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Dickens, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Dickens is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dickens County at latitude 33.6213 and longitude -100.8368. Dickens County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,546 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dickens, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dickens, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dickens indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dickens (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Dickens, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 287
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 236
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 300
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $128,125
Average Home Value $176,630


Median Household Income $40,897
Average Household Income $54,086
Per Capita Income $24,307
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% -0.28%
Households 0.18% -0.31%
Families 2.24% -0.23%
Median Household Income   5.13%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.


Dickens, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickens to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1442 18th
Population Density1 # 1386 21st
Diversity Index2 # 933 47th
Median Household Income # 963 45th
Per Capita Income # 601 66th

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