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The 2000 Census showed that Willacy County had a population of 20,082 people. This represented 0.1% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 116th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Willacy had a population of 20,395 people. This is an increase of 1.56% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201022,134+10.22%+8.53% since 2009
200920,395+1.56% 
200820,382+1.49%+0.17% since 2007
200720,347+1.32%-0.15% since 2006
200620,378+1.47%+0.31% since 2005
200520,316+1.17%+1.43% since 2004
200420,030-0.26%+0.87% since 2003
200319,857-1.12%+0.17% since 2002
200219,823-1.29% 
200119,818-1.31%-1.31% since 2000
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200020,082The Last Census

Willacy County had 6,727 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Willacy County has a total area<3> of 784 square miles [2,031 km²]. Of this total, 596 square miles [1,545 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (23.91%) being water (187.5 square miles [485.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Willacy County had a population density of 33.66 people per square mile [12.99 people/km²], making it the state's 97th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Willacy County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Willacy and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Willacy County QuickFact (QF-48489).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Willacy County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
RaymondvilleQF-48608369,3929,733-3.5%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Willacy County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
CameronQF-48061   SE396,371335,22718.24%
HidalgoQF-48215   SW741,152569,46330.15%
KenedyQF-48261   N369414-10.87%

The Gulf of Mexico lies to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Willacy. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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