Castro County TX Information


Castro County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,189
Population in Households 8,125
Population in Familes 7,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 2,736
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 2,075
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,785 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 951 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 530 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $72,550
Average Home Value $110,770


Median Household Income $34,711
Average Household Income $49,902
Per Capita Income $16,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% -0.2%
Households -0.05% -0.29%
Families -0.12% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.


Castro County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castro County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents 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 # 181 29th
Population Density1 # 179 30th
Diversity Index2 # 6 98th
Median Household Income # 241 6th
Per Capita Income # 241 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.