Refugio, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Refugio, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Refugio had a population of 2,868 as of July 1, 2019. Refugio 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 Refugio is located at latitude 28.3053 and longitude -97.2753 in Refugio County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Refugio encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Refugio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Town of Refugio (GNIS ID: 2412541) 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 Town of Refugio is located within Refugio Division of Refugio County.


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Refugio, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Refugio, TX Housing Affordability Index is 292
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Refugio, TX Wealth Index is 54
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,868
Population in Households 2,746
Population in Familes 2,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density 1,823
Diversity Index1 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,582
Average Household Income $58,658
Per Capita Income $21,913
Wealth Index3 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 607 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 470 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 251 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $78,875
Housing Affordability Index2 292
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,077
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 731
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.08% -0.1%
Households -0.25% -0.19%
Families -0.23% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Refugio, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Refugio to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 601 66th
Population Density # 344 80th
Diversity Index # 238 86th
Median Household Income # 956 45th
Per Capita Income # 1077 38th

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