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Tomball, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Tomball had a population of 11,882 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Tomball is located at latitude 30.0972 and longitude -95.6161 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tomball encompass a land area of 11.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 187 feet.

The City of Tomball (GNIS ID: 2412080) 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 Tomball is located within Northwest Harris Division of Harris County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tomball: Tom Ball.

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Tomball, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,882
Population in Households 11,401
Population in Familes 8,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 481
Population Density2 995
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $51,563
Average Household Income $86,297
Per Capita Income $35,250


Total Housing Units 5,167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,044 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,785 (53.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $195,715
Average Home Value $299,572


Total Households 4,829
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,934
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.2% 1.15%
Households 1.14% 1.16%
Families 1.42% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Tomball, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tomball to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 231 87th
Population Density # 733 58th
Diversity Index # 684 61st
Median Household Income # 686 61st
Per Capita Income # 244 86th

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