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Oyster Creek, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Oyster Creek is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brazoria County at latitude 28.9981 and longitude -95.3293. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Oyster Creek, but most people and references simply refer to it as Oyster Creek, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Oyster Creek indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Oyster Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles.

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Oyster Creek, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,124
Population in Households 1,103
Population in Familes 900
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 596
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 430
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 288
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $74,063
Average Home Value $102,258


Median Household Income $41,152
Average Household Income $53,522
Per Capita Income $22,062
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.27% 0.67%
Households 0.39% 0.73%
Families -0.96% 0.68%
Median Household Income   4.3%
Per Capita Income   3.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Oyster Creek, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oyster Creek to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 937 47th
Population Density1 # 1070 39th
Diversity Index2 # 734 58th
Median Household Income # 947 46th
Per Capita Income # 808 54th

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