Calhoun County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:21,290More data
Estimate 2018:21,504 
Estimate 2017:21,712 
Estimate 2016:21,948 
Estimate 2015:21,887 
Estimate 2014:21,812 
Estimate 2013:21,729 
Estimate 2012:21,575 
Estimate 2011:21,359 
Census 2010:21,381More data
Census 2000:20,647More data
Population of the County Seat (Port Lavaca)
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:677More data
Port Lavaca city:11,854More data
Seadrift city:1,493More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:506.8More data
Water Area:525.8More data
Total Area:1,032.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:42.18More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:55.27More data
Percent Rural:44.73More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:49.1%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:3.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:5.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:41.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:2.5%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.2%More data
65 and Older:18.0%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:38.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$38,668More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$833,716,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$52,085More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:15.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$66,625More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$64,170 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$62,355 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$61,273 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$60,139 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.490000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,338,353,678More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,346,100,995More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,395,895More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$3,846,148More data
CY 2018:$5,087,744 
CY 2017:$3,409,343 
CY 2016:$3,316,628 
CY 2015:$3,177,156 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:10.199More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:98.192More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:65.217More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.930More data
On-System Subtotal:174.538More data
City Streets:93.144More data
Certified County Roads:221.412More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.067More data
Off-System Subtotal:317.623More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:492.161More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:39.764More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:225.372More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:139.440More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:1.860More data
On-System Subtotal:406.436More data
City Streets:186.288More data
Certified County Roads:442.824More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.067More data
Off-System Subtotal:632.179More data
County Total:1,038.615More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Calhoun County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.