Hale County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:31,827More data
Estimate 2021:32,234 
Census 2020:32,526More data
Census 2010:36,273More data
Census 2000:36,602More data
Population of the County Seat (Plainview)
Census 2020:20,187 
Census 2010:22,194 
Census 2000:22,336 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN HALE COUNTY - 2022 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.
Abernathy city (pt.):2,130More data
Edmonson town:88More data
Hale Center city:2,016More data
Petersburg city:983More data
Plainview city:19,599More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,004.7More data
Water Area:0.1More data
Total Area:1,004.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:32.37More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.90More data
Percent Rural:23.10More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:61.7%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:5.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:31.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:5.0%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.4%More data
65 and Older:13.7%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:33.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$43,543More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$1,402,943,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$47,373More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:19.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:28.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:75.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$42,475More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$41,504 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$38,710 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$37,633 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$36,531 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.643000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,289,648,084More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,053,373,256More data
Total Actual Levy:$13,203,136More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$1,943,523More data
CY 2021:$1,835,203 
CY 2020:$1,702,855 
CY 2019:$1,799,127 
CY 2018:$1,597,313 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:37.707More data
US Highways:30.466More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:29.152More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:287.215More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:75.520More data
On-System Subtotal:460.060More data
City Streets:195.664More data
Certified County Roads:1,325.162More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,520.826More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,980.886More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:150.828More data
US Highways:85.610More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:81.962More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:587.821More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:151.040More data
On-System Subtotal:1,057.261More data
City Streets:401.332More data
Certified County Roads:2,650.324More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,051.656More data
County Total:4,108.917More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hale County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.