Sundown, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sundown, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sundown had a population of 1,436 as of July 1, 2016. Sundown ranks in the upper 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 Sundown is located at latitude 33.4575 and longitude -102.4908 in Hockley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sundown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hockley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,540 feet.

The City of Sundown (GNIS ID: 2412005) 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 Sundown is located within Sundown Division of Hockley County.

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


Total Population 1,436
Population in Households 1,428
Population in Familes 1,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 945
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 487
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 392
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $81,061
Average Home Value $100,067


Median Household Income $48,467
Average Household Income $67,099
Per Capita Income $22,785
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.58%
Households 0.2% 0.41%
Families 0.37% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Sundown, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sundown 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 # 849 52nd
Population Density1 # 768 56th
Diversity Index2 # 320 81st
Median Household Income # 710 59th
Per Capita Income # 852 51st

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