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Tahoka, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Tahoka is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lynn County at latitude 33.1638 and longitude -101.7951. Lynn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,081 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Tahoka, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tahoka, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tahoka indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Tahoka (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Tahoka, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,585
Population in Households 2,544
Population in Familes 2,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,086
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 1,008
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 713
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 711 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $68,846
Average Home Value $84,669


Median Household Income $44,471
Average Household Income $63,621
Per Capita Income $24,623
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.78% -0.75%
Households -0.51% -0.58%
Families -0.07% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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.


Tahoka, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tahoka to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 607 65th
Population Density1 # 651 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 242 86th
Median Household Income # 813 54th
Per Capita Income # 571 67th

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