Starr 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 2019:64,633More data
Estimate 2018:64,249 
Estimate 2017:64,130 
Estimate 2016:63,894 
Estimate 2015:63,484 
Estimate 2014:62,965 
Estimate 2013:62,381 
Estimate 2012:61,970 
Estimate 2011:61,642 
Census 2010:60,968More data
Census 2000:53,597More data
Population of the County Seat (Rio Grande City)
Census 2010:13,834 
Census 2000:11,923 
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.
Escobares city:2,567More data
La Grulla city:1,700More data
Rio Grande City city:14,521More data
Roma city:11,455More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,223.2More data
Water Area:5.9More data
Total Area:1,229.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:49.84More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.29More data
Percent Rural:23.71More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:96.4%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:98.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:3.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.1%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:32.9%More data
65 and Older:11.3%More data
85 and Older:1.3%More data
Median Age:28.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$26,316More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,698,035,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$30,490More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:33.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:45.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:51.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:10.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$30,320More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$29,803 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$29,529 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$29,317 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$28,444 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:9.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:10.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:11.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:13.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:13.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.782300More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,030,687,542More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,131,410,337More data
Total Actual Levy:$16,612,590More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$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:46.659More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.052More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:181.007More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.262More data
Frontage Roads:3.086More data
On-System Subtotal:234.066More data
City Streets:112.401More data
Certified County Roads:437.168More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.412More data
Federal Roads:2.250More data
Off-System Subtotal:552.231More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:786.297More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:163.248More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:0.104More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:365.788More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:6.524More data
Frontage Roads:6.172More data
On-System Subtotal:541.836More data
City Streets:225.346More data
Certified County Roads:874.336More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.824More data
Federal Roads:3.755More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,104.261More data
County Total:1,646.097More 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):     «Starr County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Starr County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Starr County»

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

Airports in Starr County.
Hospitals in Starr County.
Prisons in Starr County.