Colorado County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:21,117More data
Estimate 2022:20,832 
Estimate 2021:20,642 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.20,557More 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:3,786More data
Eagle Lake city:3,508More data
Weimar city:2,152More 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
2020:21.41More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:32.4%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:83.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:12.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%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 - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:54.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:10.9%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:23.5%More data
65 and Older:22.7%More data
85 and Older:2.7%More data
Median Age:42.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$61,594More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$1,278,312,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$59,711More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:21.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment 🗗»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:22.2% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$52,502More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$50,841 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$52,796 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$46,248 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$44,297 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.496951More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$6,913,509,436More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,010,015,397More data
Total Actual Levy:$14,958,302More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$2,648,705More data
CY 2022:$1,988,474 
CY 2021:$1,709,239 
CY 2020:$2,139,268 
CY 2019:$1,792,986 
Centerline Miles - 2022
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:81.300More data
Certified County Roads:738.233More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:3.299More data
Off-System Subtotal:822.832More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,156.889More data
Lane Miles - 2022
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:162.600More data
Certified County Roads:1,476.466More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:6.598More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,645.664More data
County Total:2,410.970More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017 🗗»     «2017 County Profile 🗗»
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.