Santa Rosa Colonia, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Santa Rosa Colonia, Texas - Basic Facts

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The Santa Rosa Census Designated Place had a population of 266 as of July 1, 2017. Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa Colonia is located at latitude 26.3487 and longitude -98.7699 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the Santa Rosa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Starr County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Santa Rosa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584737) 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 Santa Rosa Census Designated Place is located within Rio Grande City Division of Starr County.

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


Total Population 266
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 205
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 207
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 266
Population in Familes 251
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,468
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $26,160
Average Household Income $42,973
Per Capita Income $12,292


Total Housing Units 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $50,862
Average Home Value $63,924


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 77
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 1.37% 1.25%
Households 1.43% 1.27%
Families 3.74% 1.27%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Santa Rosa Colonia, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Rosa Colonia 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 # 1468 16th
Population Density # 128 93rd
Diversity Index # 1691 3rd
Median Household Income # 1660 5th
Per Capita Income # 1597 9th

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