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Waskom, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Waskom had a population of 2,294 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Waskom is located at latitude 32.4766 and longitude -94.0646 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waskom (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The City of Waskom (GNIS ID: 2412190) 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 Waskom is located within Waskom Division of Harrison County.

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


Total Population 2,294
Daytime Population: Workers 597
Daytime Population: Residents 1,426
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,023
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 2,294
Population in Familes 1,939
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 855
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $56,111
Average Household Income $62,940
Per Capita Income $24,026


Total Housing Units 956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 603 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $99,507
Average Home Value $126,697


Total Households 857
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 609
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 0.83% 0.71%
Households 0.73% 0.62%
Families 1.14% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Waskom, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waskom 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 # 668 62nd
Population Density # 827 53rd
Diversity Index # 565 68th
Median Household Income # 506 71st
Per Capita Income # 834 52nd

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