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The City of Petronila had a population of 120 as of July 1, 2017. Petronila 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 Petronila is located at latitude 27.6712 and longitude -97.6322 in Nueces County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petronila (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nueces County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Petronila (GNIS ID: 2411410) 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 Petronila is located within Driscoll Division of Nueces County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Petronila 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 Petronila: Petronilla.

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


Total Population 120
Daytime Population: Workers 231
Daytime Population: Residents 68
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 299
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.49
Population in Households 120
Population in Familes 106
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 66
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $50,761
Average Household Income $63,489
Per Capita Income $20,704


Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $81,818
Average Home Value $117,188


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 32
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 0.83% 0.98%
Households 0.71% 1.46%
Families 0.89% 0.62%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

Petronila, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petronila 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 # 1611 8th
Population Density # 1686 4th
Diversity Index # 814 53rd
Median Household Income # 697 60th
Per Capita Income # 1158 34th

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