El Cenizo Colonia, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Cenizo Colonia, Texas - Basic Facts

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The El Cenizo Census Designated Place had a population of 260 as of July 1, 2017. El Cenizo Colonia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 El Cenizo Colonia is located at latitude 26.4106 and longitude -98.9158 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the El Cenizo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Starr County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 233 feet.

The El Cenizo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584628) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The El Cenizo Census Designated Place is located within Rio Grande City Division of Starr County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Cenizo Colonia 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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El Cenizo Colonia, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 260
Population in Households 260
Population in Familes 251
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 8,784
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 4.64
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $88,542


Median Household Income $35,500
Average Household Income $35,316
Per Capita Income $8,895
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.68%
Households 0.76% 0.7%
Families 0.0% 0.77%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

El Cenizo Colonia, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Cenizo Colonia 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 # 1476 16th
Population Density1 # 16 99th
Diversity Index2 # 1738 1st
Median Household Income # 1393 20th
Per Capita Income # 1717 2nd

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