Refugio County Profile

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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 2021:6,756More data
Census 2020:6,741More data
Census 2010:7,383More data
Census 2000:7,828More data
Population of the County Seat (Refugio)
Census 2020:2,712 
Census 2010:2,890 
Census 2000:2,941 
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.
Austwell city:118More data
Bayside town:275More data
Refugio town:2,790More data
Woodsboro town:1,299More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:770.5More data
Water Area:47.8More data
Total Area:818.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:8.75More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:39.32More data
Percent Rural:60.68More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:52.0%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.9%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:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:40.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:5.6%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:22.8%More data
65 and Older:22.5%More data
85 and Older:2.6%More data
Median Age:42.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$48,266More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$331,928,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$48,433More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:82.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:11.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$42,147More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$40,982 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$42,607 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,682 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$36,841 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:8.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.800000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,688,736,920More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$716,626,868More data
Total Actual Levy:$5,733,015More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:45.849More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:44.392More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:103.490More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:193.731More data
City Streets:54.990More data
Certified County Roads:178.131More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:233.121More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:426.852More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:167.008More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:88.784More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:208.306More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:464.098More data
City Streets:109.980More data
Certified County Roads:356.262More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:466.242More data
County Total:930.340More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Refugio County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Refugio County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Refugio County»

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

Airports in Refugio County.
Hospitals in Refugio County.
Prisons in Refugio County.