Knox 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 2019:3,664More data
Estimate 2018:3,662 
Estimate 2017:3,674 
Estimate 2016:3,732 
Estimate 2015:3,792 
Estimate 2014:3,801 
Estimate 2013:3,722 
Estimate 2012:3,730 
Estimate 2011:3,722 
Census 2010:3,719More data
Census 2000:4,253More data
Population of the County Seat (Benjamin)
Census 2010:258 
Census 2000:264 
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.
Benjamin city:253More data
Goree city:200More data
Knox City town:1,112More data
Munday city:1,273More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:850.6More data
Water Area:4.9More data
Total Area:855.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:4.37More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:34.9%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.3%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.7%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:57.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:5.3%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.4%More data
65 and Older:19.9%More data
85 and Older:2.6%More data
Median Age:39.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$38,457More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$140,483,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$39,726More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:20.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:31.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:19.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,838More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,414 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$40,729 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$41,025 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$47,595 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.744800More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$947,472,942More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$231,638,712More data
Total Actual Levy:$1,725,249More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:43.532More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:63.819More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:112.095More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:219.446More data
City Streets:54.456More data
Certified County Roads:400.511More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.691More data
Off-System Subtotal:455.658More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:675.104More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:113.010More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:128.678More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:224.190More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:465.878More data
City Streets:108.912More data
Certified County Roads:801.022More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:1.382More data
Off-System Subtotal:911.316More data
County Total:1,377.194More 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):     «Knox County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Knox County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Knox County»

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

Airports in Knox County.
Hospitals in Knox County.
Prisons in Knox County.