Erath 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 2019:42,698More data
Estimate 2018:42,223 
Estimate 2017:41,723 
Estimate 2016:41,372 
Estimate 2015:41,191 
Estimate 2014:40,514 
Estimate 2013:39,886 
Estimate 2012:39,405 
Estimate 2011:38,922 
Census 2010:37,890More data
Census 2000:33,001More data
Population of the County Seat (Stephenville)
Census 2010:17,123 
Census 2000:14,921 
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.
Dublin city:3,553More data
Hico city (pt.):0More data
Stephenville city:21,247More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,083.1More data
Water Area:6.7More data
Total Area:1,089.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:34.98More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:53.68More data
Percent Rural:46.32More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:21.7%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:74.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:1.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:20.5%More data
65 and Older:14.2%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:31.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$39,572More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,679,652,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$47,087More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:86.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:29.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$35,913More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$34,547 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$33,414 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$32,953 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$31,895 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.445800More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,778,781,040More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,322,104,578More data
Total Actual Levy:$14,809,942More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$2,799,103More data
CY 2018:$2,582,426 
CY 2017:$2,364,315 
CY 2016:$2,312,166 
CY 2015:$2,692,515 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:5.885More data
US Highways:90.997More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:67.767More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:214.686More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:11.736More data
On-System Subtotal:391.071More data
City Streets:120.844More data
Certified County Roads:833.657More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:954.501More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,345.572More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:23.540More data
US Highways:222.524More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:139.260More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:432.470More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:23.472More data
On-System Subtotal:841.266More data
City Streets:246.180More data
Certified County Roads:1,667.314More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,913.494More data
County Total:2,754.760More 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):     «Erath County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Erath County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Erath County»

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

Airports in Erath County.
Hospitals in Erath County.
Prisons in Erath County.