El Campo, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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El Campo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of El Campo had a population of 11,899 as of July 1, 2017. El Campo 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 El Campo is located at latitude 29.198 and longitude -96.2732 in Wharton County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Campo (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wharton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of El Campo (GNIS ID: 2410407) 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 Campo is located within El Campo Division of Wharton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with El Campo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for El Campo: Elcampo.

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


Total Population 11,899
Daytime Population: Workers 6,297
Daytime Population: Residents 6,697
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,994
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 11,777
Population in Familes 9,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 1,436
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $47,991
Average Household Income $63,577
Per Capita Income $22,777


Total Housing Units 4,623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,593 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,607 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 423 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $119,853
Average Home Value $144,481


Total Households 4,200
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 2,963
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 0.35% 0.39%
Households 0.2% 0.35%
Families 0.16% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

El Campo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Campo 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 # 230 87th
Population Density # 474 73rd
Diversity Index # 293 83rd
Median Household Income # 809 54th
Per Capita Income # 949 46th

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