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Penelope, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Penelope had a population of 235 as of July 1, 2016. Penelope ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Penelope is located at latitude 31.8545 and longitude -96.9282 in Hill County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Penelope (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Hill County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Town of Penelope (GNIS ID: 2413124) 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 Town of Penelope is located within Malone-Penelope Division of Hill County.

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


Total Population 235
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 202
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $72,500
Average Home Value $114,744


Median Household Income $44,997
Average Household Income $52,662
Per Capita Income $19,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.78% 1.57%
Households 2.82% 1.85%
Families 3.1% 1.68%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Penelope, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penelope 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 # 1496 15th
Population Density1 # 1456 17th
Diversity Index2 # 834 52nd
Median Household Income # 842 52nd
Per Capita Income # 1153 34th

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