Montague 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 2022:21,063More data
Estimate 2021:20,430 
Census 2020:19,965More data
Census 2010:19,719More data
Census 2000:19,117More data
Population of the County Seat (Montague)
Census 2020:261 
Census 2010:304 
Census 2000:Unknown 
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.
Bowie city:5,738More data
Nocona city:3,138More data
St. Jo city:924More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:930.9More data
Water Area:7.4More data
Total Area:938.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:21.45More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:41.06More data
Percent Rural:58.94More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:11.8%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:95.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:84.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:0.9%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.0%More data
65 and Older:22.2%More data
85 and Older:2.3%More data
Median Age:43.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$45,716More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$933,008,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$54,988More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:21.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:86.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$42,319More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$41,106 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$42,035 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$41,779 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,641 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.684000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,209,733,150More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,058,960,408More data
Total Actual Levy:$14,083,289More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$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:75.426More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:52.192More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:231.206More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:27.594More data
On-System Subtotal:386.418More data
City Streets:94.359More data
Certified County Roads:777.277More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:871.636More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,258.054More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:231.761More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:110.696More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:462.412More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:55.188More data
On-System Subtotal:860.057More data
City Streets:188.718More data
Certified County Roads:1,554.554More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,743.272More data
County Total:2,603.329More 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):     «Montague County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Montague County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Montague County»

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

Airports in Montague County.
Hospitals in Montague County.
Prisons in Montague County.