Change Indicator

Total population by race and ethnicity in Texas

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Definition and Source



For 1990, 2000, and 2010, the actual count of the total population of Texas by racial and ethnic group. For all other years, estimates of the total Texas population by racial and ethnic group.

For all indicators, Texas KIDS COUNT uses the racial and ethnic labels, categories, and definitions provided by the source agency. In other words, if the source for the data uses the term "Black", then that is the term we will use in the Data Center. If the source uses the term "African-American," then we will use that term in the Data Center. As these labels and categories may differ by source, they may also differ between indicators.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau (1990, 2000, 2010) and July 1st Estimates, Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer, University of Texas at San Antonio (all other years).


Updated November 2022

Last Updated

December 2023