Zapata County TX Information


Zapata County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 14,533
Population in Households 14,503
Population in Familes 13,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 4,387
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 3,480
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,366 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,021 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,912 (30.4%)
Median Home Value $63,733
Average Home Value $96,791


Median Household Income $32,724
Average Household Income $47,475
Per Capita Income $14,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.49%
Households 0.33% 0.33%
Families 0.26% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.


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, 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 # 144 44th
Population Density1 # 155 39th
Diversity Index2 # 252 1st
Median Household Income # 246 4th
Per Capita Income # 250 2nd

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