Falcon Lake Estates, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Falcon Lake Estates, Texas - Basic Facts

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The Falcon Lake Estates Census Designated Place had a population of 1,145 as of July 1, 2016. Falcon Lake Estates 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 Falcon Lake Estates is located at latitude 26.872 and longitude -99.2574 in Zapata County. The formal boundaries for the Falcon Lake Estates Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.86 sq. miles. Zapata County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.

The Falcon Lake Estates Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408108) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Falcon Lake Estates Census Designated Place is located within Zapata Division of Zapata County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Falcon Lake Estates 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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Falcon Lake Estates, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,145
Population in Households 1,145
Population in Familes 1,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,707
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 345
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 274
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (33.8%)
Median Home Value $78,049
Average Home Value $101,812


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $49,061
Per Capita Income $14,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.16%
Households 1.26% 0.97%
Families 1.28% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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.

Falcon Lake Estates, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falcon Lake Estates 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 # 942 46th
Population Density1 # 374 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1460 16th
Median Household Income # 1363 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1465 16th

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