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El Lago, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of El Lago had a population of 3,021 as of July 1, 2016. El Lago ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Lago is located at latitude 29.5715 and longitude -95.0453 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Lago (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of El Lago (GNIS ID: 2410411) 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 El Lago is located within Southeast Harris Division of Harris County.

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


Total Population 3,021
Population in Households 3,016
Population in Familes 2,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 4,737
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 1,222
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 721
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 622 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 599 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $213,034
Average Home Value $281,100


Median Household Income $75,597
Average Household Income $104,409
Per Capita Income $43,561
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.73%
Households 1.55% 1.59%
Families -0.9% 1.51%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

El Lago, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Lago 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 # 562 68th
Population Density1 # 70 96th
Diversity Index2 # 907 48th
Median Household Income # 185 89th
Per Capita Income # 102 94th

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