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Overton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Overton had a population of 2,536 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Overton is located at latitude 32.2756 and longitude -94.9725 in Rusk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Overton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Rusk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Overton are located in Rusk County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Smith County.

The City of Overton (GNIS ID: 2411343) 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 Overton is located within Overton Division of Rusk County.

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


Total Population 2,536
Population in Households 2,406
Population in Familes 2,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density1 379
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 917
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 631
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $75,744
Average Home Value $107,149


Median Household Income $44,916
Average Household Income $53,386
Per Capita Income $21,248
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.16%
Households -0.31% -0.24%
Families -0.2% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Overton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Overton 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 # 632 64th
Population Density1 # 1300 26th
Diversity Index2 # 1126 36th
Median Household Income # 847 52nd
Per Capita Income # 993 43rd

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