Ellis 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 2019:184,826More data
Estimate 2018:179,006 
Estimate 2017:173,405 
Estimate 2016:168,332 
Estimate 2015:163,292 
Estimate 2014:159,204 
Estimate 2013:155,928 
Estimate 2012:153,739 
Estimate 2011:152,373 
Census 2010:149,610More data
Census 2000:111,360More data
Population of the County Seat (Waxahachie)
Census 2010:29,621 
Census 2000:21,426 
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:388More data
Bardwell city:687More data
Cedar Hill city (pt.):559More data
Ennis city:19,923More data
Ferris city (pt.):2,820More data
Garrett town:861More data
Glenn Heights city (pt.):3,049More data
Grand Prairie city (pt.):28More data
Italy town:1,937More data
Mansfield city (pt.):119More data
Maypearl city:1,033More data
Midlothian city:27,049More data
Milford town:747More data
Oak Leaf city:1,493More data
Ovilla city (pt.):3,773More data
Palmer town:2,070More data
Pecan Hill city:686More data
Red Oak city:13,105More data
Venus town (pt.):86More data
Waxahachie city:36,807More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:935.5More data
Water Area:16.3More data
Total Area:951.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:159.93More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:68.02More data
Percent Rural:31.98More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:26.6%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:84.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:11.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:59.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:10.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.7%More data
65 and Older:12.8%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:36.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$44,313More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$7,951,417,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$76,792More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:14.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:23.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$44,378More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$43,122 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$41,679 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$40,844 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$40,182 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.370533More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$17,884,373,473More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$15,355,774,687More data
Total Actual Levy:$56,863,707More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:56.440More data
US Highways:77.849More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:66.787More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:303.439More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:116.276More data
On-System Subtotal:620.791More data
City Streets:619.270More data
Certified County Roads:957.654More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:11.961More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,588.885More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,209.676More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:272.084More data
US Highways:253.564More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:153.336More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:615.434More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:232.552More data
On-System Subtotal:1,526.970More data
City Streets:1,257.748More data
Certified County Roads:1,915.308More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:23.922More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,196.978More data
County Total:4,723.948More 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):     «Ellis County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.