Premont, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Premont, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Premont had a population of 2,718 as of July 1, 2016. Premont ranks in the upper 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 Premont is located at latitude 27.3586 and longitude -98.1244 in Jim Wells County. The formal boundaries for the City of Premont (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jim Wells County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 164 feet.

The City of Premont (GNIS ID: 2411486) 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 Premont is located within Premont Division of Jim Wells County.

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


Total Population 2,718
Population in Households 2,686
Population in Familes 2,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 1,590
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 946
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 677
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 654 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $42,422
Average Home Value $57,366


Median Household Income $25,432
Average Household Income $40,673
Per Capita Income $14,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.23%
Households 0.34% 0.21%
Families 0.21% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Premont, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Premont 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 # 600 66th
Population Density1 # 407 77th
Diversity Index2 # 1118 36th
Median Household Income # 1663 5th
Per Capita Income # 1480 15th

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