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Olton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Olton had a population of 2,118 as of July 1, 2018. Olton ranks in the upper 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 Olton is located at latitude 34.1834 and longitude -102.1346 in Lamb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Olton encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lamb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,612 feet.

The City of Olton (GNIS ID: 2411317) 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 Olton is located within Olton Division of Lamb County.

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Olton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,118
Population in Households 2,052
Population in Familes 1,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 1,559
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $37,915
Average Household Income $52,247
Per Capita Income $18,544


Total Housing Units 864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 450 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $80,435
Average Home Value $108,889


Total Households 714
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 521
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.54% -0.71%
Households -0.59% -0.74%
Families -0.43% -0.78%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Olton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 699 60th
Population Density # 420 76th
Diversity Index # 136 92nd
Median Household Income # 1315 25th
Per Capita Income # 1344 23rd

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