El Mesquite CDP, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Mesquite CDP, Texas - Basic Facts

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The El Mesquite Census Designated Place had a population of 44 as of July 1, 2016. El Mesquite CDP 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 Mesquite CDP is located at latitude 26.3847 and longitude -98.7716 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the El Mesquite Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The El Mesquite Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584631) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Mesquite Census Designated Place is located within Rio Grande City Division of Starr County.

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


Total Population 44
Population in Households 44
Population in Familes 42
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,867
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 12
Average Household Size 3.67
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 17 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (29.4%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $108,333


Median Household Income $37,860
Average Household Income $46,567
Per Capita Income $13,758
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.37% 2.18%
Households 2.96% 1.61%
Families 1.54% 1.76%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
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 Mesquite CDP, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Mesquite CDP 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 # 1705 3rd
Population Density1 # 47 97th
Diversity Index2 # 1693 3rd
Median Household Income # 1214 31st
Per Capita Income # 1504 14th

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