Willacy County TX Information


Willacy County Subdivisions

Willacy County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,460
Population in Households 19,406
Population in Familes 17,654
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 5,981
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 4,762
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 7,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,446 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,535 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,340 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $55,949
Average Home Value $85,071


Median Household Income $29,644
Average Household Income $42,173
Per Capita Income $12,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.04% 0.18%
Households 0.59% 0.29%
Families 0.53% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.


Willacy County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willacy County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents 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 # 125 51st
Population Density1 # 105 59th
Diversity Index2 # 219 14th
Median Household Income # 250 2nd
Per Capita Income # 252 1st

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