Tahoka, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tahoka, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Tahoka had a population of 2,641 as of July 1, 2016. Tahoka 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 Tahoka is located at latitude 33.1638 and longitude -101.7951 in Lynn County. 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. Lynn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,081 feet.

The City of Tahoka (GNIS ID: 2412029) 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 Tahoka is located within Tahoka Division of Lynn County.

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


Total Population 2,641
Population in Households 2,600
Population in Familes 2,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,109
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,032
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 729
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 719 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $56,959
Average Home Value $79,666


Median Household Income $44,019
Average Household Income $55,676
Per Capita Income $22,049
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.21%
Households 0.03% -0.1%
Families 0.31% -0.14%
Median Household Income   -1.01%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
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 1,749 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 # 613 65th
Population Density1 # 642 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 256 85th
Median Household Income # 885 49th
Per Capita Income # 923 47th

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