Demographics: As of census
2010 Nacogdoches had a population of 32,996. The racial
and ethnic composition of the population was 51.2%
non-Hispanic white, 28.4% non-Hispanic black, 0.5%
Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1%
non-Hispanic reporting some other race, 2.3% reporting
two or more races and 16.8% Hispanic or Latino.
As of the
of 2000, there were 29,914
people, 11,220 households, and 5,935 families residing
in the city. The
population density was
1,185.9 people per square mile (457.8/km²). There were
12,329 housing units at an average density of 488.7 per
square mile (188.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city
African American, 1.13%
Native American, 0.11%
Pacific Islander, 5.84%
from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races.
Latino of any race were
10.82% of the population.
There were 11,220 households out
of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living
with them, 35.7% were
married couples living
together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband
present, and 47.1% were non-families. 33.5% of all
households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.30 and the average
family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was
spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 30.9% from 18
to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and
11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were
The median income for a household
in the city was $22,700, and the median income for a
family was $37,020. Males had a median income of $28,933
versus $22,577 for females. The
per capita income for
the city was $14,546. About 20.9% of families and 32.3%
of the population were below the
poverty line, including
38.4% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or
over. However, traditional measures of poverty can be
highly misleading when applied to communities with a
large proportion of students, such as Nacogdoches.