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Riesel, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Riesel had a population of 1,066 as of July 1, 2016. Riesel ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riesel is located at latitude 31.4797 and longitude -96.9316 in McLennan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riesel (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McLennan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Riesel (GNIS ID: 2410946) 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 Riesel is located within Mart Division of McLennan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riesel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riesel: Prospect.

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Riesel, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,066
Population in Households 1,061
Population in Familes 903
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 263
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 408
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 286
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 464 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $84,959
Average Home Value $136,688


Median Household Income $39,687
Average Household Income $53,731
Per Capita Income $20,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.98%
Households 0.89% 0.91%
Families 1.11% 0.76%
Median Household Income   -1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Riesel, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riesel 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 # 978 44th
Population Density1 # 1424 19th
Diversity Index2 # 1064 39th
Median Household Income # 1124 36th
Per Capita Income # 1103 37th

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