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San Juan, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of San Juan had a population of 36,839 as of July 1, 2017. 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 26.1902 and longitude -98.1522 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Juan (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 36,839
Daytime Population: Workers 6,985
Daytime Population: Residents 23,804
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,789
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 36,714
Population in Familes 34,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density2 3,218
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $36,057
Average Household Income $48,949
Per Capita Income $12,960


Total Housing Units 10,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,266 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,419 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 908 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $85,096
Average Home Value $105,303


Total Households 9,685
Average Household Size 3.79
Family Households 8,490
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 1.17% 1.3%
Households 1.2% 1.31%
Families 1.12% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

San Juan, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Juan 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 # 96 95th
Population Density # 143 92nd
Diversity Index # 1490 15th
Median Household Income # 1368 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1561 11th

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