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Sonora, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Sonora had a population of 3,037 as of July 1, 2016. Sonora ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sonora is located at latitude 30.5708 and longitude -100.644 in Sutton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sonora (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sutton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,129 feet.

The City of Sonora (GNIS ID: 2411931) 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 Sonora is located within Sonora Division of Sutton County.

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


Total Population 3,037
Population in Households 3,029
Population in Familes 2,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,481
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,125
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 803
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 789 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 336 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $86,417
Average Home Value $126,332


Median Household Income $52,160
Average Household Income $68,554
Per Capita Income $26,032
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.18%
Households 0.26% 0.32%
Families 0.22% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Sonora, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sonora 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 # 559 68th
Population Density1 # 444 75th
Diversity Index2 # 634 64th
Median Household Income # 569 68th
Per Capita Income # 561 68th

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