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Webb County, Texas

Webb County is a county located in the U.S. State of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 193,117. Its county seat is Laredo6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,743 km² (3,376 mi²). 8,694 km² (3,357 mi²) of it is land and 48 km² (19 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.55% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 193,117 people, 50,740 households, and 43,433 families residing in the county. The population density is 22/km² (58/mi²). There are 55,206 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 82.16% White, 0.37% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 14.00% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 94.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 50,740 households out of which 53.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% are married couples living together, 18.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 14.40% are non-families. 12.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.75 and the average family size is 4.10.

In the county, the population is spread out with 36.20% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 15.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $28,100, and the median income for a family is $29,394. Males have a median income of $23,618 versus $19,018 for females. The per capita income for the county is $10,759. 31.20% of the population and 26.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 39.40% are under the age of 18 and 26.90% are 65 or older.

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