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Shepherd, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Shepherd had a population of 2,385 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shepherd is located at latitude 30.4855 and longitude -95.0118 in San Jacinto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shepherd (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Jacinto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 144 feet.

The City of Shepherd (GNIS ID: 2411884) 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 Shepherd is located within Shepherd-Evergreen Division of San Jacinto County.

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


Total Population 2,385
Daytime Population: Workers 1,070
Daytime Population: Residents 1,651
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,721
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 2,378
Population in Familes 1,993
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 391
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $37,532
Average Household Income $54,669
Per Capita Income $18,966


Total Housing Units 898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 506 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $57,986
Average Home Value $85,615


Total Households 799
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 562
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 0.39% 0.52%
Households 0.12% 0.37%
Families -0.17% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Shepherd, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shepherd 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 # 655 63rd
Population Density # 1288 26th
Diversity Index # 800 54th
Median Household Income # 1317 25th
Per Capita Income # 1305 25th

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