Hale 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 2019:33,406More data
Estimate 2018:33,631 
Estimate 2017:33,954 
Estimate 2016:34,107 
Estimate 2015:34,034 
Estimate 2014:34,451 
Estimate 2013:35,676 
Estimate 2012:36,258 
Estimate 2011:36,381 
Census 2010:36,273More data
Census 2000:36,602More data
Population of the County Seat (Plainview)
Census 2010:22,194 
Census 2000:22,336 
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.
Abernathy city (pt.):1,954More data
Edmonson town:103More data
Hale Center city:2,054More data
Petersburg city:1,132More data
Plainview city:20,143More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,004.7More data
Water Area:0.1More data
Total Area:1,004.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:36.10More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.90More data
Percent Rural:23.10More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:59.7%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:5.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:33.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:4.9%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.1%More data
65 and Older:13.4%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:33.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$32,263More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,091,460,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$42,782More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:26.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:76.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$37,633More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$36,531 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$34,914 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$34,340 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$33,632 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:6.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.595500More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,851,296,139More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,057,141,054More data
Total Actual Levy:$12,250,220More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$1,799,127More data
CY 2018:$1,597,313 
CY 2017:$1,541,318 
CY 2016:$1,543,100 
CY 2015:$1,645,313 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:37.685More data
US Highways:30.466More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:29.142More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:287.004More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:75.480More data
On-System Subtotal:459.777More data
City Streets:196.400More data
Certified County Roads:1,325.321More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,521.721More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,981.498More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:150.740More data
US Highways:86.470More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:78.942More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:589.291More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:150.960More data
On-System Subtotal:1,056.403More data
City Streets:402.804More data
Certified County Roads:2,650.642More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,053.446More data
County Total:4,109.849More 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):     «Hale County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Hale County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Hale County»

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

Airports in Hale County.
Hospitals in Hale County.
Prisons in Hale County.