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La Ward, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of La Ward had a population of 217 as of July 1, 2016. La Ward 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 La Ward is located at latitude 28.8464 and longitude -96.4649 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Ward (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of La Ward (GNIS ID: 2411587) 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 La Ward is located within La Ward-Lolita Division of Jackson County.

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


Total Population 217
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 267
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 91 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $95,833
Average Home Value $132,813


Median Household Income $63,685
Average Household Income $71,744
Per Capita Income $27,797
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.64%
Households 0.42% 0.77%
Families 0.28% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

La Ward, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Ward 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 # 1519 13th
Population Density1 # 1419 19th
Diversity Index2 # 760 57th
Median Household Income # 299 83rd
Per Capita Income # 444 75th

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