Potosi, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Potosi Census Designated Place had a population of 3,303 as of July 1, 2017. Potosi ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Potosi is located at latitude 32.3357 and longitude -99.6844 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the Potosi Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,821 feet.

The Potosi Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409098) 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 Potosi Census Designated Place is located within Abilene Division of Taylor County.

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


Total Population 3,303
Daytime Population: Workers 300
Daytime Population: Residents 1,739
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,039
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 3,302
Population in Familes 3,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 180
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $82,969
Average Household Income $118,741
Per Capita Income $41,493


Total Housing Units 1,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,011 (85.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $223,884
Average Home Value $270,223


Total Households 1,131
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 951
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 1.38% 1.42%
Households 1.26% 1.36%
Families 0.81% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Potosi, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potosi 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 # 529 70th
Population Density # 1533 12th
Diversity Index # 1271 27th
Median Household Income # 147 92nd
Per Capita Income # 140 92nd

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