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Lyford, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Lyford had a population of 2,579 as of July 1, 2017. Lyford ranks in the upper 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 Lyford is located at latitude 26.4146 and longitude -97.7893 in Willacy County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lyford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Willacy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Lyford (GNIS ID: 2410898) 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 Lyford is located within Lyford Division of Willacy County.

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


Total Population 2,579
Daytime Population: Workers 273
Daytime Population: Residents 1,681
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,954
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 2,579
Population in Familes 2,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,490
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $28,899
Average Household Income $41,976
Per Capita Income $12,084


Total Housing Units 842 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 607 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $45,985
Average Home Value $63,509


Total Households 734
Average Household Size 3.51
Family Households 611
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.17% -0.09%
Households -0.2% -0.08%
Families -0.27% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Lyford, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyford 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 # 626 64th
Population Density # 446 75th
Diversity Index # 1117 36th
Median Household Income # 1607 8th
Per Capita Income # 1607 8th

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