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Alvarado, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Alvarado had a population of 3,975 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Alvarado is located at latitude 32.4061 and longitude -97.216 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alvarado (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.74 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 764 feet.

The City of Alvarado (GNIS ID: 2409691) 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 Alvarado is located within Alvarado Division of Johnson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alvarado population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Alvarado, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,975
Population in Households 3,907
Population in Familes 3,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 970
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,388
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,018
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 911 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 477 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $105,412
Average Home Value $117,179


Median Household Income $48,260
Average Household Income $53,111
Per Capita Income $18,799
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.14%
Households 1.03% 1.17%
Families 0.9% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.


Alvarado, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alvarado to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 465 74th
Population Density1 # 739 58th
Diversity Index2 # 606 65th
Median Household Income # 776 56th
Per Capita Income # 1173 33rd

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