Laureles, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laureles, Texas - Basic Facts

The Laureles Census Designated Place had a population of 4,145 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Laureles is located at latitude 26.1197 and longitude -97.4892 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the Laureles Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Laureles Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408588) 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 Laureles Census Designated Place is located within Los Fresnos-Laureles Division of Cameron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laureles 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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Laureles, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,145
Population in Households 4,061
Population in Familes 3,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 864
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,044
Average Household Size 3.89
Family Households 927
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 876 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $74,838
Average Home Value $103,250


Median Household Income $31,792
Average Household Income $45,571
Per Capita Income $12,116
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.87% 0.67%
Households 2.15% 0.72%
Families 2.16% 0.66%
Median Household Income   -1.06%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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.

Laureles, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laureles 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 # 460 74th
Population Density1 # 820 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 1006 43rd
Median Household Income # 1485 15th
Per Capita Income # 1570 10th

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