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San Juan, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of San Juan had a population of 38,150 as of July 1, 2020. San Juan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 San Juan is located at latitude 26.1892 and longitude -98.1553 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Juan encompass a land area of 11.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 108 feet.

The City of San Juan (GNIS ID: 2411791) 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 San Juan is located within McAllen-Pharr Division of Hidalgo County.


San Juan, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 38,150 (100%)
Population in Households 38,024 (99.7%)
Population in Families 35,770 (93.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 126 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 3,283
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $39,458
Average Household Income $55,248
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $14,554
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 11,164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,636 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,446 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,081 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $91,700
Average Home Value $116,756
Housing Affordability Index3 202


Total Households 10,083
Average Household Size 3.77
Family Households 8,828
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.16% 1.21%
Households 1.23% 1.24%
Families 1.17% 1.2%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
Owner Occupied HU   1.27%


San Juan, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Juan to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 93 95th
Population Density # 140 92nd
Median Household Income # 1334 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 707 40th
Per Capita Income # 1519 13th
Diversity Index # 1501 14th

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