Deaf Smith County Profile

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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 2023:18,347More data
Estimate 2022:18,399 
Estimate 2021:18,379 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.18,583More data
Census 2010:19,372More data
Census 2000:18,561More data
Population of the County Seat (Hereford)
Census 2020:14,972 
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:14,752More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,496.8More data
Water Area:1.5More data
Total Area:1,498.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:12.41More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:83.52More data
Percent Rural:16.48More data
Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:76.9%More data
Race - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:93.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:20.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:1.0%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:31.0%More data
65 and Older:12.8%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:31.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$65,927More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$1,211,547,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$55,565More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.0%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:72.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:11.8% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$53,542More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$53,500 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$49,049 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$46,537 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$43,165 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.574533More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$3,353,520,497More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,073,823,279More data
Total Actual Levy:$11,914,799More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$1,470,227More data
CY 2022:$1,414,179 
CY 2021:$1,176,491 
CY 2020:$1,094,813 
CY 2019:$981,424 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:2.141More data
US Highways:53.651More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:41.062More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:172.767More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:2.594More data
On-System Subtotal:272.215More data
City Streets:78.863More data
Certified County Roads:950.275More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,029.138More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,301.353More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:8.564More data
US Highways:157.554More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:82.988More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:349.006More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:5.188More data
On-System Subtotal:603.300More data
City Streets:157.726More data
Certified County Roads:1,900.550More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,058.276More data
County Total:2,661.576More 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):     «Deaf Smith County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.