Delta County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

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 2019:5,331More data
Estimate 2018:5,332 
Estimate 2017:5,276 
Estimate 2016:5,147 
Estimate 2015:5,159 
Estimate 2014:5,142 
Estimate 2013:5,120 
Estimate 2012:5,242 
Estimate 2011:5,147 
Census 2010:5,231More data
Census 2000:5,327More data
Population of the County Seat (Cooper)
Census 2010:1,969 
Census 2000:2,150 
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.
Cooper city:1,993More data
Pecan Gap city (pt.):190More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:256.8More data
Water Area:21.1More data
Total Area:277.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:20.37More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:8.5%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:87.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:3.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:80.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:6.3%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.2%More data
65 and Older:20.8%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:42.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$34,803More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$186,160,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$44,410More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:26.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:21.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$25,868More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$22,770 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$21,122 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$20,645 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$19,881 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.706961More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$581,694,622More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$292,878,758More data
Total Actual Levy:$2,070,539More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$115,244More data
CY 2018:$104,217 
CY 2017:$82,073 
CY 2016:$78,453 
CY 2015:$68,073 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:33.657More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:132.427More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:166.084More data
City Streets:29.287More data
Certified County Roads:238.175More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:9.242More data
Off-System Subtotal:276.704More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:442.788More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:88.114More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:264.854More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:352.968More data
City Streets:58.574More data
Certified County Roads:476.350More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:18.484More data
Off-System Subtotal:553.408More data
County Total:906.376More 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):     «Delta County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Delta County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Delta County»

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

Airports in Delta County.
Hospitals in Delta County.
Prisons in Delta County.