Texas Population Estimates Program

The Texas Population Estimates Program produces annual estimates of the total populations of counties and places in the state and estimates of county populations by age, sex, and race/ethnicity.

Population Estimate Methodology

The program utilizes an average of three methods for counties:

  • Ratio-correlation with births, deaths, school enrollment, voter registration, and vehicle registration.
  • Component-Method II
  • Housing Unit Method (four types - single family, 2-4 unit, 5+ units, mobile homes)

and an average of two methods for places:

  • Component-Method II
  • Housing Unit Method

For additional information on population estimate methodology, please refer to a year-specific methodology below.

Total Population Estimate Methodology per Year (PDF)

2012 2011              

Age, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity Population Estimates Methodology per Year (PDF)

2012 2011              

Data Download

Population Estimates Tool
Online tool provides access to searchable estimates information for viewing and downloading.

CSV Files: Contain Population Estimates Data only in a Comma Delimited file format
PDF Files: Contain Methodology and formatted data tables.

Population Estimates by County

CSV Files: 2012 2011              
PDF Files: 2012 2011              

Population Estimates by Place

CSV Files: 2012 2011              
PDF Files: 2012 2011              

Population Estimates by Metropolitan Statistical Area

CSV Files: 2012 2011              
PDF Files: 2012 2011              

Population Estimates by Council of Governments

CSV Files: 2012 2011              
PDF Files: 2012 2011              

Age, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity Population Estimates, State and All Counties

CSV Files: 2012 2011              
PDF Files: 2012 2011              

NOTE: For population estimates for 2001-2009, please see: http://www.census.gov/popest/data/intercensal/index.html