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Mineral Wells, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mineral Wells had a population of 16,675 as of July 1, 2016. Mineral Wells 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 Mineral Wells is located at latitude 32.8235 and longitude -98.0788 in Palo Pinto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mineral Wells (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles. Palo Pinto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Mineral Wells are located in Palo Pinto County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Parker County.

The City of Mineral Wells (GNIS ID: 2411119) 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 Mineral Wells is located within Mineral Wells Division of Palo Pinto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mineral Wells 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 Mineral Wells: Mineralwells.

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


Total Population 16,675
Population in Households 15,969
Population in Familes 13,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 706
Population Density1 818
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 5,755
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 3,866
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,248 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,507 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 956 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $77,894
Average Home Value $96,583


Median Household Income $38,110
Average Household Income $51,199
Per Capita Income $18,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% 0.72%
Households 0.78% 0.73%
Families 0.66% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Mineral Wells, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mineral Wells 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 # 169 90th
Population Density1 # 856 51st
Diversity Index2 # 390 78th
Median Household Income # 1201 31st
Per Capita Income # 1243 29th

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