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Palacios, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Palacios had a population of 4,774 as of July 1, 2017. Palacios ranks in the upper 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 Palacios is located at latitude 28.7313 and longitude -96.2552 in Matagorda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palacios (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Matagorda County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Palacios (GNIS ID: 2411354) 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 Palacios is located within Palacios Division of Matagorda County.

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


Total Population 4,774
Daytime Population: Workers 1,112
Daytime Population: Residents 2,880
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,992
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 4,744
Population in Familes 4,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 967
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $41,179
Average Household Income $53,614
Per Capita Income $18,618


Total Housing Units 2,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,053 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 576 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 384 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $100,219
Average Home Value $128,066


Total Households 1,629
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 1,145
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 0.16% 0.31%
Households 0.15% 0.27%
Families 0.01% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Palacios, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palacios 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 # 419 76th
Population Density # 744 58th
Diversity Index # 148 92nd
Median Household Income # 1129 36th
Per Capita Income # 1332 24th

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