Zapata County TX Information


Zapata County Subdivisions

Zapata County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,410
Daytime Population: Workers 3,220
Daytime Population: Residents 11,384
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,604
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 14,380
Population in Familes 13,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $33,310
Average Household Income $48,869
Per Capita Income $14,752


Total Housing Units 6,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,341 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,001 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,938 (30.9%)
Median Home Value $69,364
Average Home Value $99,327


Total Households 4,342
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 3,446
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.31%
Households 0.14% 0.16%
Families 0.09% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.26%


Zapata County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zapata County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 143 44th
Population Density # 155 39th
Diversity Index # 253 1st
Median Household Income # 246 4th
Per Capita Income # 250 2nd

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