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Sierra Blanca, Texas - Basic Facts

The Sierra Blanca Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hudspeth County at latitude 31.1836 and longitude -105.3397. Hudspeth County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,528 feet.

The formal official name is the Sierra Blanca Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sierra Blanca, Texas.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sierra Blanca indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Sierra Blanca Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Sierra Blanca Census Designated Place, TX Boundary Map


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


Total Population 556
Population in Households 483
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 117
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 112
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $119,118
Average Home Value $165,049


Median Household Income $33,702
Average Household Income $37,217
Per Capita Income $13,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.13% -0.25%
Households 0.27% -0.12%
Families -0.21% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.


Sierra Blanca, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra Blanca 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 # 1202 32nd
Population Density1 # 1613 8th
Diversity Index2 # 558 68th
Median Household Income # 1320 25th
Per Capita Income # 1446 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.