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Forsan, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Forsan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Howard County at latitude 32.1103 and longitude -101.3668. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,789 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Forsan, but most people and references simply refer to it as Forsan, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Forsan indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Forsan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Forsan, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 220
Population in Households 220
Population in Familes 197
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 756
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $137,891


Median Household Income $70,425
Average Household Income $76,784
Per Capita Income $28,800
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.1% 1.59%
Households 1.28% 1.53%
Families 1.64% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.


Forsan, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forsan to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1515 14th
Population Density1 # 907 48th
Diversity Index2 # 1154 34th
Median Household Income # 215 88th
Per Capita Income # 332 81st

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