Channelview, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Channelview, Texas - Basic Facts

The Channelview Census Designated Place had a population of 42,639 as of July 1, 2017. Channelview 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 Channelview is located at latitude 29.793 and longitude -95.1145 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the Channelview Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.79 sq. miles and a water area of 3.35 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Channelview Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408011) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Channelview Census Designated Place is located within Houston Division of Harris County.

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


Total Population 42,639
Daytime Population: Workers 10,643
Daytime Population: Residents 25,234
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,877
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 42,547
Population in Familes 38,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 2,883
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $55,350
Average Household Income $67,711
Per Capita Income $19,516


Total Housing Units 12,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,174 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,001 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 811 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $109,033
Average Home Value $128,692


Total Households 12,175
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 9,932
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 1.5% 1.55%
Households 1.32% 1.44%
Families 1.26% 1.42%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Channelview, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Channelview 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 # 78 96th
Population Density # 173 90th
Diversity Index # 30 98th
Median Household Income # 524 70th
Per Capita Income # 1260 28th

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