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Monte Alto, Texas - Basic Facts

The Monte Alto Census Designated Place had a population of 2,023 as of July 1, 2016. Monte Alto ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monte Alto is located at latitude 26.3744 and longitude -97.9727 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Monte Alto Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Monte Alto Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408859) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Monte Alto Census Designated Place is located within Edcouch-Elsa Division of Hidalgo County.

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


Total Population 2,023
Population in Households 2,023
Population in Familes 1,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 899
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 526
Average Household Size 3.85
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $85,287


Median Household Income $26,740
Average Household Income $41,321
Per Capita Income $10,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 1.14%
Households 0.85% 1.15%
Families 0.79% 1.11%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Monte Alto, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monte Alto 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 # 707 60th
Population Density1 # 797 54th
Diversity Index2 # 1408 20th
Median Household Income # 1633 7th
Per Capita Income # 1638 6th

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