Palm Valley, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Palm Valley, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Palm Valley had a population of 1,347 as of July 1, 2019. Palm Valley ranks in the upper 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 Palm Valley is located at latitude 26.2017 and longitude -97.7542 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palm Valley encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Palm Valley (GNIS ID: 2411358) 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 Palm Valley is located within Harlingen-San Benito Division of Cameron County.


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Palm Valley, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Palm Valley, TX Housing Affordability Index is 213
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Palm Valley, TX Wealth Index is 149
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,347
Population in Households 1,347
Population in Familes 1,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 2,254
Diversity Index1 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $79,265
Average Household Income $98,163
Per Capita Income $43,248
Wealth Index3 149

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $191,295
Housing Affordability Index2 213
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 645
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 453
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.35% 0.28%
Households 0.29% 0.28%
Families 0.93% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   0.96%

Palm Valley, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Valley to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 886 49th
Population Density # 253 86th
Diversity Index # 753 57th
Median Household Income # 226 87th
Per Capita Income # 139 92nd

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