El Cenizo, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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El Cenizo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of El Cenizo had a population of 3,748 as of July 1, 2018. El Cenizo 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 is located at latitude 27.3317 and longitude -99.5013 in Webb County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Cenizo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Webb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 390 feet.

The City of El Cenizo (GNIS ID: 2410408) 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 El Cenizo is located within Laredo South-El Cenizo Division of Webb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Cenizo 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, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,748
Population in Households 3,748
Population in Familes 3,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 7,273
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $24,016
Average Household Income $36,018
Per Capita Income $8,089


Total Housing Units 968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 687 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $47,514
Average Home Value $60,574


Total Households 839
Average Household Size 4.47
Family Households 745
Average Family Size 5
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.66% 1.75%
Households 1.65% 1.79%
Families 1.59% 1.76%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

El Cenizo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Cenizo 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 # 491 72nd
Population Density # 30 98th
Diversity Index # 1667 5th
Median Household Income # 1706 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1728 1st

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