Starr County TX Information


Starr County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 67,518
Population in Households 66,708
Population in Familes 62,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 810
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 18,968
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 16,104
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 21,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,433 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,535 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,576 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $70,892
Average Home Value $95,354


Median Household Income $27,000
Average Household Income $41,544
Per Capita Income $11,827
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.56%
Households 1.77% 1.64%
Families 1.72% 1.61%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.


Starr County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Starr County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents 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 # 53 80th
Population Density1 # 70 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 254 0th
Median Household Income # 251 2nd
Per Capita Income # 254 0th

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