Colorado 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 2022:20,754More data
Estimate 2021:20,592 
Census 2020:20,555More data
Census 2010:20,874More data
Census 2000:20,390More data
Population of the County Seat (Columbus)
Census 2020:3,699 
Census 2010:3,655 
Census 2000:3,916 
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.
Columbus city:3,714More data
Eagle Lake city:3,453More data
Weimar city:2,092More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:960.3More data
Water Area:13.4More data
Total Area:973.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:21.40More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:37.39More data
Percent Rural:62.61More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:32.2%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:83.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:12.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%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:54.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:11.1%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.8%More data
65 and Older:22.4%More data
85 and Older:2.4%More data
Median Age:42.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$59,219More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$1,221,682,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$62,004More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:21.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:20.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$52,796More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$46,248 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$44,297 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$42,474 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$46,164 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.499599More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,635,861,668More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,863,721,830More data
Total Actual Levy:$14,307,126More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$1,988,474More data
CY 2021:$1,709,239 
CY 2020:$2,139,268 
CY 2019:$1,792,986 
CY 2018:$1,465,269 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:32.049More data
US Highways:48.056More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:40.445More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:165.547More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:47.960More data
On-System Subtotal:334.057More data
City Streets:81.431More data
Certified County Roads:738.101More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.299More data
Off-System Subtotal:822.831More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,156.888More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:128.196More data
US Highways:100.990More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:108.034More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:332.166More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:95.920More data
On-System Subtotal:765.306More data
City Streets:162.862More data
Certified County Roads:1,476.202More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:6.598More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,645.662More data
County Total:2,410.968More 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):     «Colorado County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Colorado County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Colorado County»

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

Airports in Colorado County.
Hospitals in Colorado County.
Prisons in Colorado County.