Terlingua, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Terlingua, Texas - Basic Facts

The Terlingua Census Designated Place had a population of 57 as of July 1, 2016. Terlingua ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Terlingua is located at latitude 29.2871 and longitude -103.5834 in Brewster County. The formal boundaries for the Terlingua Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brewster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,897 feet.

The Terlingua Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584745) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Terlingua Census Designated Place is located within Alpine Division of Brewster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Terlingua population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Terlingua: Chisos, Tarlinga, Terlinga, Terlingo.

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Terlingua, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57
Population in Households 57
Population in Familes 36
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 1.68
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 56 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (39.3%)
Median Home Value $85,714
Average Home Value $167,500


Median Household Income $30,560
Average Household Income $49,623
Per Capita Income $24,377
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.35%
Households -0.46% -0.6%
Families 2.32% -1.37%
Median Household Income   4.43%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

Terlingua, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Terlingua to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1685 4th
Population Density1 # 1744 0th
Diversity Index2 # 553 69th
Median Household Income # 1524 13th
Per Capita Income # 722 59th

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