Las Palmas, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Las Palmas, Texas - Basic Facts

The Las Palmas Census Designated Place had a population of 71 as of July 1, 2020. Las Palmas ranks in 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 Las Palmas is located at latitude 26.9525 and longitude -99.275 in Zapata County. The formal boundaries for the Las Palmas Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Zapata County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 505 feet.

The Las Palmas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584670) 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 Las Palmas Census Designated Place is located within Zapata Division of Zapata County.


Las Palmas, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 71 (100%)
Population in Households 71 (100.0%)
Population in Families 65 (91.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,046
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $32,774
Average Household Income $43,111
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $12,978
Wealth Index5 31


Total HU (Housing Units) 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (32.5%)
Median Home Value $72,222
Average Home Value $85,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 27
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.57% 0.56%
Households 0.37% 0.73%
Families -0.88% 0.93%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Las Palmas, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Las Palmas 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 # 1670 4th
Population Density # 690 61st
Median Household Income # 1541 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 148 8th
Per Capita Income # 1579 10th
Diversity Index # 1603 8th

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