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Waskom, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Waskom had a population of 2,320 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Waskom is located at latitude 32.4766 and longitude -94.0646 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waskom (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The City of Waskom (GNIS ID: 2412190) 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 Waskom is located within Waskom Division of Harrison County.

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


Total Population 2,320
Population in Households 2,320
Population in Familes 1,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 865
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 618
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 975 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 609 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $93,359
Average Home Value $122,694


Median Household Income $51,847
Average Household Income $58,158
Per Capita Income $22,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 0.81%
Households 1.05% 0.75%
Families 1.56% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Waskom, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waskom 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 # 666 62nd
Population Density1 # 819 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 542 69th
Median Household Income # 581 67th
Per Capita Income # 913 48th

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