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The City of Barstow had a population of 381 as of July 1, 2017. Barstow ranks in the upper 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 Barstow is located at latitude 31.4615 and longitude -103.3955 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barstow (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,566 feet.

The City of Barstow (GNIS ID: 2409791) 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 Barstow is located within Barstow-Pyote Division of Ward County.

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


Total Population 381
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 296
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 371
Population in Familes 310
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 580
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $34,748
Average Household Income $49,195
Per Capita Income $20,139


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $61,905


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 104
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 1.22% 0.83%
Households 1.21% 0.76%
Families 1.86% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Barstow, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barstow 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 # 1350 23rd
Population Density # 1094 38th
Diversity Index # 180 90th
Median Household Income # 1426 19th
Per Capita Income # 1204 31st

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