Carson 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 Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:5,878More data
Estimate 2022:5,816 
Estimate 2021:5,714 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.5,807More 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 - 2023 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:549More data
Panhandle town:2,358More data
Skellytown town:398More data
White Deer town:995More 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
2020:6.31More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:10.9%More data
Race - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:93.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:83.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:1.3%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:23.0%More data
65 and Older:20.8%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:41.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$47,777More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$276,341,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$71,902More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:12.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment (open in new window)»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:92.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:25.2% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$96,054More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$92,033 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$88,436 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$87,661 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$85,618 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.540095More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$1,894,597,018More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$839,614,079More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,534,714More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2023:N/AMore data
CY 2022:N/A 
CY 2021:N/A 
CY 2020:N/A 
CY 2019:N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2022
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 - 2022
IH Highways:125.184More data
US Highways:137.588More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:117.150More 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:779.510More 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:2,120.980More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2022»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
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.