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Penitas, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Penitas had a population of 5,056 as of July 1, 2017. Penitas 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 Penitas is located at latitude 26.2473 and longitude -98.4405 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Penitas (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 144 feet.

The City of Penitas (GNIS ID: 2411400) 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 Penitas is located within Sullivan City Division of Hidalgo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Penitas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Penitas, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,056
Daytime Population: Workers 1,245
Daytime Population: Residents 3,551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,796
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 5,056
Population in Familes 4,874
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,276
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $36,661
Average Household Income $46,653
Per Capita Income $11,911


Total Housing Units 1,304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,042 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $74,328
Average Home Value $91,635


Total Households 1,227
Average Household Size 4.12
Family Households 1,116
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.93% 2.16%
Households 1.76% 2.06%
Families 1.55% 2.06%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Penitas, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penitas to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 399 77th
Population Density # 562 68th
Diversity Index # 1651 6th
Median Household Income # 1347 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1620 7th

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