Mitchell 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»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:8,943More data
Estimate 2021:9,050 
Census 2020:8,991More data
Census 2010:9,403More data
Census 2000:9,698More data
Population of the County Seat (Colorado City)
Census 2020:3,991 
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:3,939More data
Loraine town:500More data
Westbrook city:201More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:911.1More data
Water Area:4.8More data
Total Area:915.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:9.87More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:63.26More data
Percent Rural:36.74More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:40.8%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:84.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:10.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:47.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:9.4%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:22.3%More data
65 and Older:15.2%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:35.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$35,417More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$321,233,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$44,476More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:19.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:82.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:9.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$48,845More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$44,618 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$43,530 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$45,356 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$40,692 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.471687More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,450,173,381More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$913,572,352More data
Total Actual Levy:$4,309,202More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$447,618More data
CY 2021:$368,132 
CY 2020:$364,505 
CY 2019:$375,320 
CY 2018:$454,426 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:32.043More data
US Highways:0.551More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:73.116More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:128.200More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:63.384More data
On-System Subtotal:297.294More data
City Streets:75.086More data
Certified County Roads:454.365More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:529.451More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:826.745More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:128.172More data
US Highways:2.204More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:148.606More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:256.400More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:126.768More data
On-System Subtotal:662.150More data
City Streets:150.172More data
Certified County Roads:908.730More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,058.902More data
County Total:1,721.052More 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):     «Mitchell County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.