Scissors, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scissors, Texas - Basic Facts

The Scissors Census Designated Place had a population of 3,390 as of July 1, 2016. Scissors 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 Scissors is located at latitude 26.1333 and longitude -98.0475 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the Scissors Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Scissors Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409292) 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 Scissors Census Designated Place is located within Southeast Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

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


Total Population 3,390
Population in Households 3,390
Population in Familes 3,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,126
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 779
Average Household Size 4.35
Family Households 701
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $55,916
Average Home Value $65,646


Median Household Income $26,737
Average Household Income $34,842
Per Capita Income $8,306
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.7%
Households 1.11% 1.71%
Families 0.7% 1.68%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   0.5%
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.

Scissors, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scissors 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 # 515 71st
Population Density1 # 276 84th
Diversity Index2 # 1496 15th
Median Household Income # 1634 7th
Per Capita Income # 1722 2nd

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