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The City of Crystal City had a population of 7,559 as of July 1, 2016. Crystal City 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 Crystal City is located at latitude 28.6911 and longitude -99.8256 in Zavala County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crystal City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Zavala County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 558 feet.

The City of Crystal City (GNIS ID: 2410271) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Crystal City is located within Crystal City Division of Zavala County.

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


Total Population 7,559
Population in Households 7,423
Population in Familes 6,579
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 2,074
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 2,424
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 1,855
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,594 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 830 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $41,745
Average Home Value $63,716


Median Household Income $26,448
Average Household Income $40,310
Per Capita Income $12,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.87%
Households 1.13% 0.99%
Families 1.14% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Crystal City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crystal City 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 # 306 83rd
Population Density1 # 286 84th
Diversity Index2 # 1395 20th
Median Household Income # 1641 6th
Per Capita Income # 1541 12th

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