Leon 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 2019:17,404More data
Estimate 2018:17,260 
Estimate 2017:17,235 
Estimate 2016:17,200 
Estimate 2015:17,028 
Estimate 2014:16,730 
Estimate 2013:16,620 
Estimate 2012:16,741 
Estimate 2011:16,829 
Census 2010:16,801More data
Census 2000:15,335More data
Population of the County Seat (Centerville)
Census 2010:892 
Census 2000:903 
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.
Buffalo city:1,902More data
Centerville city:907More data
Jewett city:1,220More data
Leona city:180More data
Marquez city:274More data
Normangee town (pt.):624More data
Oakwood town (pt.):478More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,073.2More data
Water Area:7.5More data
Total Area:1,080.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:15.66More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:15.0%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:75.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:6.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:22.5%More data
65 and Older:24.5%More data
85 and Older:2.6%More data
Median Age:45.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$40,388More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$697,506,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$47,065More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:82.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:16.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$53,551More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$47,477 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$46,881 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$46,956 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$49,696 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:6.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.459170More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,662,767,360More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,741,066,281More data
Total Actual Levy:$7,994,454More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$1,537,157More data
CY 2018:$1,236,087 
CY 2017:$1,401,504 
CY 2016:$1,112,067 
CY 2015:$1,540,010 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:28.515More data
US Highways:41.569More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:74.153More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:207.518More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:37.918More data
On-System Subtotal:389.673More data
City Streets:63.364More data
Certified County Roads:599.303More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:662.667More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,052.340More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:114.060More data
US Highways:85.974More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:148.306More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:415.036More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:75.836More data
On-System Subtotal:839.212More data
City Streets:126.728More data
Certified County Roads:1,198.606More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,325.334More data
County Total:2,164.546More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Leon County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Leon County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Leon County»

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

Airports in Leon County.
Hospitals in Leon County.
Prisons in Leon County.