City Profiles LAREDO TX

Laredo, TX

The City of Laredo is the county seat of Webb County in the state of Texas, located north of the Rio Grande neighboring the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo. As of the 2016 U.S. Census estimate it has a population of over 236,000. Being at the south end of I-35 the City of Laredo is a prime location for major transportation companies that deal with U.S.-Mexico trade.

The Port of Entry (POE) of Laredo is ranked #1 for inland trade between the U.S and Mexico, with trade flows of over $200B U.S.D. in 2016.

The Laredo POE (2304) is also the head of the trade District of Laredo, comprised of the Texas POE's of Brownsville, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Hidalgo/Pharr, Rio Grande, Progreso, Roma, Edingburg Airport, Harlingen Airport, and Laredo.

Source: U.S. Census, U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Customs, Texas Workforce Commission, Central Power and Light, local building departments and local U.S. bridge operators in cited cities.

Compiled by:Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development


Census Estimate 2016


Census Estimate 2016


Census 2010


Census Estimate 2016
% Popultaion Change 2010-2016
2010 Gender Distribution

Housing Units

Census 2010

Language other than English at Home

Census Estimate 2011-2015

2016 Power Connections


2016 Power Connections

Small Business
Persons per Household 2011-2015
Building Permits 2014-2016

International Bridges

Bridge 1: Puente de las Americas
Pedestrians / Non-Commercial Vehicles
Mexico Border City: Nuevo Laredo, Tam.

Bridge 2: Juarez-Licoln
Non-Commercial Vehicles / Buses
Mexico Border City: Nuevo Laredo, Tam.

Bridge 3: Solidaridad
Pedestrians / Non-Commercial Vehicles / Buses / Commercial Trucks
Mexico Border City: Colombia, N.L.

Bridge 4: World Trade Bridge
Commercial Truck Only
Mexico Border City: Nuevo Laredo, Tam.

Bridge R: UP Rail Bridge
Rail Crossing Only
Mexico Border City: Nuevo Laredo, Tam.

% High School Graduate or Higher (2011-2015)
People age 25 or higher
% Bachelor's Degree or Higher (2011-2015)
People age 25 or higher
% With a Disability (2011-2015)
People under age 65
% With Out Health Insurance
People under age 65

Median Household Income

Census Estimate 2011-2015

Total Workforce

Avg. 2016


% Unemployment

Avg. 2016

Labor Force Gender 2011-2015
Unemployment Trend
Per Capita Income 2011-2015
in the past 12 months (in 2015 dollars)
% Persons in Poverty

Pedestrian Crossings
Passenger Vehicle Crossings
Commercial Truck Crossings