Falcon Mesa, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Falcon Mesa, Texas - Basic Facts

The Falcon Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 489 as of July 1, 2020. Falcon Mesa ranks in the lower 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 Falcon Mesa is located at latitude 26.8728 and longitude -99.2895 in Zapata County. The formal boundaries for the Falcon Mesa Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 1.94 sq. miles. Zapata County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The Falcon Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408109) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Falcon Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Zapata Division of Zapata County.


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Falcon Mesa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 489 (100%)
Population in Households 489 (100.0%)
Population in Families 423 (86.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 322
Diversity Index2 50
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,146
Average Household Income $48,412
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $16,198
Wealth Index5 39
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 (52.2%)
Median Home Value $76,894
Average Home Value $101,290
Housing Affordability Index3 296
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.86% 0.41%
Households 1.26% 0.11%
Families 1.7% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   0.65%
Owner Occupied HU   0.13%

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Falcon Mesa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Falcon Mesa to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1270 27th
Population Density # 1372 21st
Median Household Income # 1455 17th
Housing Affordability Index # 1394 80th
Per Capita Income # 1458 17th
Diversity Index # 921 47th

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