degree: 615
    • Master's Degree: 191
    • Professional Degree: 39
    • Doctoral Degree: 5

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 5,584
    • Owners with phone: 4,043
    • Owners without phone: 273
    • Renters with phone: 1,054
    • Renters without phone: 214

    10 closest counties:

    1. Kenedy County, Texas
    2. Cameron County, Texas
    3. Hidalgo County, Texas
    4. Brooks County, Texas
    5. Kleberg County, Texas
    6. Starr County, Texas
    7. Jim Hogg County, Texas
    8. Jim Wells County, Texas
    9. Nueces County, Texas
    10. Duval County, Texas

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    78561, 78569, 78580, 78590, 78594, 78598

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