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Terrell, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Terrell had a population of 15,948 as of July 1, 2016. Terrell ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Terrell is located at latitude 32.731 and longitude -96.2884 in Kaufman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Terrell (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Kaufman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 509 feet.

The City of Terrell (GNIS ID: 2412050) 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 Terrell is located within Terrell Division of Kaufman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Terrell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Terrell: Terrel.

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Terrell, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,948
Population in Households 15,225
Population in Familes 12,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 723
Population Density1 805
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 5,514
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 3,790
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,687 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,827 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 726 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $105,714
Average Home Value $137,147


Median Household Income $40,541
Average Household Income $52,001
Per Capita Income $19,566
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.34%
Households 0.08% 0.34%
Families -0.12% 0.13%
Median Household Income   -0.07%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
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.

Terrell, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Terrell 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 # 182 90th
Population Density1 # 866 51st
Diversity Index2 # 75 96th
Median Household Income # 1073 39th
Per Capita Income # 1173 33rd

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