Ellis 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 Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:222,829More data
Estimate 2022:212,323 
Estimate 2021:203,187 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.192,455More data
Census 2010:149,610More data
Census 2000:111,360More data
Population of the County Seat (Waxahachie)
Census 2020:41,140 
Census 2010:29,621 
Census 2000:21,426 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN ELLIS COUNTY - 2023 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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.
Alma town:406More data
Bardwell city:664More data
Cedar Hill city (pt.):645More data
Ennis city:23,686More data
Ferris city (pt.):3,368More data
Garrett town:865More data
Glenn Heights city (pt.):5,650More data
Grand Prairie city (pt.):22More data
Italy town:2,079More data
Mansfield city (pt.):533More data
Maypearl city:965More data
Midlothian city:41,352More data
Milford town:778More data
Oak Leaf city:1,679More data
Ovilla city (pt.):4,401More data
Palmer town:2,555More data
Pecan Hill city:742More data
Red Oak city:18,624More data
Venus town (pt.):743More data
Waxahachie city:47,201More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:935.8More data
Water Area:16.2More data
Total Area:952.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:205.67More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:69.31More data
Percent Rural:30.69More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:28.3%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:79.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:15.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%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:53.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:15.1%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:26.1%More data
65 and Older:13.1%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:36.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$55,479More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$11,771,560,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$89,314More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:9.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:12.1%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:88.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:27.9% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$53,142More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$50,856 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$48,640 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$45,867 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$44,378 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.0 
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»$0.295867More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$34,822,532,141More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$27,087,641,885More data
Total Actual Levy:$80,114,414More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2023:N/AMore data
CY 2022:N/A 
CY 2021:N/A 
CY 2020:N/A 
CY 2019:N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:56.544More data
US Highways:78.784More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:65.722More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:303.562More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:128.786More data
On-System Subtotal:633.398More data
City Streets:823.044More data
Certified County Roads:910.788More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:1.223More data
Federal Roads:11.962More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,747.017More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,380.415More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:315.590More data
US Highways:272.292More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:153.526More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:629.344More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:255.888More data
On-System Subtotal:1,626.640More data
City Streets:1,665.410More data
Certified County Roads:1,821.576More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:4.055More data
Federal Roads:23.924More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,514.965More data
County Total:5,141.605More 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):     «Ellis County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Ellis County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Ellis County»

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

Airports in Ellis County.
Hospitals in Ellis County.
Prisons in Ellis County.

On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.