Hamilton 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 2019:8,461More data
Estimate 2018:8,477 
Estimate 2017:8,407 
Estimate 2016:8,237 
Estimate 2015:8,080 
Estimate 2014:8,160 
Estimate 2013:8,241 
Estimate 2012:8,249 
Estimate 2011:8,389 
Census 2010:8,517More data
Census 2000:8,229More data
Population of the County Seat (Hamilton)
Census 2010:3,095 
Census 2000:2,977 
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.
Evant town (pt.):134More data
Hamilton city:3,012More data
Hico city (pt.):1,413More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:835.9More data
Water Area:0.5More data
Total Area:836.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:10.19More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:35.62More data
Percent Rural:64.38More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:13.0%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:95.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:84.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.7%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:22.1%More data
65 and Older:24.9%More data
85 and Older:3.9%More data
Median Age:45.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$60,744More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$515,349,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$49,210More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:81.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:21.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$36,599More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$35,130 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$34,704 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$33,179 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$32,638 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.560500More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,850,341,904More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$545,031,370More data
Total Actual Levy:$3,054,901More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$447,047More data
CY 2018:$403,881 
CY 2017:$337,246 
CY 2016:$320,734 
CY 2015:$300,039 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:47.757More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:48.271More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:190.865More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:286.893More data
City Streets:58.525More data
Certified County Roads:563.692More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:622.217More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:909.110More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:96.968More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:102.358More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:381.730More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:581.056More data
City Streets:117.050More data
Certified County Roads:1,127.384More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,244.434More data
County Total:1,825.490More 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):     «Hamilton County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Hamilton County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Hamilton County»

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

Airports in Hamilton County.
Hospitals in Hamilton County.
Prisons in Hamilton County.