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Happy, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Happy is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Swisher County at latitude 34.7437 and longitude -101.8546. Swisher County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,615 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Happy, but most people and references simply refer to it as Happy, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Happy indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Happy, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 691
Population in Households 691
Population in Familes 580
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 651
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 269
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 183
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $98,387
Average Home Value $140,595


Median Household Income $48,080
Average Household Income $56,658
Per Capita Income $22,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.45% 0.37%
Households 0.44% 0.3%
Families 1.33% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

Happy, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Happy to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1131 36th
Population Density1 # 1013 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 884 50th
Median Household Income # 693 61st
Per Capita Income # 764 56th

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