Mitchell 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 2019:8,545More data
Estimate 2018:8,525 
Estimate 2017:8,215 
Estimate 2016:8,474 
Estimate 2015:8,856 
Estimate 2014:9,070 
Estimate 2013:8,999 
Estimate 2012:9,329 
Estimate 2011:9,396 
Census 2010:9,403More data
Census 2000:9,698More data
Population of the County Seat (Colorado City)
Census 2010:4,146 
Census 2000:4,281 
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.
Colorado City city:3,857More data
Loraine town:564More data
Westbrook city:244More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:911.1More data
Water Area:4.8More data
Total Area:915.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:10.32More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:63.26More data
Percent Rural:36.74More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:40.2%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:84.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:10.5%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:48.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:9.1%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.5%More data
65 and Older:15.2%More data
85 and Older:1.7%More data
Median Age:35.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$31,913More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$259,929,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$48,529More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:21.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:26.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:78.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:11.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$45,356More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$40,692 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$40,661 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$41,450 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$40,742 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.587510More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,388,315,826More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$867,163,071More data
Total Actual Levy:$5,094,446More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$375,320More data
CY 2018:$454,426 
CY 2017:$320,360 
CY 2016:$278,468 
CY 2015:$405,958 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:32.043More data
US Highways:0.551More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:73.117More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:128.208More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:63.384More data
On-System Subtotal:297.303More data
City Streets:74.708More data
Certified County Roads:453.612More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:528.320More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:825.623More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:128.172More data
US Highways:2.204More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:148.608More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:256.416More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:126.768More data
On-System Subtotal:662.168More data
City Streets:149.416More data
Certified County Roads:907.224More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,056.640More data
County Total:1,718.808More 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):     «Mitchell County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Mitchell County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Mitchell County»

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

Airports in Mitchell County.
Hospitals in Mitchell County.
Prisons in Mitchell County.