Jim Wells County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:38,662More data
Estimate 2022:38,729 
Estimate 2021:38,893 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.38,891More data
Census 2010:40,838More data
Census 2000:39,326More data
Population of the County Seat (Alice)
Census 2020:17,891 
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:17,579More data
Orange Grove city:1,178More data
Premont city:2,401More data
San Diego city (pt.):745More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:865.2More data
Water Area:3.4More data
Total Area:868.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:44.95More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:49.92More data
Percent Rural:50.08More data
Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:80.1%More data
Race - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:95.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2023 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:17.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:0.7%More data
Age - 2023 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:27.1%More data
65 and Older:16.2%More data
85 and Older:1.6%More data
Median Age:36.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$48,093More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$1,867,264,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$48,252More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:24.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:36.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment (open in new window)»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:78.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:15.3% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$47,424More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$46,078 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$43,217 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$42,829 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$49,075 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:5.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:5.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:9.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:13.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.787581More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$2,901,315,353More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,180,927,008More data
Total Actual Levy:$17,164,915More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$3,605,213More data
CY 2022:$3,348,608 
CY 2021:$2,605,184 
CY 2020:$2,800,869 
CY 2019:$3,024,030 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:56.273More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:50.341More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:162.442More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:4.831More data
On-System Subtotal:273.887More data
City Streets:152.561More data
Certified County Roads:552.448More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:705.009More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:978.896More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:225.092More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:154.285More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:326.970More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:9.413More data
On-System Subtotal:715.760More data
City Streets:319.326More data
Certified County Roads:1,105.241More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,424.567More data
County Total:2,140.327More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2022»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture Report 2022»     «2022 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Jim Wells County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.