San Elizario, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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San Elizario, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of San Elizario had a population of 17,788 as of July 1, 2016. San Elizario ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Elizario is located at latitude 31.5784 and longitude -106.262 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Elizario (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,642 feet.

The City of San Elizario (GNIS ID: 2770964) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of San Elizario is located within El Paso East Division of El Paso County.

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


Total Population 17,788
Population in Households 17,781
Population in Familes 16,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,732
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 4,581
Average Household Size 3.88
Family Households 4,116
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,418 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,163 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $54,527
Average Home Value $76,930


Median Household Income $25,865
Average Household Income $33,160
Per Capita Income $8,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.39% 2.75%
Households 4.58% 2.87%
Families 4.52% 2.81%
Median Household Income   -0.41%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.

San Elizario, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Elizario 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 # 160 91st
Population Density1 # 371 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1491 15th
Median Household Income # 1658 5th
Per Capita Income # 1720 2nd

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