Fort Hancock, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Hancock, Texas - Basic Facts

The Fort Hancock Census Designated Place had a population of 1,735 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Hancock 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 Fort Hancock is located at latitude 31.2893 and longitude -105.8451 in Hudspeth County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Hancock Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Hudspeth County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,579 feet.

The Fort Hancock Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408240) 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 Fort Hancock Census Designated Place is located within Fort Hancock Division of Hudspeth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Hancock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Hancock: Fort Handcock.

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Fort Hancock, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,735
Daytime Population: Workers 341
Daytime Population: Residents 1,089
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,430
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,735
Population in Familes 1,587
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 92
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $19,953
Average Household Income $35,843
Per Capita Income $11,464


Total Housing Units 625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 431 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $36,986
Average Home Value $64,699


Total Households 523
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 411
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 -0.12% -0.24%
Households -0.08% -0.23%
Families -0.87% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Fort Hancock, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Hancock 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 # 773 56th
Population Density # 1645 6th
Diversity Index # 764 56th
Median Household Income # 1731 1st
Per Capita Income # 1635 7th

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