Shelby County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

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 2019:25,274More data
Estimate 2018:25,307 
Estimate 2017:25,225 
Estimate 2016:25,566 
Estimate 2015:25,373 
Estimate 2014:25,607 
Estimate 2013:25,977 
Estimate 2012:26,062 
Estimate 2011:25,733 
Census 2010:25,448More data
Census 2000:25,224More data
Population of the County Seat (Center)
Census 2010:5,193 
Census 2000:5,678 
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.
Center city:5,175More data
Huxley city:382More data
Joaquin city:805More data
Tenaha town:1,146More data
Timpson city:1,134More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:795.6More data
Water Area:39.0More data
Total Area:834.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:31.99More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:20.57More data
Percent Rural:79.43More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.6%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:78.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:17.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:61.2%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:17.2%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.8%More data
65 and Older:17.5%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:38.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$41,666More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,059,078,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$41,961More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:20.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:30.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:75.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:14.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$37,926More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$35,772 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$36,142 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,118 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$35,894 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:6.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.856200More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,262,041,047More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,319,472,246More data
Total Actual Levy:$11,101,791More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$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:61.261More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:87.652More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:234.472More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:383.385More data
City Streets:84.763More data
Certified County Roads:752.784More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:113.910More data
Off-System Subtotal:951.457More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,334.842More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:190.517More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:220.077More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:468.944More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:879.538More data
City Streets:169.526More data
Certified County Roads:1,505.568More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:227.820More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,902.914More data
County Total:2,782.452More 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):     «Shelby County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Shelby County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Shelby County»

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

Airports in Shelby County.
Hospitals in Shelby County.
Prisons in Shelby County.