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Knox City, Texas - Basic Facts

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The Town of Knox City had a population of 1,185 as of July 1, 2017. Knox City 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 Knox City is located at latitude 33.4176 and longitude -99.8157 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Knox City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,529 feet.

The Town of Knox City (GNIS ID: 2412844) 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 Town of Knox City is located within Knox City Division of Knox County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Knox City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Knox City: Orient.

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Knox City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,185
Daytime Population: Workers 730
Daytime Population: Residents 782
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,512
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 1,145
Population in Familes 932
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 1,422
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $40,313
Average Household Income $54,556
Per Capita Income $22,246


Total Housing Units 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $39,976
Average Home Value $78,687


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.5%
Households 0.66% 0.54%
Families 0.87% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Knox City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knox City to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 927 47th
Population Density # 482 72nd
Diversity Index # 339 81st
Median Household Income # 1182 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1004 43rd

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