Van Alstyne, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Van Alstyne, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Van Alstyne had a population of 3,997 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Van Alstyne is located at latitude 33.421 and longitude -96.5801 in Grayson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Van Alstyne (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grayson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Van Alstyne are located in Grayson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Collin County.

The City of Van Alstyne (GNIS ID: 2412145) 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 Van Alstyne is located within East Grayson Division of Grayson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Van Alstyne 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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Van Alstyne, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,997
Daytime Population: Workers 1,852
Daytime Population: Residents 2,324
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 3,943
Population in Familes 3,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 955
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $56,233
Average Household Income $69,878
Per Capita Income $26,400


Total Housing Units 1,605 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 460 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $134,688
Average Home Value $153,860


Total Households 1,465
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,096
Average Family Size 3
  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 3.82% 2.54%
Households 3.85% 2.53%
Families 3.87% 2.52%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Van Alstyne, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Van Alstyne 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 # 473 73rd
Population Density # 752 57th
Diversity Index # 1180 33rd
Median Household Income # 499 72nd
Per Capita Income # 638 64th

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