Carson County Profile

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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 2022:5,784More data
Estimate 2021:5,708 
Census 2020:5,799More data
Census 2010:6,182More data
Census 2000:6,516More data
Population of the County Seat (Panhandle)
Census 2020:2,378 
Census 2010:2,452 
Census 2000:2,589 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN CARSON COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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.
Groom town:548More data
Panhandle town:2,361More data
Skellytown town:397More data
White Deer town:907More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:920.2More data
Water Area:3.9More data
Total Area:924.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:6.30More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:4.80More data
Percent Rural:95.20More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:10.9%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:93.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:83.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:1.4%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.5%More data
65 and Older:21.2%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:41.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$56,357More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$323,825,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$66,548More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:9.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:13.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:92.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:26.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$88,436More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$87,661 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$85,618 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$82,411 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$78,765 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.578509More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,868,812,921More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$767,917,136More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,442,470More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:31.296More data
US Highways:34.397More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:51.737More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:149.863More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:49.788More data
On-System Subtotal:317.081More data
City Streets:62.573More data
Certified County Roads:608.162More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:670.735More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:987.816More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:125.184More data
US Highways:137.588More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:117.363More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:300.367More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:99.221More data
On-System Subtotal:779.723More data
City Streets:125.146More data
Certified County Roads:1,216.324More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,341.470More data
County Total:2,121.193More 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):     «Carson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Carson County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Carson County»

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

Airports in Carson County.
Hospitals in Carson County.
Prisons in Carson County.