Community Characteristics

Our Communities


Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas serves nine counties in Northeast Texas: Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River, and Titus counties. If you are interested in seeing the demographics for each county, you can create a Community Narrative Profile online.

General Information


  • Population of nine-county region: 281,947 in 2010
  • Size: 5,924 square miles
  • Population Density: 47.5 residents per square mile
  • Percent of overall surface water: 2%

Race / Ethnic Distribution


The region's race/ethnic distribution in 2010 is estimated by the Census Bureau to be:
Race / Ethnicity Population Area Percent Statewide
White 210,194 77.7 84.89
Black 45,985 17.0 14.29
Other 19,745 7.3 18.15
Hispanic* 31,978 11.8 45.37
*Hispanic count includes white, black, and other representation when reported.

Population Age


The age distribution of an area can provide valuable insight into the region's economic composition and income potential. By national standards, Texas has a relatively young population. The 2010 Census estimates for Northeast Texas show a population composition as follows:
Age Population Area Percent Statewide Percent
Under 5 18,832 6.7 7.7
5 - 14 38,818 13.8 15.2
15 - 19 19,853 7.0 7.5
20 - 44 85,203 30.2 35.3
45 - 64 74,632 26.5 24.0
65+ 44,609 15.8 10.3