Potosi, TX Community Profile: Data

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Potosi: Basic Info

Potosi is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Potosi Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Taylor County at latitude 32.3293 and longitude -99.6565. The elevation is 1,821 feet.

The Potosi Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 18.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

Also See: Abilene, TX ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Potosi: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Potosi Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Potosi (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Potosi ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Potosi Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, Texas Congressional District Maps and a Map of Taylor County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Potosi Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Potosi Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all Texas Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Potosi Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Potosi. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Potosi area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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


Total Population 3,173
Population in Households 3,173
Population in Familes 2,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 173
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 1,098
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 926
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 986 (86.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $194,359
Average Home Value $208,367


Median Household Income $76,834
Average Household Income $94,414
Per Capita Income $33,371
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.4% 1.42%
Households 1.45% 1.43%
Families 0.75% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   3.52%
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.


Potosi, TX: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Potosi to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 530 70th
Population Density1 # 1544 12th
Diversity Index2 # 1290 26th
Median Household Income # 172 90th
Per Capita Income # 200 89th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 4,699 Texas cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 111,347 Texas Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: January 6, 2014.