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Rosharon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Rosharon Census Designated Place is a populated place located in Brazoria County at latitude 29.3522 and longitude -95.4602. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The formal official name is the Rosharon Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rosharon, Texas.

The Census Class Code for Rosharon indicates a . The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Rosharon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rosharon: Masterson Switch.

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


Total Population 1,145
Population in Households 1,145
Population in Familes 1,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 356
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 312 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $133,537
Average Home Value $185,224


Median Household Income $60,573
Average Household Income $76,301
Per Capita Income $24,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.14% 3.06%
Households -0.46% 3.03%
Families 0.08% 2.91%
Median Household Income   4.85%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

Rosharon, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosharon 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 # 929 47th
Population Density1 # 1317 25th
Diversity Index2 # 63 97th
Median Household Income # 318 82nd
Per Capita Income # 611 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.