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San Leon, Texas - Basic Facts

The San Leon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Galveston County at latitude 29.4891 and longitude -94.9375. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the San Leon Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as San Leon, Texas.

The U5 Census Class Code for San Leon indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the San Leon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 5,788
Population in Households 5,788
Population in Familes 4,359
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,219
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 2,374
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,427
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,941 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,718 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 656 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 567 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $97,614
Average Home Value $139,595


Median Household Income $48,469
Average Household Income $62,398
Per Capita Income $25,416
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.65% 3.25%
Households 3.68% 3.23%
Families 3.28% 3.03%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.37%
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 Leon, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Leon 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 # 358 80th
Population Density1 # 578 67th
Diversity Index2 # 480 73rd
Median Household Income # 683 61st
Per Capita Income # 504 71st

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