Jefferson 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 2019:251,565More data
Estimate 2018:253,234 
Estimate 2017:256,041 
Estimate 2016:255,748 
Estimate 2015:255,112 
Estimate 2014:252,897 
Estimate 2013:253,079 
Estimate 2012:251,605 
Estimate 2011:253,494 
Census 2010:252,273More data
Census 2000:252,051More data
Population of the County Seat (Beaumont)
Census 2010:118,296 
Census 2000:113,866 
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.
Beaumont city:118,428More data
Bevil Oaks city:1,238More data
China city:1,207More data
Groves city:15,656More data
Nederland city:17,494More data
Nome city:603More data
Port Arthur city (pt.):55,010More data
Port Neches city:12,831More data
Taylor Landing city:241More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:876.3More data
Water Area:236.4More data
Total Area:1,112.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:287.88More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:91.60More data
Percent Rural:8.40More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:21.5%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:59.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:34.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:4.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:39.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:33.1%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.0%More data
65 and Older:14.4%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:36.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$44,065More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$11,236,716,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$48,121More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:27.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:19.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$57,522More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$56,581 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$55,245 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$54,700 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$52,350 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:5.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:7.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.364977More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$30,074,990,260More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$24,325,817,121More data
Total Actual Levy:$88,783,638More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$32,688,903More data
CY 2018:$31,428,014 
CY 2017:$25,418,030 
CY 2016:$25,512,831 
CY 2015:$25,866,641 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:24.310More data
US Highways:43.564More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:142.778More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:66.473More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.280More data
Frontage Roads:84.310More data
On-System Subtotal:361.715More data
City Streets:1,261.465More data
Certified County Roads:361.233More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:2.625More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,625.323More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,987.038More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:124.393More data
US Highways:181.232More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:474.316More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:172.264More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.560More data
Frontage Roads:169.401More data
On-System Subtotal:1,122.166More data
City Streets:2,682.105More data
Certified County Roads:725.696More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:4.346More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,412.147More data
County Total:4,534.313More 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):     «Jefferson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Jefferson County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Jefferson County»

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

Airports in Jefferson County.
Hospitals in Jefferson County.
Prisons in Jefferson County.