Primera, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Primera, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Primera had a population of 4,168 as of July 1, 2016. Primera 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 Primera is located at latitude 26.2232 and longitude -97.7517 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Primera (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Town of Primera (GNIS ID: 2412508) 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 Town of Primera is located within Harlingen-San Benito Division of Cameron County.

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


Total Population 4,168
Population in Households 4,168
Population in Familes 3,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,581
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 1,173
Average Household Size 3.55
Family Households 999
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 917 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 256 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $79,637
Average Home Value $104,171


Median Household Income $43,776
Average Household Income $52,440
Per Capita Income $14,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 1.59%
Households 0.28% 1.62%
Families 0.05% 1.55%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

Primera, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Primera 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 # 458 74th
Population Density1 # 409 77th
Diversity Index2 # 1062 39th
Median Household Income # 893 49th
Per Capita Income # 1466 16th

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