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Childress, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Childress had a population of 6,363 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Childress is located at latitude 34.4355 and longitude -100.2824 in Childress County. The formal boundaries for the City of Childress (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Childress County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,870 feet.

The City of Childress (GNIS ID: 2409449) 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 City of Childress is located within Childress Division of Childress County.

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


Total Population 6,363
Population in Households 5,063
Population in Familes 4,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,300
Population Density1 770
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 2,027
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,292
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,344 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 683 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 390 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $60,538
Average Home Value $78,069


Median Household Income $38,120
Average Household Income $50,918
Per Capita Income $17,711
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.54%
Households 0.61% 0.61%
Families 0.65% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Childress, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Childress 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 # 343 80th
Population Density1 # 891 49th
Diversity Index2 # 496 72nd
Median Household Income # 1198 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1330 24th

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