Sam Rayburn, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Sam Rayburn Census Designated Place had a population of 1,349 as of July 1, 2017. Sam Rayburn ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Sam Rayburn is located at latitude 31.0773 and longitude -94.0255 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the Sam Rayburn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.47 sq. miles and a water area of 1.46 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 200 feet.

The Sam Rayburn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586983) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sam Rayburn Census Designated Place is located within Jasper Division of Jasper County.

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


Total Population 1,349
Daytime Population: Workers 661
Daytime Population: Residents 924
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,585
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 1,349
Population in Familes 1,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 159
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $50,939
Average Household Income $61,107
Per Capita Income $26,042


Total Housing Units 1,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 512 (46.8%)
Median Home Value $155,000
Average Home Value $220,833


Total Households 582
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 422
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 1.85% 1.19%
Households 1.76% 1.08%
Families 1.72% 0.98%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Sam Rayburn, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sam Rayburn 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 # 877 50th
Population Density # 1566 11th
Diversity Index # 1469 16th
Median Household Income # 688 61st
Per Capita Income # 672 62nd

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