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Arcola, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Arcola had a population of 2,098 as of July 1, 2017. Arcola ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Arcola is located at latitude 29.5038 and longitude -95.4696 in Fort Bend County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arcola (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Fort Bend County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Arcola (GNIS ID: 2409726) 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 Arcola is located within Stafford-Missouri City Division of Fort Bend County.

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


Total Population 2,098
Daytime Population: Workers 292
Daytime Population: Residents 1,319
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,611
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 2,097
Population in Familes 1,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 820
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $92,236
Average Household Income $126,456
Per Capita Income $37,735


Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 514 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $226,364
Average Home Value $304,395


Total Households 585
Average Household Size 3.58
Family Households 503
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 2.86% 9.46%
Households 3.03% 9.57%
Families 4.06% 9.61%
Median Household Income   -1.07%
Per Capita Income   0.48%

Arcola, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcola 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 # 695 60th
Population Density # 849 52nd
Diversity Index # 21 99th
Median Household Income # 105 94th
Per Capita Income # 184 90th

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