Gaines 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 2023:22,523More data
Estimate 2022:22,140 
Estimate 2021:21,878 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.21,598More data
Census 2010:17,526More data
Census 2000:14,467More data
Population of the County Seat (Seminole)
Census 2020:6,988 
Census 2010:6,430 
Census 2000:5,910 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN GAINES 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.
Denver City town (pt.):0More data
Seagraves city:2,227More data
Seminole city:7,231More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,502.4More data
Water Area:0.5More data
Total Area:1,502.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:14.38More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:32.73More data
Percent Rural:67.27More data
Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:43.4%More data
Race - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:53.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:1.7%More data
Age - 2023 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:36.0%More data
65 and Older:9.2%More data
85 and Older:1.0%More data
Median Age:28.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$46,925More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$1,040,847,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$62,465More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment (open in new window)»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:60.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:10.4% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$62,078More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$59,336 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$55,135 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$55,150 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$55,226 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:2.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.494764More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$5,478,759,472More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,541,465,742More data
Total Actual Levy:$22,458,034More 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:0.000More data
US Highways:83.145More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:55.230More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:133.354More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:271.729More data
City Streets:76.199More data
Certified County Roads:1,056.068More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,132.267More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,403.996More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:281.534More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:112.640More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:268.104More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:662.278More data
City Streets:152.398More data
Certified County Roads:2,112.136More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,264.534More data
County Total:2,926.812More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2022»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture Report 2022»     «2022 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Gaines County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.