Bluetown Colonia, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bluetown Colonia, Texas - Basic Facts

The Bluetown Census Designated Place had a population of 546 as of July 1, 2016. Bluetown Colonia 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 Bluetown Colonia is located at latitude 26.0696 and longitude -97.8183 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the Bluetown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Bluetown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584610) 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 Bluetown Census Designated Place is located within Harlingen-San Benito Division of Cameron County.

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

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


Total Population 546
Population in Households 546
Population in Familes 511
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 186
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $40,294
Average Home Value $49,088


Median Household Income $21,037
Average Household Income $29,176
Per Capita Income $7,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 6.29% 2.9%
Households 5.84% 2.99%
Families 6.7% 2.94%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
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.

Bluetown Colonia, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluetown Colonia 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 # 1220 30th
Population Density1 # 1526 13th
Diversity Index2 # 118 93rd
Median Household Income # 1723 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1729 1st

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