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Rotan, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Rotan had a population of 1,453 as of July 1, 2016. Rotan ranks in the upper 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 Rotan is located at latitude 32.854 and longitude -100.4655 in Fisher County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rotan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fisher County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,949 feet.

The City of Rotan (GNIS ID: 2411004) 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 Rotan is located within Rotan Division of Fisher County.

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


Total Population 1,453
Population in Households 1,441
Population in Familes 1,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 718
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 594
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 408
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 393 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 201 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $42,167
Average Home Value $56,489


Median Household Income $34,437
Average Household Income $46,396
Per Capita Income $19,128
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.59% -0.25%
Households -0.68% -0.27%
Families -0.76% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.

Rotan, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rotan 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 # 841 52nd
Population Density1 # 956 45th
Diversity Index2 # 278 84th
Median Household Income # 1384 21st
Per Capita Income # 1214 31st

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