Calhoun County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:19,706More data
Estimate 2021:19,798 
Census 2020:20,105More data
Census 2010:21,381More data
Census 2000:20,647More data
Population of the County Seat (Port Lavaca)
Census 2020:11,557 
Census 2010:12,248 
Census 2000:12,035 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Point Comfort city:570More data
Port Lavaca city:11,262More data
Seadrift city:997More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:506.9More data
Water Area:525.7More data
Total Area:1,032.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:39.66More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:55.27More data
Percent Rural:44.73More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:50.5%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:5.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:40.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:2.4%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.8%More data
65 and Older:19.0%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:39.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$60,589More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$1,195,244,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$70,662More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:83.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$75,229More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$74,656 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$69,405 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$66,625 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$64,170 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.610100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,264,547,380More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,794,239,830More data
Total Actual Levy:$23,148,657More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$3,380,955More data
CY 2021:$3,597,764 
CY 2020:$4,181,029 
CY 2019:$3,846,148 
CY 2018:$5,087,744 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:10.213More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:98.192More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:65.231More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.930More data
On-System Subtotal:174.566More data
City Streets:92.547More data
Certified County Roads:220.511More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.067More data
Off-System Subtotal:316.125More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:490.691More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:39.818More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:225.084More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:138.099More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:1.860More data
On-System Subtotal:404.861More data
City Streets:185.094More data
Certified County Roads:441.022More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:6.134More data
Off-System Subtotal:632.250More data
County Total:1,037.111More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Calhoun County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Calhoun County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Calhoun County»

Special Districts in Calhoun County.
School Districts in Calhoun County.
History of City Tax Rates in Calhoun County.

Airports in Calhoun County.
Hospitals in Calhoun County.
Prisons in Calhoun County.