Terlingua, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Terlingua, Texas - Basic Facts

The Terlingua Census Designated Place had a population of 54 as of July 1, 2017. Terlingua 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 Terlingua is located at latitude 29.2871 and longitude -103.5834 in Brewster County. The formal boundaries for the Terlingua Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brewster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,897 feet.

The Terlingua Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584745) 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 Terlingua Census Designated Place is located within Alpine Division of Brewster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Terlingua population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Terlingua: Chisos, Tarlinga, Terlinga, Terlingo.

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


Total Population 54
Daytime Population: Workers 11
Daytime Population: Residents 27
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 54
Population in Familes 34
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $32,945
Average Household Income $51,899
Per Capita Income $25,281


Total Housing Units 56 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 (32.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (41.1%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $112,500


Total Households 33
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 14
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.98% -0.75%
Households -0.81% -1.24%
Families 1.03% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Terlingua, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Terlingua to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 1688 4th
Population Density # 1744 0th
Diversity Index # 538 69th
Median Household Income # 1488 15th
Per Capita Income # 747 57th

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