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»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:202,678More data
Census 2020:192,455More 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 - 2021 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:392More data
Bardwell city:637More data
Cedar Hill city (pt.):634More data
Ennis city:21,210More data
Ferris city (pt.):2,854More data
Garrett town:854More data
Glenn Heights city (pt.):5,063More data
Grand Prairie city (pt.):22More data
Italy town:1,981More data
Mansfield city (pt.):499More data
Maypearl city:944More data
Midlothian city:37,053More data
Milford town:730More data
Oak Leaf city:1,616More data
Ovilla city (pt.):4,058More data
Palmer town:2,461More data
Pecan Hill city:740More data
Red Oak city:15,364More data
Venus town (pt.):599More data
Waxahachie city:43,368More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
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, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:68.02More data
Percent Rural:31.98More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:28.1%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:81.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:14.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:55.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:13.7%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.5%More data
65 and Older:13.0%More data
85 and Older:1.1%More data
Median Age:36.3More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$49,333More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$9,460,122,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$79,849More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:7.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:11.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:86.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:25.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$50,856More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$48,640 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$45,867 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$44,378 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$43,122 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.339338More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$25,807,833,491More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$21,473,572,071More data
Total Actual Levy:$72,867,990More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN ELLIS COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:56.499More data
US Highways:77.867More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:66.883More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:303.543More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:118.811More data
On-System Subtotal:623.603More data
City Streets:649.504More data
Certified County Roads:926.926More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:11.962More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,588.392More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,211.995More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:272.780More data
US Highways:262.186More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:158.290More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:617.136More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:236.980More data
On-System Subtotal:1,547.372More data
City Streets:1,318.254More data
Certified County Roads:1,853.852More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:23.924More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,196.030More data
County Total:4,743.402More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
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.