Little Elm, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Little Elm, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Little Elm had a population of 37,530 as of July 1, 2017. Little Elm ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Little Elm is located at latitude 33.1765 and longitude -96.9287 in Denton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Little Elm (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.58 sq. miles and a water area of 4.06 sq. miles. Denton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 545 feet.

The City of Little Elm (GNIS ID: 2410843) 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 Little Elm is located within Pilot Point-Aubrey Division of Denton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Little Elm 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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Little Elm, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,530
Daytime Population: Workers 5,416
Daytime Population: Residents 18,897
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,313
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 37,530
Population in Familes 33,647
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,574
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $88,929
Average Household Income $98,102
Per Capita Income $30,414


Total Housing Units 11,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,979 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,376 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $188,470
Average Home Value $212,940


Total Households 11,356
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 9,109
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 5.25% 3.56%
Households 4.66% 3.4%
Families 4.51% 3.29%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Little Elm, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little Elm 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 # 93 95th
Population Density # 212 88th
Diversity Index # 231 87th
Median Household Income # 123 93rd
Per Capita Income # 390 78th

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