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Laredo, TX

Laredo is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
257,575
Laredo Population7
$
33,653
Median Income6
5.1
%
Unemployment Rate19
 

City Score

 

Population

Laredo's 20 to 24 year old population grew by 25% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 5%

Age

28.7
Median Age7
13.9
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Laredo residents are mostly Hispanic/Mexican and the city is becoming less diverse as the Hispanic community has grown by 13.9% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 95.2%

Race

42.3
%
Texas Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Laredo has hot summers, mild winters, little rainfall, and almost no snow. The temperature drops to 32°F or below only 20 days per year, but reaches 90°F or above 116 days per year with an average temperature in July of 84°F

Weather

22
%
Chance of Rain11
57
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Laredo increased by 3% since 2010 which is 40% lower than the national average and 51% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,350
Monthly Average12
57
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Laredo is a low tax location with no state or local income tax, but sales tax 20% higher than the national average and property tax 62% higher than the national average.

Other

1.81
%
Property Tax23
8.25
%
Sales Tax21
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax23

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Laredo has a high employment rate of 95% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are International Bancshares and Laredo Regional Medical Center

Income

34.3
%
<$25,0006
6.4
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry19

 

Politics

Laredo is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor29 Pete Saenz
Republican
House of Representative29 Henry Cuellar
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Methodist Hospital South, is 114.2 miles from the center of Laredo, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System - Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital[3], is 147.1 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, is 273.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical30 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized30 No
 

Safety

In Texas, 35.5% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 41.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks31
No
Permit to Purchase Law31

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#80 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub32
 

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