El Rancho Vela CDP, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Rancho Vela CDP, Texas - Basic Facts

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The El Rancho Vela Census Designated Place had a population of 325 as of July 1, 2017. El Rancho Vela CDP 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 Rancho Vela CDP is located at latitude 26.4038 and longitude -98.769 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the El Rancho Vela Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The El Rancho Vela Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584633) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Rancho Vela Census Designated Place is located within Rio Grande City Division of Starr County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Rancho Vela CDP 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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El Rancho Vela CDP, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 325
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 210
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 212
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 325
Population in Familes 313
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,516
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $38,133
Average Household Income $53,770
Per Capita Income $14,284


Total Housing Units 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $98,148
Average Home Value $116,667


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 3.61
Family Households 83
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 2.38% 1.84%
Households 2.36% 1.92%
Families 2.18% 1.86%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

El Rancho Vela CDP, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Rancho Vela CDP 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 # 1409 19th
Population Density # 224 87th
Diversity Index # 1682 4th
Median Household Income # 1292 26th
Per Capita Income # 1512 14th

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