Palmview, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palmview, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Palmview had a population of 5,797 as of July 1, 2016. Palmview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Palmview is located at latitude 26.2302 and longitude -98.3791 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmview (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 148 feet.

The City of Palmview (GNIS ID: 2411361) 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 Palmview is located within Mission Division of Hidalgo County.

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


Total Population 5,797
Population in Households 5,797
Population in Familes 5,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,066
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,495
Average Household Size 3.88
Family Households 1,369
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,145 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 350 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $79,458
Average Home Value $110,642


Median Household Income $33,914
Average Household Income $47,263
Per Capita Income $11,892
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 1.26%
Households 1.01% 1.28%
Families 1.35% 1.25%
Median Household Income   -1.29%
Per Capita Income   0.34%
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.

Palmview, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmview 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 # 364 79th
Population Density1 # 287 84th
Diversity Index2 # 1718 2nd
Median Household Income # 1397 20th
Per Capita Income # 1605 8th

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