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The City of Olton had a population of 2,056 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.1802 and longitude -102.137 in Lamb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Olton (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 2,056
Daytime Population: Workers 604
Daytime Population: Residents 1,329
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,933
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,990
Population in Familes 1,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 1,513
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $38,546
Average Household Income $54,422
Per Capita Income $19,523


Total Housing Units 864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 458 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $77,474
Average Home Value $102,462


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 511
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 -1.02% -0.98%
Households -0.97% -0.96%
Families -0.76% -1.04%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 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 # 702 60th
Population Density # 435 75th
Diversity Index # 119 93rd
Median Household Income # 1271 27th
Per Capita Income # 1257 28th

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