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Ore City, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Ore City had a population of 1,440 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Ore City is located at latitude 32.8009 and longitude -94.7187 in Upshur County. 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. Upshur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 328 feet.

The City of Ore City (GNIS ID: 2411331) 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 Ore City is located within Ore City Division of Upshur County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ore City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Ore City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,440
Population in Households 1,440
Population in Familes 1,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 694
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 552
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 379
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $131,395
Average Home Value $133,567


Median Household Income $41,912
Average Household Income $49,709
Per Capita Income $19,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.48% 2.95%
Households 4.6% 2.94%
Families 4.55% 2.89%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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, 2015 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 # 839 52nd
Population Density1 # 987 44th
Diversity Index2 # 1015 42nd
Median Household Income # 982 44th
Per Capita Income # 1132 35th

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