Van Vleck, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Van Vleck, Texas - Basic Facts

The Van Vleck Census Designated Place had a population of 2,145 as of July 1, 2016. Van Vleck ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Van Vleck is located at latitude 29.0282 and longitude -95.8846 in Matagorda County. The formal boundaries for the Van Vleck Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Matagorda County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Van Vleck Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409500) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Van Vleck Census Designated Place is located within Bay City Division of Matagorda County.

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


Total Population 2,145
Population in Households 2,145
Population in Familes 1,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 289
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 752
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 603 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $122,034
Average Home Value $138,121


Median Household Income $56,335
Average Household Income $71,057
Per Capita Income $26,301
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.45% 1.85%
Households 2.11% 1.77%
Families 1.35% 1.73%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Van Vleck, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Van Vleck 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 # 687 61st
Population Density1 # 1393 20th
Diversity Index2 # 408 76th
Median Household Income # 444 75th
Per Capita Income # 546 69th

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