San Carlos, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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San Carlos, Texas - Basic Facts

The San Carlos Census Designated Place had a population of 3,505 as of July 1, 2017. San Carlos 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 San Carlos is located at latitude 26.2957 and longitude -98.0631 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the San Carlos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The San Carlos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409251) 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 San Carlos Census Designated Place is located within Edinburg Division of Hidalgo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Carlos 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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San Carlos, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,505
Daytime Population: Workers 297
Daytime Population: Residents 2,257
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,554
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 3,505
Population in Familes 3,353
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,938
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $35,553
Average Household Income $47,829
Per Capita Income $11,384


Total Housing Units 923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 699 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $71,635
Average Home Value $100,679


Total Households 841
Average Household Size 4.17
Family Households 759
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 1.57% 1.76%
Households 1.37% 1.72%
Families 1.55% 1.68%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

San Carlos, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Carlos 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 # 509 71st
Population Density # 327 81st
Diversity Index # 1595 9th
Median Household Income # 1389 21st
Per Capita Income # 1638 6th

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