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Palacios, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Palacios had a population of 4,839 as of July 1, 2016. Palacios 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 Palacios is located at latitude 28.7313 and longitude -96.2552 in Matagorda County. 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. Matagorda County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Palacios (GNIS ID: 2411354) 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 Palacios is located within Palacios Division of Matagorda County.

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


Total Population 4,839
Population in Households 4,805
Population in Familes 4,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 980
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 1,631
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 1,144
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,010 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,047 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 583 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $96,783
Average Home Value $121,180


Median Household Income $40,123
Average Household Income $51,282
Per Capita Income $17,607
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.48%
Households 0.2% 0.44%
Families 0.0% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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 1,749 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 # 415 76th
Population Density1 # 737 58th
Diversity Index2 # 148 92nd
Median Household Income # 1099 37th
Per Capita Income # 1332 24th

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