Santa Rosa, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Santa Rosa, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Santa Rosa had a population of 2,998 as of July 1, 2017. Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa is located at latitude 26.2561 and longitude -97.8253 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Santa Rosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Town of Santa Rosa (GNIS ID: 2413259) 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 Town of Santa Rosa is located within Harlingen-San Benito Division of Cameron County.

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

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


Total Population 2,998
Daytime Population: Workers 429
Daytime Population: Residents 1,994
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,423
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 2,998
Population in Familes 2,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,884
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $25,227
Average Household Income $39,672
Per Capita Income $11,486


Total Housing Units 918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 604 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $65,505
Average Home Value $109,080


Total Households 849
Average Household Size 3.53
Family Households 714
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.59% 0.9%
Households 0.67% 0.9%
Families 0.51% 0.85%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Santa Rosa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Rosa 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 # 566 68th
Population Density # 97 95th
Diversity Index # 1221 30th
Median Household Income # 1676 4th
Per Capita Income # 1634 7th

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