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The Colony, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of The Colony had a population of 42,228 as of July 1, 2017. The Colony 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 The Colony is located at latitude 33.0896 and longitude -96.9033 in Denton County. The formal boundaries for the City of The Colony (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.97 sq. miles and a water area of 2.08 sq. miles. Denton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of The Colony (GNIS ID: 2412058) 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 The Colony is located within The Colony Division of Denton County.

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


Total Population 42,228
Daytime Population: Workers 9,045
Daytime Population: Residents 17,995
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,040
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 42,228
Population in Familes 35,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,022
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $83,877
Average Household Income $103,677
Per Capita Income $37,949


Total Housing Units 16,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,938 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,661 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 582 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $175,620
Average Home Value $216,008


Total Households 15,600
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 10,994
Average Family Size 3
  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 2.1% 1.92%
Households 2.37% 2.07%
Families 2.08% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

The Colony, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares The Colony 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 # 79 96th
Population Density # 155 91st
Diversity Index # 388 78th
Median Household Income # 143 92nd
Per Capita Income # 181 90th

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