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Riesel, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Riesel had a population of 1,054 as of July 1, 2017. Riesel 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 Riesel is located at latitude 31.4797 and longitude -96.9316 in McLennan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riesel (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McLennan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Riesel (GNIS ID: 2410946) 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 Riesel is located within Mart Division of McLennan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riesel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riesel: Prospect.

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Riesel, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,054
Daytime Population: Workers 416
Daytime Population: Residents 575
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 991
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,049
Population in Familes 893
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 260
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $43,252
Average Household Income $57,020
Per Capita Income $21,677


Total Housing Units 463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $85,451
Average Home Value $137,623


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 283
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 0.63% 0.73%
Households 0.63% 0.68%
Families 0.81% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Riesel, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riesel 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 # 978 44th
Population Density # 1431 18th
Diversity Index # 1045 40th
Median Household Income # 1022 42nd
Per Capita Income # 1063 39th

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