Refugio County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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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 2019:6,948More data
Estimate 2018:7,000 
Estimate 2017:7,180 
Estimate 2016:7,272 
Estimate 2015:7,326 
Estimate 2014:7,362 
Estimate 2013:7,279 
Estimate 2012:7,256 
Estimate 2011:7,321 
Census 2010:7,383More data
Census 2000:7,828More data
Population of the County Seat (Refugio)
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:145More data
Bayside town:320More data
Refugio town:2,734More data
Woodsboro town:1,410More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:770.4More data
Water Area:47.8More data
Total Area:818.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:9.58More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:39.32More data
Percent Rural:60.68More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:50.3%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:41.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:5.4%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:22.7%More data
65 and Older:22.6%More data
85 and Older:2.6%More data
Median Age:43.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$42,606More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$299,607,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$44,821More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:11.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,682More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$36,841 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,145 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$40,779 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$42,073 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:6.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.800000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,532,707,420More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$753,323,610More data
Total Actual Levy:$6,026,589More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:45.817More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:44.394More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:103.360More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:193.571More data
City Streets:54.990More data
Certified County Roads:178.160More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:233.150More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:426.721More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:166.880More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:88.788More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:208.046More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:463.714More data
City Streets:109.980More data
Certified County Roads:356.320More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:466.300More data
County Total:930.014More 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):     «Refugio County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.