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Waskom, Texas - Basic Facts

Waskom is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Waskom.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Harrison County at latitude 32.4788 and longitude -94.0596. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Waskom (see map) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,200
Population in Households 2,200
Population in Familes 1,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 820
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 831
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 594
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 594 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $142,067
Average Home Value $168,782


Median Household Income $50,684
Average Household Income $54,542
Per Capita Income $21,070
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.32%
Households 0.52% 0.33%
Families 1.35% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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 1,752 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 # 671 62nd
Population Density1 # 845 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 532 70th
Median Household Income # 603 66th
Per Capita Income # 904 48th

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