Gaines 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 2019:21,492More data
Estimate 2018:20,820 
Estimate 2017:20,553 
Estimate 2016:20,446 
Estimate 2015:20,217 
Estimate 2014:19,335 
Estimate 2013:18,807 
Estimate 2012:18,307 
Estimate 2011:17,908 
Census 2010:17,526More data
Census 2000:14,467More data
Population of the County Seat (Seminole)
Census 2010:6,430 
Census 2000:5,910 
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.
Denver City town (pt.):0More data
Seagraves city:2,936More data
Seminole city:7,815More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,502.4More data
Water Area:0.5More data
Total Area:1,502.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:11.67More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:36.96More data
Percent Rural:63.04More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:41.6%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:95.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:55.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:1.6%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:35.9%More data
65 and Older:8.9%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:28.4More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$36,009More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$752,616,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$56,321More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:61.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:12.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$52,567More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$49,682 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$47,328 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$48,063 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$47,795 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.575736More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,931,885,655More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,362,619,855More data
Total Actual Levy:$0More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:83.145More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:55.199More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:133.355More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:271.699More data
City Streets:76.199More data
Certified County Roads:1,056.061More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,132.260More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,403.959More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:280.274More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:112.886More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:267.954More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:661.114More data
City Streets:152.398More data
Certified County Roads:2,112.122More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,264.520More data
County Total:2,925.634More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Gaines County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Gaines County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Gaines County»

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

Airports in Gaines County.
Hospitals in Gaines County.
Prisons in Gaines County.