Jim Wells 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 2019:40,482More data
Estimate 2018:40,756 
Estimate 2017:40,920 
Estimate 2016:41,181 
Estimate 2015:41,523 
Estimate 2014:41,504 
Estimate 2013:41,681 
Estimate 2012:41,651 
Estimate 2011:41,224 
Census 2010:40,838More data
Census 2000:39,326More data
Population of the County Seat (Alice)
Census 2010:19,104 
Census 2000:19,010 
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.
Alice city:18,682More data
Orange Grove city:1,302More data
Premont city:2,543More data
San Diego city (pt.):879More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:865.0More data
Water Area:3.4More data
Total Area:868.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:47.21More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:59.91More data
Percent Rural:40.09More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:80.4%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:96.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:17.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.7%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.8%More data
65 and Older:15.4%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:34.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$40,570More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,656,154,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$41,919More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:21.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:33.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:74.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:12.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,969More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$43,273 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,965 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$44,234 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$49,830 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:7.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:10.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.802202More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,407,738,129More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,895,470,692More data
Total Actual Levy:$15,193,005More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$3,024,030More data
CY 2018:$2,932,449 
CY 2017:$2,474,718 
CY 2016:$2,210,504 
CY 2015:$3,784,148 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:56.272More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:50.337More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:162.301More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:4.662More data
On-System Subtotal:273.572More data
City Streets:151.761More data
Certified County Roads:551.985More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:703.746More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:977.318More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:225.088More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:154.269More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:326.688More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:9.075More data
On-System Subtotal:715.120More data
City Streets:317.535More data
Certified County Roads:1,104.315More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,421.850More data
County Total:2,136.970More 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):     «Jim Wells County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Jim Wells County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Jim Wells County»

Special Districts in Jim Wells County.
School Districts in Jim Wells County.
History of City Tax Rates in Jim Wells County.

Airports in Jim Wells County.
Hospitals in Jim Wells County.
Prisons in Jim Wells County.