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Overton, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Overton had a population of 2,510 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Overton is located at latitude 32.2756 and longitude -94.9725 in Rusk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Overton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Rusk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Overton are located in Rusk County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Smith County.

The City of Overton (GNIS ID: 2411343) 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 Overton is located within Overton Division of Rusk County.

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


Total Population 2,510
Daytime Population: Workers 682
Daytime Population: Residents 1,519
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,201
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 2,396
Population in Familes 2,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 375
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $48,145
Average Household Income $58,233
Per Capita Income $22,838


Total Housing Units 1,090 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 322 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $77,353
Average Home Value $113,007


Total Households 912
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 628
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 -0.24% -0.25%
Households -0.34% -0.29%
Families -0.24% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Overton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Overton 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 # 634 64th
Population Density # 1298 26th
Diversity Index # 1154 34th
Median Household Income # 805 54th
Per Capita Income # 943 46th

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