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West University Place, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of West University Place had a population of 16,232 as of July 1, 2019. West University Place ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West University Place is located at latitude 29.718 and longitude -95.4338 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of West University Place encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of West University Place (GNIS ID: 2412230) 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 West University Place is located within Houston Division of Harris County.


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West University Place, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West University Place, TX Housing Affordability Index is 95
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

West University Place, TX Wealth Index is 413
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 16,232
Population in Households 16,232
Population in Familes 14,836
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 8,099
Diversity Index1 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $282,693
Per Capita Income $99,125
Wealth Index3 413

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,099 (85.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 593 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $1,017,064
Housing Affordability Index2 95
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,692
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 4,619
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 1.01% 0.97%
Households 0.86% 0.87%
Families 0.87% 0.88%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.32%

West University Place, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West University Place 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 # 186 89th
Population Density # 22 99th
Diversity Index # 1113 36th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 6 100th

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