Falcon Mesa, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Falcon Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 440 as of July 1, 2016. Falcon Mesa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Falcon Mesa is located at latitude 26.8706 and longitude -99.2917 in Zapata County. The formal boundaries for the Falcon Mesa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 1.94 sq. miles. Zapata County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Falcon Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408109) 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 Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Zapata Division of Zapata County.

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


Total Population 440
Population in Households 440
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 290
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (38.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 4.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 (56.9%)
Median Home Value $64,935
Average Home Value $86,318


Median Household Income $40,270
Average Household Income $55,130
Per Capita Income $19,058
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.34% 0.45%
Households 0.78% 0.24%
Families 1.52% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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 Mesa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falcon Mesa 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 # 1299 26th
Population Density1 # 1392 20th
Diversity Index2 # 818 53rd
Median Household Income # 1088 38th
Per Capita Income # 1218 30th

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