Donna, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Donna, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Donna had a population of 16,892 as of July 1, 2016. Donna 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 Donna is located at latitude 26.1611 and longitude -98.0389 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Donna (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Donna (GNIS ID: 2410345) 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 Donna is located within Southeast Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

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


Total Population 16,892
Population in Households 16,885
Population in Familes 15,426
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 2,037
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 4,921
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 3,987
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,090 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,831 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,277 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $56,433
Average Home Value $71,975


Median Household Income $27,850
Average Household Income $38,579
Per Capita Income $11,259
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.39%
Households 1.04% 1.37%
Families 0.97% 1.31%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.59%
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.

Donna, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Donna 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 # 165 91st
Population Density1 # 296 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 1204 31st
Median Household Income # 1602 8th
Per Capita Income # 1629 7th

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