Santa Maria, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Santa Maria, Texas - Basic Facts

The Santa Maria Census Designated Place had a population of 922 as of July 1, 2017. Santa Maria ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Santa Maria is located at latitude 26.0768 and longitude -97.8466 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the Santa Maria Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Santa Maria Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409279) 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 Santa Maria Census Designated Place is located within Harlingen-San Benito Division of Cameron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Maria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Santa Maria, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 922
Daytime Population: Workers 369
Daytime Population: Residents 615
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 984
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 922
Population in Familes 863
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,766
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $22,901
Average Household Income $31,040
Per Capita Income $8,130


Total Housing Units 289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $40,152
Average Home Value $48,349


Total Households 255
Average Household Size 3.62
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.21% 2.73%
Households 3.34% 2.75%
Families 3.56% 2.77%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Santa Maria, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Maria to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1027 41st
Population Density # 107 94th
Diversity Index # 131 93rd
Median Household Income # 1709 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1726 1st

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