El Cenizo, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Cenizo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of El Cenizo had a population of 3,736 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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El Cenizo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,736
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 2,685
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,732
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 3,736
Population in Familes 3,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 7,250
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $23,303
Average Household Income $34,135
Per Capita Income $7,655


Total Housing Units 963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 645 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 190 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $44,368
Average Home Value $57,779


Total Households 835
Average Household Size 4.47
Family Households 742
Average Family Size 5
  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 1.84% 1.95%
Households 1.81% 1.96%
Families 1.76% 1.92%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 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 # 492 72nd
Population Density # 30 98th
Diversity Index # 1675 4th
Median Household Income # 1703 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1731 1st

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