El Cenizo Colonia, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Cenizo Colonia, Texas - Basic Facts

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The El Cenizo Census Designated Place had a population of 268 as of July 1, 2018. El Cenizo Colonia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 El Cenizo Colonia is located at latitude 26.4106 and longitude -98.9158 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the El Cenizo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Starr County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 233 feet.

The El Cenizo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584628) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The El Cenizo Census Designated Place is located within Rio Grande City Division of Starr County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Cenizo Colonia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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El Cenizo Colonia, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 268
Population in Households 268
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 9,054
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $35,706
Average Household Income $37,541
Per Capita Income $9,336


Total Housing Units 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $90,625


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 4.7
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.9% 0.81%
Households 0.89% 1.03%
Families 0.24% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

El Cenizo Colonia, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Cenizo Colonia to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1468 16th
Population Density # 15 99th
Diversity Index # 1740 1st
Median Household Income # 1404 20th
Per Capita Income # 1714 2nd

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