El Cenizo, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Cenizo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of El Cenizo had a population of 3,595 as of July 1, 2016. El Cenizo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for El Cenizo is located at latitude 27.3317 and longitude -99.5013 in Webb County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Cenizo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Webb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 390 feet.

The City of El Cenizo (GNIS ID: 2410408) 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 El Cenizo is located within Laredo South-El Cenizo Division of Webb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Cenizo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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El Cenizo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,595
Population in Households 3,595
Population in Familes 3,445
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 6,977
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 806
Average Household Size 4.46
Family Households 715
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 622 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $43,557
Average Home Value $60,048


Median Household Income $20,906
Average Household Income $31,720
Per Capita Income $7,127
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 1.7%
Households 1.53% 1.7%
Families 1.44% 1.68%
Median Household Income   -0.45%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
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.

El Cenizo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Cenizo to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 497 72nd
Population Density1 # 33 98th
Diversity Index2 # 1676 4th
Median Household Income # 1725 1st
Per Capita Income # 1732 1st

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