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Tomball, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Tomball had a population of 11,601 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tomball is located at latitude 30.0974 and longitude -95.6194 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tomball (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 187 feet.

The City of Tomball (GNIS ID: 2412080) 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 Tomball is located within Northwest Harris Division of Harris County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tomball population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tomball: Tom Ball.

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Tomball, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,601
Population in Households 11,146
Population in Familes 8,605
Population in Group Qrtrs 455
Population Density1 972
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 4,711
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,844
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,999 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,039 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,672 (53.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $180,153
Average Home Value $245,968


Median Household Income $49,305
Average Household Income $79,274
Per Capita Income $32,402
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.19% 1.57%
Households 1.11% 1.53%
Families 1.37% 1.46%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Tomball, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tomball 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 # 232 87th
Population Density1 # 740 58th
Diversity Index2 # 715 59th
Median Household Income # 678 61st
Per Capita Income # 250 86th

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