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Ore City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Ore City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Upshur County at latitude 32.8009 and longitude -94.7187. Upshur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 328 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Ore City 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.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ore City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,339
Population in Households 1,339
Population in Familes 1,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 645
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 513
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 352
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $119,079
Average Home Value $123,720


Median Household Income $42,594
Average Household Income $48,326
Per Capita Income $18,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.77% 2.21%
Households 3.9% 2.2%
Families 3.83% 2.12%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.


Ore City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ore City 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 # 869 50th
Population Density1 # 1018 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 1007 43rd
Median Household Income # 895 49th
Per Capita Income # 1136 35th

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