Knox County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:3,273More data
Estimate 2021:3,307 
Census 2020:3,353More data
Census 2010:3,719More data
Census 2000:4,253More data
Population of the County Seat (Benjamin)
Census 2020:196 
Census 2010:258 
Census 2000:264 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN KNOX COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:195More data
Goree city:158More data
Knox City town:1,036More data
Munday city:1,213More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:850.6More data
Water Area:4.9More data
Total Area:855.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:3.94More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:35.0%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:3.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:56.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:5.6%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.2%More data
65 and Older:20.8%More data
85 and Older:2.7%More data
Median Age:40.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$50,320More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$168,623,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$45,558More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:28.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:81.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:14.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$44,439More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$45,721 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$44,056 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,838 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,414 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.621560More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,134,173,731More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$291,685,221More data
Total Actual Levy:$1,812,999More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:43.532More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:63.860More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:112.118More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:219.510More data
City Streets:54.780More data
Certified County Roads:400.981More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.691More data
Off-System Subtotal:456.452More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:675.962More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:114.008More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:131.314More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:224.236More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:469.558More data
City Streets:109.560More data
Certified County Roads:801.962More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:1.382More data
Off-System Subtotal:912.904More data
County Total:1,382.462More 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):     «Knox County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.