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Palacios, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Palacios is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Matagorda County at latitude 28.7313 and longitude -96.2552. Matagorda County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Palacios 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 Palacios (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 4,669
Population in Households 4,634
Population in Familes 3,952
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 945
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 1,610
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,130
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,045 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 565 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $70,698
Average Home Value $95,614


Median Household Income $38,736
Average Household Income $47,978
Per Capita Income $16,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.25% -0.14%
Households -0.01% -0.04%
Families -0.29% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
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.


Palacios, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palacios 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 # 413 76th
Population Density1 # 756 57th
Diversity Index2 # 128 93rd
Median Household Income # 1076 39th
Per Capita Income # 1289 26th

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