Rosharon, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rosharon, Texas - Basic Facts

The Rosharon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,174 as of July 1, 2015. Rosharon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rosharon is located at latitude 29.35 and longitude -95.4531 in Brazoria County. 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. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Rosharon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586981) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rosharon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rosharon: Masterson Switch.

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Rosharon, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,174
Population in Households 1,174
Population in Familes 1,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 365
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 360
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 289
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $141,463
Average Home Value $193,632


Median Household Income $68,953
Average Household Income $75,440
Per Capita Income $23,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 3.11%
Households -0.05% 3.03%
Families 0.33% 2.94%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 922 47th
Population Density1 # 1309 25th
Diversity Index2 # 57 97th
Median Household Income # 258 85th
Per Capita Income # 662 62nd

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