Cactus, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cactus, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Cactus had a population of 3,318 as of July 1, 2015. Cactus ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cactus is located at latitude 36.0444 and longitude -102.008 in Moore County. 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. Moore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,619 feet.

The City of Cactus (GNIS ID: 2409953) 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 Cactus is located within Dumas Division of Moore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cactus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Cactus, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,318
Population in Households 3,318
Population in Familes 2,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,557
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 834
Average Household Size 3.98
Family Households 675
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 400 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 433 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $97,154
Average Home Value $194,688


Median Household Income $29,211
Average Household Income $39,512
Per Capita Income $10,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.7%
Households 0.77% 0.62%
Families 0.72% 0.59%
Median Household Income   4.02%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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, 2015 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 # 518 70th
Population Density1 # 419 76th
Diversity Index2 # 9 100th
Median Household Income # 1518 13th
Per Capita Income # 1631 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.