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Taft, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Taft had a population of 3,278 as of July 1, 2016. Taft ranks in the upper 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 Taft is located at latitude 27.9801 and longitude -97.3911 in San Patricio County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taft (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Patricio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Taft (GNIS ID: 2412027) 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 Taft is located within Taft Division of San Patricio County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taft 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 Taft: Mesquital.

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


Total Population 3,278
Population in Households 3,216
Population in Familes 2,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 2,182
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 1,100
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 795
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 717 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 383 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $72,613
Average Home Value $89,804


Median Household Income $39,064
Average Household Income $55,788
Per Capita Income $19,456
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.12%
Households 1.17% 1.12%
Families 1.13% 1.06%
Median Household Income   -1.33%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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.

Taft, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taft 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 # 525 70th
Population Density1 # 265 85th
Diversity Index2 # 592 66th
Median Household Income # 1152 34th
Per Capita Income # 1184 32nd

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