The population living inside Loop 610 has grown increasingly older (18 years of age and older) and has families with fewer children. This trend is also seen in Houston as a whole. The working age population (18-64 years of age) increased steadily since 1970 despite the oil bust of the 1980s which drove many residents to seek employment outside of Houston. Loop 610 has experienced a slow but continual drop in school age children (under the age of 18) since 1960. The senior citizen population grew at a similar proportion within Loop 610 as in the city overall.
Did you know?
- Between the years 1970 and 2010, the percentage of population below the age of 18 inside Loop 610 dropped 46%, while the entire city decreased 23%.
- The Loop 610 working age population has increased 8% between 1970 and 2010 while the entire city’s same age group increased 92% in the same period.
- Those 65 and over remained approximately 9% of the population in Loop 610 between 1970 and 2010 but increased from 6.5% in the City of Houston.