South Point, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Point, Texas - Basic Facts

The South Point Census Designated Place had a population of 1,405 as of July 1, 2016. South Point ranks in the lower quartile for 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 South Point is located at latitude 25.8741 and longitude -97.3832 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the South Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The South Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408770) 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 South Point Census Designated Place is located within Brownsville Division of Cameron County.

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


Total Population 1,405
Population in Households 1,405
Population in Familes 1,352
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,091
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 335
Average Household Size 4.19
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $71,622
Average Home Value $78,986


Median Household Income $30,983
Average Household Income $42,921
Per Capita Income $10,214
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.42%
Households 0.39% 0.47%
Families 0.53% 0.45%
Median Household Income   -0.94%
Per Capita Income   0.4%
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.

South Point, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Point 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 # 855 51st
Population Density1 # 658 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 1426 19th
Median Household Income # 1511 14th
Per Capita Income # 1674 4th

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