Carson 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 2019:5,926More data
Estimate 2018:6,007 
Estimate 2017:6,005 
Estimate 2016:6,096 
Estimate 2015:6,013 
Estimate 2014:6,036 
Estimate 2013:5,988 
Estimate 2012:6,089 
Estimate 2011:6,238 
Census 2010:6,182More data
Census 2000:6,516More data
Population of the County Seat (Panhandle)
Census 2010:2,452 
Census 2000:2,589 
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:562More data
Panhandle town:2,335More data
Skellytown town:454More data
White Deer town:976More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:920.2More data
Water Area:3.9More data
Total Area:924.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:6.72More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:4.80More data
Percent Rural:95.20More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:10.5%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:85.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.1%More data
65 and Older:19.5%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:41.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$46,373More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$278,471,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$64,799More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:12.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:93.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:30.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$82,411More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$78,765 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$78,572 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$76,055 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$77,783 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.628221More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,026,986,480More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$692,146,400More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,345,604More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:31.306More data
US Highways:34.429More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:51.784More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:149.871More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:49.210More data
On-System Subtotal:316.600More data
City Streets:61.652More data
Certified County Roads:606.696More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:668.348More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:984.948More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:125.224More data
US Highways:137.716More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:117.696More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:300.502More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:98.420More data
On-System Subtotal:779.558More data
City Streets:123.304More data
Certified County Roads:1,213.392More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,336.696More data
County Total:2,116.254More 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):     «Carson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.