Palo Pinto 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 Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:29,747More data
Estimate 2022:29,322 
Estimate 2021:28,742 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.28,409More data
Census 2010:28,111More data
Census 2000:27,026More data
Population of the County Seat (Palo Pinto)
Census 2020:276 
Census 2010:333 
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.
Gordon city:489More data
Graford city:717More data
Mineral Wells city (pt.):15,278More data
Mingus city:236More data
Strawn city:561More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:952.6More data
Water Area:33.0More data
Total Area:985.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:29.82More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:49.62More data
Percent Rural:50.38More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:21.0%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:93.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:73.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:2.3%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:23.2%More data
65 and Older:20.3%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:40.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$51,742More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$1,512,897,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$56,809More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:87.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:18.1% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»     Data for 2023 is preliminary.
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$47,980More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$47,888 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$45,202 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$45,971 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$46,122 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.305908More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$8,159,124,805More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$5,245,587,535More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,046,672More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$2,674,159More data
CY 2022:$2,377,323 
CY 2021:$1,966,987 
CY 2020:$1,732,186 
CY 2019:$1,531,851 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:20.568More data
US Highways:68.334More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:93.713More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:148.446More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:11.674More data
Frontage Roads:41.376More data
On-System Subtotal:384.111More data
City Streets:164.426More data
Certified County Roads:418.371More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:582.797More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:966.908More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:82.272More data
US Highways:155.017More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:196.728More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:297.043More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:23.348More data
Frontage Roads:82.752More data
On-System Subtotal:837.160More data
City Streets:333.194More data
Certified County Roads:836.742More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,169.936More data
County Total:2,007.096More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Palo Pinto County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Palo Pinto County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Palo Pinto County»

Special Districts in Palo Pinto County.
School Districts in Palo Pinto County.
History of City Tax Rates in Palo Pinto County.

Airports in Palo Pinto County.
Hospitals in Palo Pinto County.
Prisons in Palo Pinto County.

On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.