|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Taft is 2,818. Taft, Texas is the 6,459th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Taft was in 2000, when its population was 3,410. In 2000, Taft was the 5,491st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 6,459th largest city in the US. Taft is currently 17.4% smaller than it was in 2000.
Taft has shrunk 17.3% since the year 2000. Taft, Texas's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|6455||Montgomery City, Missouri||2,822||15.5%|
|6457||Lakeside Park, Kentucky||2,820||-1.6%|
|6458||Voorheesville, New York||2,820||1.4%|
|6460||Bellows Falls, Vermont||2,814||-10.7%|
|6461||Lake Success, New York||2,814||0.4%|
|6464||Pembroke, North Carolina||2,812||2.5%|
|6465||Kingston Springs, Tennessee||2,810||0.8%|
The total voting age population of Taft, Texas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,073. The voting age population is 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.8% of the residents of Taft are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Taft are 87.4% White, 6.0% Two or more races, 4.8% Other, 1.6% Black, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 81.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Taft, 24.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 39.8%. On a per-household basis, 23.6% of families are below the poverty line in Taft.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.6% of Taft residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 71.9% of Taft residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 4.7% have a bachelor's degree and 1.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Taft residents aged 5 and older, 48.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 46.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Taft is 8.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Taft, 12.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Taft is $35,147.
In Taft, 54.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 45.8% of housing units in Taft.
Of all the housing units in Taft, 9.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Taft, 3.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Taft is $790.
In Taft, 49.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.