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 3,696 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,696
Population in Households 3,641
Population in Familes 3,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 883
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 1,354
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,011
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 925 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 428 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $126,307
Average Home Value $139,471


Median Household Income $55,663
Average Household Income $66,540
Per Capita Income $25,228
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.14% 2.12%
Households 3.17% 2.1%
Families 3.17% 2.09%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

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, 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 # 487 72nd
Population Density1 # 805 54th
Diversity Index2 # 1186 32nd
Median Household Income # 458 74th
Per Capita Income # 639 64th

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