Gaines County TX Information


Gaines County Subdivisions

Gaines County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,733
Daytime Population: Workers 6,944
Daytime Population: Residents 13,120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,064
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 20,646
Population in Familes 18,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $48,961
Average Household Income $67,897
Per Capita Income $21,659


Total Housing Units 7,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,971 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,621 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 621 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $113,566
Average Home Value $145,298


Total Households 6,592
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 5,229
Average Family Size 4
  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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.34% 2.27%
Households 2.26% 2.21%
Families 2.21% 2.18%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.86%


Gaines County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaines County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents 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 # 120 53rd
Population Density # 157 39th
Diversity Index # 81 69th
Median Household Income # 115 55th
Per Capita Income # 203 20th

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