Hamilton County Profile

Compiled by
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 2022:8,298More data
Estimate 2021:8,238 
Census 2020:8,221More data
Census 2010:8,517More data
Census 2000:8,229More data
Population of the County Seat (Hamilton)
Census 2020:2,895 
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.):131More data
Hamilton city:2,887More data
Hico city (pt.):1,384More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:835.9More data
Water Area:0.5More data
Total Area:836.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:9.83More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:35.62More data
Percent Rural:64.38More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:14.4%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:82.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:0.9%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.4%More data
65 and Older:24.8%More data
85 and Older:3.5%More data
Median Age:45.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$77,672More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$639,167,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$53,759More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:86.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:21.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$42,391More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$40,176 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$38,388 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$36,599 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$35,130 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.455400More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,415,355,713More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$784,325,877More data
Total Actual Levy:$3,571,820More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$605,554More data
CY 2021:$517,329 
CY 2020:$476,422 
CY 2019:$447,047 
CY 2018:$403,881 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:47.765More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:48.266More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:190.857More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:286.888More data
City Streets:59.387More data
Certified County Roads:562.843More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:622.230More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:909.118More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:95.530More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:102.347More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:381.714More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:579.591More data
City Streets:118.774More data
Certified County Roads:1,125.686More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,244.460More data
County Total:1,824.051More 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):     «Hamilton County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.