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Los Fresnos, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Los Fresnos had a population of 5,891 as of July 1, 2016. Los Fresnos ranks in the upper 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 Los Fresnos is located at latitude 26.0742 and longitude -97.48 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Los Fresnos (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Los Fresnos (GNIS ID: 2410879) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Los Fresnos is located within Los Fresnos-Laureles Division of Cameron County.

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


Total Population 5,891
Population in Households 5,889
Population in Familes 5,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,985
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,683
Average Household Size 3.5
Family Households 1,434
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,124 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 560 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $90,400
Average Home Value $125,378


Median Household Income $32,537
Average Household Income $50,025
Per Capita Income $14,186
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.33% 1.46%
Households 1.4% 1.47%
Families 1.53% 1.4%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Los Fresnos, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Fresnos 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 # 361 79th
Population Density1 # 313 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 942 46th
Median Household Income # 1444 17th
Per Capita Income # 1490 15th

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