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Tenaha, Texas - Basic Facts

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The Town of Tenaha had a population of 1,163 as of July 1, 2017. Tenaha ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Tenaha is located at latitude 31.9437 and longitude -94.2457 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tenaha (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 348 feet.

The Town of Tenaha (GNIS ID: 2413374) 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 Town of Tenaha is located within Tenaha-Joaquin Division of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tenaha population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Tenaha, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,163
Daytime Population: Workers 360
Daytime Population: Residents 747
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,163
Population in Familes 975
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 311
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $36,019
Average Household Income $47,277
Per Capita Income $17,624


Total Housing Units 481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $69,469
Average Home Value $93,543


Total Households 420
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% 0.09%
Households -0.07% 0.0%
Families 0.29% -0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Tenaha, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tenaha to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 936 47th
Population Density # 1370 22nd
Diversity Index # 125 93rd
Median Household Income # 1369 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1381 21st

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