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Higgins, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Higgins had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2020. Higgins ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Higgins is located at latitude 36.1198 and longitude -100.0243 in Lipscomb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Higgins encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lipscomb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,569 feet.

The City of Higgins (GNIS ID: 2410758) 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 Higgins is located within Higgins Division of Lipscomb County.


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


Total Population 430 (100%)
Population in Households 429 (99.8%)
Population in Families 351 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 388
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $58,497
Average Household Income $80,040
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $34,367
Wealth Index5 85


Total HU (Housing Units) 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $98,370
Average Home Value $148,966
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.78% 0.51%
Households 0.6% 0.39%
Families 2.05% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.68%


Higgins, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Higgins 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 # 1308 25th
Population Density # 1305 25th
Median Household Income # 578 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 1655 95th
Per Capita Income # 325 81st
Diversity Index # 1246 29th

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