Hale Center, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Hale Center, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hale Center had a population of 2,208 as of July 1, 2019. Hale Center 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 Hale Center is located at latitude 34.0642 and longitude -101.8438 in Hale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hale Center encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,419 feet.

The City of Hale Center (GNIS ID: 2410684) 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 Hale Center is located within Hale Center Division of Hale County.


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Hale Center, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hale Center, TX Housing Affordability Index is 258
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Hale Center, TX Wealth Index is 39
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,208
Population in Households 2,169
Population in Familes 1,902
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density 1,537
Diversity Index1 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,953
Average Household Income $49,410
Per Capita Income $16,660
Wealth Index3 39

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 467 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $64,741
Housing Affordability Index2 258
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.21% -0.65%
Households -0.37% -0.74%
Families -0.37% -0.78%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Hale Center, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hale Center to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 685 61st
Population Density # 428 76th
Diversity Index # 176 90th
Median Household Income # 1357 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1430 18th

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