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Shepherd, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Shepherd had a population of 2,449 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Shepherd is located at latitude 30.4855 and longitude -95.0118 in San Jacinto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shepherd (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Jacinto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 144 feet.

The City of Shepherd (GNIS ID: 2411884) 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 Shepherd is located within Shepherd-Evergreen Division of San Jacinto County.

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


Total Population 2,449
Population in Households 2,442
Population in Familes 2,047
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 402
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 827
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 582
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $56,333
Average Home Value $85,000


Median Household Income $35,796
Average Household Income $51,742
Per Capita Income $18,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.95%
Households 0.69% 0.88%
Families 0.36% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   0.73%
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.

Shepherd, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shepherd 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 # 642 63rd
Population Density1 # 1279 27th
Diversity Index2 # 787 55th
Median Household Income # 1323 24th
Per Capita Income # 1304 26th

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