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Mineral Wells, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mineral Wells had a population of 15,346 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mineral Wells is located at latitude 32.8235 and longitude -98.0788 in Palo Pinto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mineral Wells (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles. Palo Pinto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Mineral Wells are located in Palo Pinto County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Parker County.

The City of Mineral Wells (GNIS ID: 2411119) 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 Mineral Wells is located within Mineral Wells Division of Palo Pinto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mineral Wells 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 Mineral Wells: Mineralwells.

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


Total Population 15,346
Daytime Population: Workers 7,639
Daytime Population: Residents 8,998
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,637
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 15,292
Population in Familes 12,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 752
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $38,456
Average Household Income $53,194
Per Capita Income $19,777


Total Housing Units 6,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,186 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,440 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,011 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $82,215
Average Home Value $101,985


Total Households 5,626
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 3,777
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 -1.23% 0.48%
Households 0.36% 0.41%
Families 0.25% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Mineral Wells, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mineral Wells 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 # 191 89th
Population Density # 915 48th
Diversity Index # 460 74th
Median Household Income # 1276 27th
Per Capita Income # 1235 29th

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