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The Town of Panhandle had a population of 2,388 as of July 1, 2016. Panhandle 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 Panhandle is located at latitude 35.3463 and longitude -101.3805 in Carson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Panhandle (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,458 feet.

The Town of Panhandle (GNIS ID: 2413105) 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 Panhandle is located within Panhandle Division of Carson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Panhandle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Panhandle: Carson City, Panhandle City.

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Panhandle, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,388
Population in Households 2,386
Population in Familes 2,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,124
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 924
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 683
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,022 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 768 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $108,219
Average Home Value $143,783


Median Household Income $58,332
Average Household Income $75,760
Per Capita Income $29,626
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.19%
Households -0.05% -0.17%
Families -0.16% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Panhandle, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Panhandle 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 # 652 63rd
Population Density1 # 637 64th
Diversity Index2 # 1314 25th
Median Household Income # 394 78th
Per Capita Income # 355 80th

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