Bluetown, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Bluetown, Texas - Basic Facts

The Bluetown Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Cameron County at latitude 26.0742 and longitude -97.8231. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 66 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Bluetown indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Bluetown Census Designated Place, TX Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 502
Population in Households 502
Population in Familes 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 212
Diversity Index2 76
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 149
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $61,486
Average Home Value $74,400
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $22,921
Average Household Income $27,497
Per Capita Income $7,228
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 8.42% 3.35%
Households 7.87% 3.39%
Families 9.22% 3.36%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bluetown 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 # 1248 29th
Population Density1 # 1485 15th
Diversity Index2 # 106 94th
Median Household Income # 1675 4th
Per Capita Income # 1712 2nd

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