Irving — long considered one of the country’s most diverse cities — is growing even more diverse, according to 2020 U.S. Census figures.
Over the past decade, Irving’s total population grew 18%, from 216,290 to 256,684. During that time, the largest influx was in people of color, particularly Asian residents.
Meanwhile, the number of white people in Irving fell roughly 38%, from 114,779 in 2010 to 71,138 in 2020. White residents now account for about one-quarter of the city’s overall population, according to the census. A decade ago, they accounted for more than half.
The city’s Asian population exploded by nearly 90%, from 30,359 in 2010 to 57,504 in 2020. Asians now account for roughly 22% of the city’s overall population, up from 14% in 2010.