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Barstow, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Barstow is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ward County at latitude 31.4615 and longitude -103.3955. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,566 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Barstow 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 Barstow (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 356
Population in Households 346
Population in Familes 288
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 542
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 147
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 98
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $102,083
Average Home Value $142,708


Median Household Income $32,012
Average Household Income $45,319
Per Capita Income $18,388
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 1.05%
Households 0.65% 1.2%
Families 1.76% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Barstow, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barstow 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 # 1374 22nd
Population Density1 # 1126 36th
Diversity Index2 # 166 91st
Median Household Income # 1376 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1169 33rd

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