Deaf Smith County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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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 2019:18,546More data
Estimate 2018:18,711 
Estimate 2017:18,753 
Estimate 2016:18,846 
Estimate 2015:18,825 
Estimate 2014:19,123 
Estimate 2013:19,180 
Estimate 2012:19,373 
Estimate 2011:19,522 
Census 2010:19,372More data
Census 2000:18,561More data
Population of the County Seat (Hereford)
Census 2010:15,370 
Census 2000:14,597 
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.
Hereford city:14,810More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,496.9More data
Water Area:1.5More data
Total Area:1,498.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:12.94More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:82.29More data
Percent Rural:17.71More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:73.5%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:24.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:1.0%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:31.0%More data
65 and Older:12.7%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:31.4More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$40,470More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$759,213,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$44,230More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:73.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:12.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$41,992More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$40,779 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$39,262 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$40,657 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,669 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.530000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,442,996,365More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,413,921,342More data
Total Actual Levy:$7,493,783More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$981,424More data
CY 2018:$1,032,170 
CY 2017:$890,372 
CY 2016:$877,313 
CY 2015:$880,534 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:2.142More data
US Highways:53.642More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:41.062More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:172.838More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:2.315More data
On-System Subtotal:271.999More data
City Streets:78.852More data
Certified County Roads:948.038More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,026.890More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,298.889More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:8.568More data
US Highways:157.534More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:82.988More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:349.148More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:4.630More data
On-System Subtotal:602.868More data
City Streets:157.704More data
Certified County Roads:1,896.076More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,053.780More data
County Total:2,656.648More 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):     «Deaf Smith County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Deaf Smith County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Deaf Smith County»

Special Districts in Deaf Smith County.
School Districts in Deaf Smith County.
History of City Tax Rates in Deaf Smith County.

Airports in Deaf Smith County.
Hospitals in Deaf Smith County.
Prisons in Deaf Smith County.