Cactus, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Cactus had a population of 3,190 as of July 1, 2017. Cactus 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 Cactus is located at latitude 36.0444 and longitude -102.008 in Moore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cactus (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Moore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,619 feet.

The City of Cactus (GNIS ID: 2409953) 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 Cactus is located within Dumas Division of Moore County.

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


Total Population 3,190
Daytime Population: Workers 5,321
Daytime Population: Residents 1,572
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,893
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.16
Population in Households 3,190
Population in Familes 2,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,497
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $40,868
Average Household Income $47,491
Per Capita Income $12,042


Total Housing Units 907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 419 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $46,393
Average Home Value $56,166


Total Households 793
Average Household Size 4.02
Family Households 643
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 0.05% 0.03%
Households -0.14% -0.1%
Families -0.15% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Cactus, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cactus 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 # 539 69th
Population Density # 443 75th
Diversity Index # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 1156 34th
Per Capita Income # 1614 8th

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