Upshur County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:42,488More data
Estimate 2021:41,811 
Census 2020:40,890More data
Census 2010:39,309More data
Census 2000:35,291More data
Population of the County Seat (Gilmer)
Census 2020:4,843 
Census 2010:4,905 
Census 2000:4,799 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN UPSHUR COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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.
Big Sandy town:1,286More data
Clarksville City city (pt.):0More data
East Mountain city (pt.):935More data
Gilmer city:5,029More data
Gladewater city (pt.):2,433More data
Ore City city:1,155More data
Union Grove city:461More data
Warren City city (pt.):5More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:583.0More data
Water Area:9.6More data
Total Area:592.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:70.14More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:20.70More data
Percent Rural:79.30More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:9.5%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:87.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:79.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:7.5%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.9%More data
65 and Older:18.9%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:40.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$43,308More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$1,809,169,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$51,634More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:17.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$41,800More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$40,645 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$39,921 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$37,490 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$36,526 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.615000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,273,491,390More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,244,082,744More data
Total Actual Levy:$13,801,109More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$1,832,396More data
CY 2021:$1,549,184 
CY 2020:$1,432,232 
CY 2019:$1,235,998 
CY 2018:$1,197,721 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:54.319More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:71.607More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:205.316More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:331.242More data
City Streets:105.843More data
Certified County Roads:664.505More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.961More data
Off-System Subtotal:771.309More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,102.551More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:195.254More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:182.672More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:410.632More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:788.558More data
City Streets:211.686More data
Certified County Roads:1,329.010More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:1.922More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,542.618More data
County Total:2,331.176More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Upshur County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Upshur County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Upshur County»

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

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Hospitals in Upshur County.
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