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Santa Fe, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Fe had a population of 13,597 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Fe is located at latitude 29.3876 and longitude -95.1015 in Galveston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Fe (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Santa Fe (GNIS ID: 2411822) 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 Santa Fe is located within Texas City-League City Division of Galveston County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Santa Fe: Alta Loma, Alto Loma, Arcadia.

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


Total Population 13,597
Daytime Population: Workers 3,004
Daytime Population: Residents 7,847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,851
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 13,588
Population in Familes 11,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 782
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $69,761
Average Household Income $87,872
Per Capita Income $32,521


Total Housing Units 5,487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,027 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,086 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $178,706
Average Home Value $204,017


Total Households 5,113
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 3,868
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 1.25% 1.61%
Households 1.3% 1.62%
Families 1.19% 1.52%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Santa Fe, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Fe 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 # 207 88th
Population Density # 889 49th
Diversity Index # 1200 32nd
Median Household Income # 262 85th
Per Capita Income # 300 83rd

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