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Cactus, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Cactus is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Moore County at latitude 36.0444 and longitude -102.008. Moore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,619 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Cactus 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 Cactus (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 3,358
Population in Households 3,358
Population in Familes 2,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,576
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 3.97
Family Households 684
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 435 (47.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $86,552
Average Home Value $108,476


Median Household Income $37,698
Average Household Income $43,146
Per Capita Income $11,051
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.3% 0.9%
Households 1.27% 0.88%
Families 1.21% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.


Cactus, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cactus 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 # 508 71st
Population Density1 # 403 77th
Diversity Index2 # 15 99th
Median Household Income # 1130 36th
Per Capita Income # 1557 11th

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