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Southside Place, Texas
Census Data for Southside Place (aka 'South Side Place') ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Southside Place a population of 1,881 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Southside Place a population of 1,715 people.
The city of Southside Place is located in Harris County. The 2010 Census gave Harris County a population of 4,092,459 people. This means that Southside Place had 0.04% of the county's total population, making it Harris' 25th most populous community.
At the same time, Texas had a population of 25,145,561 people.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Southside Place, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.
Things like the population, area and housing for Southside Place reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Southside Place might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Southside Place has a total area of 0.25 square miles [0.6 km²].
Harris County has a land area of 1,703 square miles [4,412 km²]. At 0.25 square miles [0.6 km²], Southside Place has 0.01% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 29° 42' 31" (or 29.71°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (1,715 people) and land area (0.25 square miles [0.6 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Southside Place had a population density of 6,943 people per square mile [2,680 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Southside Place had a population of 1,546 people and a land area of 0.25 square miles [0.6 km²]. This gives a population density of 6,270 people per square mile [2,421 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Southside Place. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Southside Place had 663 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 1,715 people, this averages 2.59 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Southside Place had a land area of 0.25 square miles [0.6 km²]. This translates to 2,684 Housing Units per square mile [1,036 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Southside Place had 647 Housing Units, a population of 1,546 people and a land area of 0.25 square miles [0.6 km²]. This gives a density of 2.39 people per Housing Unit and 2,624 Housing Units per square mile [1,013 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Southside Place and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Harris County ...
The county had a population of 4,092,459 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 1,715 people, Southside Place represented 0.04% of the county's total.
In addition, where the city of Southside Place has a population density of 6,943 people per square mile [2,680 people/km²], Harris County averages 2,402 people per square mile [927 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Harris County.
Population Rings for Southside Place ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Southside Place and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Southside Place. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<5>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Southside Place, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Southside Place. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Southside Place was 0.25 square miles [0.6 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.25 square miles [0.6 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Southside Place, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Southside Place.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 29.708686° (or 29°42'31" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 29.709629° (or 29°42'34" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 344 feet to the south<6> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2411947) to Southside Place. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Southside Place. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 29.706063° (or 29°42'21" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,054 feet to the northeast<7> of the point given by the GNIS for Southside Place. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Southside Place.
Miscellaneous Information for Southside Place ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Harris County or the city of Southside Place:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Southside Place:
GNIS ID for Southside Place: 2411947
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 48 (Texas)
County Code: 201 (Harris County)
Place Code: 69272 (Southside Place)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Southside Place is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Southside Place.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
The official website for Southside Place: www.ci.southside-place.tx.us/
The official website for Harris County: www.co.harris.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 22 Sep 2019